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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Awesome cheetah sighting, charbel,

and also great wildebeests, gemsbok and kudu pictures :thumbs_up: :popcorn:


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Another most entertaining day in Kruger, with beautiful sightings all around :clap: :clap: .

Thanks for sharing :clap: .

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Hey Charbel!

Great photos!

Love the Gemsbok between the flowers, the cartoon Blue-wilde Beast and the majestic Kudu!

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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I'd love to see also Elande in a closer manner. I saw them in the Cape, but far away. in KTP, only the dead ones.

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Heard many of them died - so sad.


They came from Botswana and where exhausted when arrived, becoming easy targets for predators. It seems they migrated because water was lacking where they are usually found, in Botswana's savanas.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Thanks for the comments, Pumbaa, Barryels, and Super Mongoose.
I will now make a posting in the KNP TR, a fantastic meeting with an elephant

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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They came from Botswana and where exhausted when arrived, becoming easy targets for predators. It seems they migrated because water was lacking where they are usually found, in Botswana's savanas.


Thanks for the info I didn't know that! They are such amazing creatures

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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In June 3rd we saw our first Giraffes in the Aoub River Road! It didn't take long, it was the second day in the park.

As all here probably know, Giraffes have been shot to death, all of them, in that part of Kalahari. One of the waterholes even has a name to remember this: Kameelsleep, where the Sandersons shot the last free roaming Giraffe. They have been reintroduced in the 1990s and, as far as we could see, they are going quite well!

Here is a pic of how we saw the first Giraffe. A majestic animal going down the dune...

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It crossed the road, just in front of a car, and entered the Aoub River, walking in that typical peaceful way a Giraffe walks, as if floating over the world.

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A little further in the road, we found more Giraffes walking in the Aoub River. Here we photographed them against the dunes background. This shows how they can mix with the environment despite being huge animals.

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Here is a closer view.

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A detail of the feet.

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I like the light over the Giraffe in this pic.

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Giraffes in a mirror.

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Finally, details of Giraffe eating, with a view of the tongue, the famous 50cm tongue.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Hey Charbel, great pics of all the Long Necks!

I'm glad the Giraffes are doing so well in the Kalagadi! I remember when they were reintroduced when I was a kid.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Charbel, great pics of the Girraffe, I so enjoy watching them, the are so graceful

Thanks for sharing :gflower:

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Stunning Giraffe pictures Charbel and Pedro! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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right, Giraffes are very elegant :dance: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Nice Kudu sighting.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Great giraffe sighting charbel :dance: :dance: .

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Thanks, Barryels, WillieV, Cape of Storms, Anne-Marie, Hilda, Carolg, and Super Mongoose,

Long time without posting. But the reason was superb. Another nature trip, this time to Borneo. I strongly recommend. I will definitely go back there next year, and try to do some bird sighting trip. This time I didn't see many birds. In the jungle, different approaches are needed and we do need some local guide who can not only locate the birds, but more than that, attract them. Yes, they have guides that do playback to attract birds.

But I saw orangutans, proboscis monkeys, flying lemurs, etc., and did a lot of outstanding trekking through the Borneo jungle, even getting the expected leeches in my skin.

But now back to my TRs. I will do a posting either today or tomorrow...

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