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 Post subject: Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat
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We stayed with them for an hour. Then we desperately needed a loo break and returned to camp.

On the way we watched a drongo attacking a tawny

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Back in camp we had breakfast and took a nap. The temperature reached 37 degrees at 3 pm.

Nevertheless we returned to Kwang at 4 pm. Still in camp we saw this lizard

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and there was another black-headed heron at Cubitje Quap

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we saw some willies and at Kwang the road was blocked. The lions were still around and getting ready for some action...

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 Post subject: Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat
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Gatita,

Stunning Lion images so well captured. :clap: :clap:

Photo below did the Lion shake himself or was it terribly windy. :hmz: ..Like the action taking place. :dance:
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Super Tawney :cam: :thumbs_up:

Love the lizard on the red sand. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat
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What a fantastic lion sighting, gatita :thumbs_up:

and you managed some really stunning shots :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Great drong and tawny interaction as well :thumbs_up:


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The Drongos are very brave attacking a Tawny Gatita! We saw them doing that in KNP too last week! :lol:

Awesome Lion sighting, and your pictures are fantastic! :clap: :clap:

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That lion shot is hilarious! :lol: :lol: :lol:
The portrait of the patriarch is great though! :clap:

What was wrong the lioness? A wound on her ear or left-overs from munching on a kill?

It seems that harassing tawnies was very popular at that time.
We had the same thing, just on the Auob side. Fascinating to watch. :thumbs_up:

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What a glorious lion sighting that was! :dance: :clap: :clap: Love the pic of the boss shaking the cobwebs out of his head. :lol: Lovely shots of the dronga and tawny. Dynamite sure comes in small packages! Also love your lizard/skink on the red sand! :thumbs_up:

( :redface: about the G booking, would have gladly shared our accommodation with you guys if we could have. Looking at it another way, if you had got the booking, we would never have met :wink: , and we would have only had a trip to KTP in late 2014 :shock: - I would never have survived.)

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Take a bow.......you had some superb sightings and captured every one perfectly !!!! :clap: :clap:
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superb photo of the Lion throwing away his bugs :lol:
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Wow some stunning lion photos!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Those drongos always amaze me with their dive bombings!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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