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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 29, 2013 3:23 pm

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 29, 2013 3:25 pm

One just want to keep on meandering along these very interesting roads

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 29, 2013 3:32 pm

A photographer's paradise with amazing rockformations

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 29, 2013 3:35 pm

This strongly reminded me of the national emblem of Zimbabwe!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 29, 2013 3:39 pm

And of course the Boababs - I wanted to take a picture of every single one!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 29, 2013 3:40 pm

It was the same with the Rock Figs!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 29, 2013 4:00 pm

In the middle of nowhere we came upon a little oasis in the parched landscape and there was this beautiful Knob Billed Duck all on his lonesome self

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 29, 2013 4:22 pm

We also spotted these two Verreaux's Eagles.

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 29, 2013 4:25 pm

Actually they were a mile away but my husband bought himself a new camera for Christmas - one of these Canon Bridge cameras and this thing has an absolute amazing zoom as the following pics illustrate

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu May 30, 2013 3:23 pm

Philip1, Hilda, Sparrow and NetEk! :thumbs_up:

On the return trip from the eastern section we came across a large group of Banded Mongoose crossing the Den Staat road. There were quite a few very small babies

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu May 30, 2013 3:45 pm

It was already late afternoon and the light was not great. But it was so cute - when we saw them about half of the group was already across. The rest got spooked by us and stopped in their tracks. Those already across also immediately stopped and waited and even came back to fetch the stragglers. It was only when every member of the group was accounted for that they continued on their journey!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu May 30, 2013 4:15 pm

On our previous visit we drove the entire 4x4 eco route. This time around we only had time for a small part of the route in the vicinity of Little Muck, a privately run lodge. We had some really great sightings on this drive!
One of the highlights was a large herd of eland but as usual they started running as soon as they became aware of us.

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

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