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Kgalagadi 2014 Trip report in Pics

Unread post by Sigmund » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:57 pm

As some of you might have noticed, I am not too fond of typing reports but rather let the pics tel the story.

Or let me rephrase that, on a couple of other internet groups that I belong to, I in the past got so carried away with trip reports that I ended up writing a 10 chapter report taking me 6 months to complete, on a 3 week trip :redface:

So now I rather post pics with a description here and there.

Part 1

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En route somewhere along the N7 heading North


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Somewhere between Brandvlei and Kenhardt


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Early morning between Upington and Askham


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Arrival, checking in and briefing 8)


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Pit stop at Melkvlei en route to Nossob


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Nossob


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Discussing the next day's agenda.


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Polentswa


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Lijersdraai


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Polentswa sunset


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To be continued.....
2015 Berg en Dal 19 Sep - Biyamiti 20-22 Sep - Lower Sabie 22-26 Sep - Satara 26-30 Sep
Tambotie 30 Sep - 2 Oct

2016 Nossob 24-25 June - Polentswa 26-30 June - Mata Mata 1-3 July - Rooiputs 4-6 July
Augrabies 7-8 July

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Unread post by Sigmund » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:18 pm

Part 2


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Union's End


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Rooiputs


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Rooiputs sunset


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Cubitje Quap


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2015 Berg en Dal 19 Sep - Biyamiti 20-22 Sep - Lower Sabie 22-26 Sep - Satara 26-30 Sep
Tambotie 30 Sep - 2 Oct

2016 Nossob 24-25 June - Polentswa 26-30 June - Mata Mata 1-3 July - Rooiputs 4-6 July
Augrabies 7-8 July

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Re: Kgalagadi 2014 Trip report in Pics

Unread post by Toddelelfe » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:04 pm

Great start Sigmund, please more :clap:
:dance: Plane is booked, KNP, i am on a mission :doh:
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Unread post by cheetahlady » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:49 am

Lovely.
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:06 am

Toddelelfe wrote:Great start Sigmund, please more :clap:


I agree :D

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Unread post by hilda » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:30 pm

Your pictures really tell the story very well Sigmund! Beautiful! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by barryels » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:40 pm

Great start to the trip with pictures that really tells a story :thumbs_up: .
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Unread post by billyf » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:07 pm

Nice start - and with your pics telling the story, words are really unimportant :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Sigmund » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:40 pm

Thanks for the comments so far 8)

Part 3


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Somewhere north of Lijersdraai


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Juvenile bateleur at Cubitje Quap


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Scanning for pigeons and sandgrouse at Cubitje Quap


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Too much scanning makes you thirsty


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Scaly feathered finches at our water tap in Nossob


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Our only decent view of a Browny, just North of Nossob traveling in the direction of the water hole.


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Cubitje Quap


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On a kill with a lioness just north of Kwang.

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As soon as the lions moved off the kill, he was there to scavenge the leftovers.


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These two were on the Western side of the Nossob road. There was another male lion with what seemed to be a broken lower jaw, lying in the Nossob riverbed on the Eastern side about 800 meters from where we were. When the couple started moving off in a Western direction, they stopped every so often and looked at the other male as if waiting for him to follow.


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North of Polentswa


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From our Polentswa campsite just approaching sunset.


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Polentswa water hole
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Tambotie 30 Sep - 2 Oct

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Unread post by hilda » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:34 pm

Beautiful young Springbok Sigmund! Those little horns are so cute! :clap: :clap:

I love the juvenile Bateleur! Great shot! Awesome raptor sightings, and those Scaly-feathered Finches with the angry look on their faces are adorable! :clap: :clap:

Awesome picture of the Crimson-breasted Shrike! (My SO's favourite bird in KTP). Glad you saw the Brown Hyena, even at a distance! I love them! :dance: :dance:

What a great Lion sighting! Such a pity about the one with the broken jaw! Shame! That means he can't eat! :cry:

Beautiful scenery pictures with the Blue Wildebeest in a distance. :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Pumbaa » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:10 pm

Simply breathtaking shots, Sigmund,

love the birdies and lions and antelopes simply everything :clap:

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Unread post by Sigmund » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:21 pm

Part 4


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On the road to Union's End.


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Cubitje Quap. Thirsty but uneasy as there is a male lion on a wildebeest kill sleeping approximately 50 meters from the watering hole.


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Cubitje Quap. Looking for scraps at a lion kill leads to scraps between rivals :)


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Cubitje Quap. After keeping us waiting for 2 and a half hours, he finally left his kill for a drink affording us about 10 minutes of pictures before we had to get back to Nossob before the gates closed :?


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Near Kij Kij


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2015 Berg en Dal 19 Sep - Biyamiti 20-22 Sep - Lower Sabie 22-26 Sep - Satara 26-30 Sep
Tambotie 30 Sep - 2 Oct

2016 Nossob 24-25 June - Polentswa 26-30 June - Mata Mata 1-3 July - Rooiputs 4-6 July
Augrabies 7-8 July

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Unread post by Pumbaa » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:49 pm

Brilliant sightings and magnificent shots, Sigmund :mrgreen:

Thanks so much

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:10 am

WOW Sigmund, you really do take wonderful pictures. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Fantastic BBJ action and what a handsome black maned lion. 8)

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Unread post by hilda » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:02 am

Stunning pictures Sigmund! I love the Gemsbok and big herd of Springbok against the dune! Beautiful! :clap: :clap:
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