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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:14 pm 
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that should do it

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:18 pm 
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Thanks gatita,your post did the trick.

Here we go with the next installment.

PF & DD.

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:20 pm 
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South bound: We drove to Marie se Draai waterhole. On the way to the waterhole we passed a pair of Lions asleep under a bush with lots of cars watching them. So we decided to give it a miss and visit the waterhole. There were only Gemsbok so we slowly drove back to see the Lions.

They had moved to another bushImage
LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
We decided to be patient again and wait and see if the inevitable would happen. A few times they rolled overImage
LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
a couple of times the male opened his eyes and looked over at us (probably thinking ‘are they still there?’) Image
LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr Image
LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr(I wish I'd never had that kudu curry last night!)

Eventually he shifted and gave a big yawnImage
LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
After an hour they both got up ('Hello beautiful,could you be interested in a handsome beast like me??)Image
LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
and finally mated (obviously she was interested!). Notice the 'soft focus' so as not to offend.Image
LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr
They then wandered off to another bush for another napImage
LIONS by cstevens0559, on Flickr

We headed back towards camp and then yet another surprise!

DD & PF

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:00 am 
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Whoo hoo, nice lion sighting! Funny I'm at the "lions mating" part of my trip report as well! I wasn't nice about their privacy like you, there are some pretty graphic images.

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Brilliant sequence shots of the Lions. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:
Brilliant sequence shots of the Lions. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Thanks Meandering Mouse and Trrp-Trrrrrrr,

Wildcatzoo - the soft focus wasn't intentional they had just moved behind a bush!!

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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I am just thinking that the same thing happened a month later. Wonder if its the same guy, because if so he is really lucky with the ladies.

Lovely shots of the couple and some nice close-ups too. :clap: :clap: :clap: Not sure if you posting under the lion thread, because it will be great to compare the cats.

You will see my male and female on the webcam of 5 Dec 2013. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Hi Son godin

Not sure if they are the same pair but suppose they could be.
He looks quite a mature male as his mane is dark and goes down his legs.

Will post some of the pics on the lion thread too.

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DD & PF

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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After leaving the lions we carried on back towards camp.
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PALE-CHANTING GOSHAWK by cstevens0559, on Flickr

Suddenly we spotted a Honey Badger with 3 attendant PCGs. He was digging and they were following hoping for a free meal. Again this is something we had heard about but never seen before.
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We were back in camp at 6.50pm (33°).
Here we met another Yellow Ribbon – Katja. We chatted and discovered she was going to be at Grootkolk when we were there.
After dinner we walked over to the hide but only BBJs came in.
Some more weird and wonderful nightlife:
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2013_10_28_IMG_3087 by cstevens0559, on Flickr
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2013_10_28_IMG_3091 by cstevens0559, on Flickr
The last one is the same type of Hawkmoth that we had seen before.

That's all for now.
DD & PF

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Great lighting for the honey badger!

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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What a lovely trip report Peregrine Falcon and Dassie Delight! I have just read from page 1 and enjoyed all your lovely sightings with beautiful pictures! :clap: :clap:

Amazing Honey Badger sighting too! The bird sightings in KTP is just stunning, and you managed to capture them perfectly! :dance: :dance:

Lions, Cheetahs, you have seen them all! Can't wait for the next episode! :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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What a wonderful experience of the Honey Badger with the Falcons. :dance: :dance: :dance: That is something so special. Nicely captured :thumbs_up:

thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Honey badger. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
What a great sighting in the open. :big_eyes:
Usually one just gets a glimpse.


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 Post subject: Re: PF & DD's Game of patience in KTP
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Thanks all for your kind comments.

The honey badger was a great sighting.After being with the mating lions for over an hour we were on a real high and this sighting just ended the day off nicely :dance: :dance: .

All for now and will return to the next instalment after Saturdays chores are over.

Take care wherever you are.

PS:If anyone can identify some of the nightlife it would be most appreciated.

PF & DD.

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SEPTEMBER 2014
4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
15-19 - Letaba


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