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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Stunning shots, thank you for sharing

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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What beautiful photos Jan and eos, Thank you very much. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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I have to search for hyaena pictures shot at the Sunset Dam, I know there must be some in my archive...
Superb shot of the heron sitting on top of the hippo having such a big catch, Wow!! :gflower:
The low flying hamerkop is another stunning picture, very well done Jan!

Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Just amazing pics of the heron catch and hamerkop low flying action, Jan. :clap: :clap: :clap:

I am having withdrawal symptoms..... :wall: :wall: :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Thank you all for the positive comments...appreciated :thumbs_up:

Surly some forum mates must have some images they want to share... :hmz:

Lonely Blue wildebeest...(and Hammerkop)

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Lovely shot Jan! Lovely to see the Hamerkop flying into the scene!

Of course there are other forumites having Sunset Dam pictures (although not that many, it's a bit far from home for us .....some + 9,500 km.... :? )

Speaking about hyena at Sunset Dam, these guys were feasting on a dead hippo (in good 'company'.... :redface: )

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Gorgeous Jan!

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Wow Rob.......superb sighting at Sunset dam!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:


Big thank you for sharing your images and keeping the thread alive.. :thumbs_up:

Three-banded Plover...

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Hi Jan,

Lovely three banded plover! These are such fine birds! Somewhere there must be a picture of a tbp in my archive with a nice reflection of the bird in the water but it isn't shot at the sunset dam, I think it was a the Shingwedzi causeway, another beautiful spot for making lovely pictures in the KNP... ( a new topic is born.....?)
Thank you for liking my hyena pictures, it will be difficult for me to keep the topic going on with postings just because I am not from South Africa and it takes a lot of investments on our side to supplement our stock of pictures....
Well, here is an another "tummy full" hyena picture :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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:mrgreen: Can only be Sunset. :mrgreen: :thanx: all for sharing. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Hi Philip1,

Thank you for liking our pictures!
As far as I remember I shot the picture early in the morning, the hyenas were resting after a whole night feasting on the carcass :popcorn: :lol:
(it was rather cloudy so the light wasn't that good)

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Thank you for the comments :thumbs_up:

Glad we can share images with our friends far away....

You were so lucky ....superb sighting at Sunset dam!!! :mrgreen:

Wonder if the croc chased the Hyenas away.... :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:

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Heron landing on the Hippo..

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Don't mess with the Bull Hippo....

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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WOW!!! This hurts! :shock:

That is what I call an action shot! Well done jan!

Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Sunset Dam
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Hyena at 'car park' next to sunset dam....

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