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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Mads » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:53 pm

Hi MJ, this is the last photos I will post for the year. I'm off to Kruger!!! :dance: :dance:

Fresh from the Press....Enjoy!! :hmz: See MJ's last post!!! The last photo not for sensitive viewers.

Oliver the Lion!!!
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A still standing Shelleys Francolin:
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A Cameleon drive:
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Cheetah again!:
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Michael Olivier » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:56 pm

So, I had another wondeful trip into KNP again this year with my wonderful girlfriend. Spent 5 nights at LS and thought I would share some of the pics that we managed to take.

My favourite was from the morning walk with Irwing and Martjie.....

For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of going on a walk with Irwing and Martjie, I suggest you make a plan the next time you in the park and atr LS. The walk was unbelievable. I credit the whole experience to the professionalism of our two guides. Without their infinite knowledge of the bush and their wonderful sense of humour and personality, I dont think I would have enjoyed the walk as much.

We managed to track a white rhino from the minute we got of the vehicle and started walking. Irwing made a wonderful effort to get us involved and to see what he was seeing, when he looked at the tracks. Explaining to us how the rhino had trip over a log that had been turned over and showing the us the spoor/tracks of the rhino and where the mud from its feet had scratched off on the log.

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This is Irwing wondering how he lost the tourists?!?!?! :D





Irwing and Martjie, the two of you are definately the CSI of the bush and win my vote any day. Thanks for the wonderful experience!!! :D :D

Now back to the sightings...

Also saw plenty cheetah, 9 in one day, lion, massive herd of buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, hyena, porcupine, ostrich.... the list goes on and on and on and on..... in other words the only thing we never saw was wild dog

Went on a sunset drive with Robert, this was also brilliant and he was very good as well. Only thing was that all the lights stopped working after about an hour or so, apparently due to all the rain so the plug points were a bit faulty...(maybe some silicone and duct tape next time to sort out the problem? :lol: )

My spot of the holiday was however a picture that I got of a Birchell's Coucal going into its nest to feed its young and then coming out again to pose for a photo be fore leaving! Was amazing as I know how shy they are, so was gobsmacked to be able to experience something like that.

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Was lucky enough to be in the park when the Sabie flooded it banks......AWESOME sight :dance: ...... but more amazing was watching the dry river beds that feed into the Sabie river fill with water....was unreal :dance:

The only complaint I have is that I had to go home!!! :twisted:

I am hooked on the toasted bacon egg and cheese sandwiches...mmmmm...yummy yummy but my most enjoyable was braaing in the rain with an umbrella ( I wasnt going to give up that easy )

So here are some pics as promised...

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Making the pictures smaller is taking too long...will post more later... :lol:

Till next time

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Mads » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:43 pm

Hi Everybody! here are some of the animals we saw on the Sunset drive with MJ in December 2008.
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A new born baby. The after birth is still hanging from the mom.
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Lower Sabie Sunset:
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Here is a video clip of a honey badger we saw on the drive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEbBZ2n_kv4

Thanks MJ!!
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Mads » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:58 pm

Hi all!! Here is pics from another sunset drive I did with Martie on 23 December.

Sunset….
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Martie found about 7 Cameleons that evening. This one was the smallest I have seen for a while! Note that it is as big as her thumb!!
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My highlight was the white tailed mongoose and the small chameleon!

Well... the end to a wonderful stay at Lower Sabie. Thanks Martie!! :clap:
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Mads » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:38 pm

Hot of the press!! :big_eyes:

Martie send me these photos now. This is how the Sabie river looks this morning! Apparently the people that went north this morning cannot return because a bridge between LS and Skukuza has washed away. :roll:

Enjoy!

The bridge in front of Lower Sabie:
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Down stream...

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Thanks MJ for the update! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby bornfree » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:36 am

Hi everyone,
Pic of part of the Mlondozi Pride, something to cheer everyone up.

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Rubicon » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:55 pm

Hi All
This is my first post and i wanted to share some of my photos. Hope you like them. This was all around lower Sabie


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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Rubicon » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:25 pm

DinkyBird wrote:Welcome Rubicon :dance: Great first post! :clap: The little rhino is my favourite and has just crept into my heart!



Glad you enjoyed them. Here are a few more......

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Rubicon » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:37 pm

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby Mads » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:27 pm

Hi everybody!!

A few pics from Martie. Enjoy!

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby MJ » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:09 am

Good day everyone,

MGODDARD, LORRAINEPRING and 3DGREEK – the bird is a red-billed quelea, funny enough he made it through his struggle. With all the long wet grass and his flapping his wings the whole time, the web got damaged and he flew of to freedom.
Enjoy your week!!
BE GOOD OR BE GOOD AT IT

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Kruger National Park

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby pepperjuice » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:33 pm

Yesterday highlight, Porcupine and again the big pride at Tshokwane {16 not in the 25+ as last year}

Today, LS overcast

This morning Lioness on the hunt at Gezantfombi Dam, H4-2 {CB}. Spend some time there. Just as I left, the Impala came for water. Lost my spot and had to shoot from the bridge. To far away. Light was awful anyway.

But just look at the giant strides, dust on the left hand side.
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Otherwise the normal A-Z.

But Cheetah at S29, Mlondozi Road. About 90m away, even with a 600mm lens at that distance and bad light, photos nothing special. Just enjoy. {No Post Processing, except crop}
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And just for fun, our friends at LS Bridge
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Going back tomorrow, why why.

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby bornfree » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:16 am

Hi Martie,
This one is for you, 'your Oliver'

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby prodigalsa » Wed May 06, 2009 8:04 pm

These are some my pics of in and around Lower Sabie area.

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Re: Lower Sabie Sightings

Unread postby peterburrow » Sun May 10, 2009 1:00 am

Hi All

Martie wrote a post on the 28 April. Someone asked if she had some pictures, well I was lucky enough to be on some of the drives with her. So below are some of the sighting Martie spoke about
Below is the Pangolin that made Martie’s year
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Below are the pictures of Will and Harry just after they were chased off their Zebra kill by 2 lionesses

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Below is the Coqui Francolin that that was seen on the Drive.

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Below are the Lion cubs that Martie mentioned

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