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Sable's ADDO-rable Elephants, Addo NP, Jan. '14

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Re: ADDO-rable Elephants

Unread postby sable » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:27 pm

As we leave the viewpoint we try to detect the hyenas in the area, but they disappeared into the green.
There on the road!
This rock monitor lizard crosses the road very quickly.

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Re: ADDO-rable Elephants

Unread postby sable » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:29 pm

At noon we have sunshine again and enjoy a sandwich at the camp at one of the benches with view to the waterhole.
This time there is only a little tortoise at the waterhole.
We watch it gently slide into the water and take a bath. :D

Afterwards we visit the bird hide. Not easy to take a picture of the red bishops. :wink:

Some are too close some are to busy moving ...

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Re: ADDO-rable Elephants

Unread postby sable » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:33 pm

After siesta at our patio we are at the game area again.
Between Gwarrie Dam and Rooidam there are these two black-backed jackals.
They are glad that the sun shines again and seem to hate the mud.

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Re: ADDO-rable Elephants

Unread postby sable » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:28 pm

From the area around Rooidam we have a nice view of the camp in the afternoon sun.

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Re: ADDO-rable Elephants

Unread postby sable » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:31 pm

We have to return to Domkrag Dam and see what happens with the hyenas.
The elands and the cattle egrets are now closer together.

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We find a sitting hyena. :lol:

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A second hyena comes down the hill and walks along the banks.

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Mirror image in the water ...

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Re: ADDO-rable Elephants

Unread postby sable » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:52 pm

The boring time for the sitting hyena is over. :wink:

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Not a very warm welcome :hmz:

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The hyena to the right is heading to the water in the reed.

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A moment later you can hear the splish 'n splash in the water.
No view to the bathing fellow because of the reed.

Here at the left you can see the result of the bath.

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It seems the water has been a bit muddy. :wink:

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Re: ADDO-rable Elephants

Unread postby sable » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:57 pm

Before dinner we have a look at the waterhole at the camp again.
There are no animals this evening, but an outstanding sunset. :D
The sky is on fire. :wink:

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The little kingfisher joined us.

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Re: ADDO-rable Elephants

Unread postby sable » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:12 pm

Next morning we are at the camp's waterhole again.
There are two warthogs enjoying the fresh green for breakfast.
We are lucky, the little kingfisher appears again.
It's our farewell.

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Good bye until next time!

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Re: ADDO-rable Elephants

Unread postby sable » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:50 pm

Thank you all for your kind comments and reading about our Addo adventures.
This was indeed a fantastic time at Addo Elephant National Park. :D
We expected to see elephants, zebras and kudus, we hoped to see the lions during a morning drive,
but looking at all the wonderful pictures shows there was so much more.
Who expects to see Blackies, suricates and hyenas which are so relaxed?
We had three very entertaining days and were blessed with a variety of special sightings.

Thank you all, maybe you are now ready for the West Coast Adventures .:wink:
Reports 2013
Bontebok for Beginners, Tsitsikamma - Bridges and Electric Wheels, ADDO-rable Elephants,
Horns And Stripes - A Day in MZNP, Up in the Air - Camdeboo Impressions,
Table With A View, West Coast Adventures


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