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Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:32 pm

All alone.......

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Herkaun » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:42 pm

In my beautiful, natural habitat.

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:22 pm

We were once again lucky with a Eland sighting now last week.

Not the best photo, but as you can see they are well and still around on the Mata Mata side of the park.

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby ch3003 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:06 pm

Oryx at Dune Road (Kij Gamies)

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:12 pm

This Kudu and his 4 wives were around Craig Lockheart every day...........

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby ch3003 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:39 pm

Giraffe and oryx at 14th waterhole, a second giraffe nearby under a tree - we saw it finally after some minutes.

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Very nervous, it took several attempts to drink, but stopped always and walked around.

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Finally, it brought itself and got some water.

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Maybe the reason - three lions sleeping under a tree a few hundred meters from the waterhole.

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby ch3003 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:44 pm

Ladybirder and Hilda, thank you.
Hilda, you are right, giraffes alone dont't give a real impression of their hight.

But nevertheless, next day, same waterhole, no oryx and no lions : it does take only a short time to get a drink.

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But better to check out

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:19 pm

Some beautiful images and sightings ch3003..love the wide angle shots!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Time for a fight ..........

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby ch3003 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:48 pm

Jan, thank you.

Great oryx shot, with such special atmosphere.

More family arrived at the waterhole ..

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.. with some kiddies

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Everybody wanted a drink ...

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... even the youngest

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby ch3003 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:41 pm

Eos5d and Hilda, it was amazing to see so many giraffes.

That day we count 22, all around Craig Lockhart, Dalkeith and 14th Waterhole in several groups. This might be half of all giraffes at KTP, if they are still about 40. Does anybody know the actual number.

Some more ....

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Two's company ...

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three a crowd ...

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... you have to go

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Let's have a snack

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:27 am

Some more thirsty Giraffes..........

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:26 pm

Blue Wildebeest at the waterhole...

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby RoelfA » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:02 pm

Great sightings to all,the Giraff melts in with nature in the Kgalagadi. :clap: :clap:

Taken near Dertiende boorgat :D :D

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:55 am

Great image and sighting Roelf...... :clap: :clap:

My contribution.....fighting time...

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:43 pm

Thank you Hilda,Roelf and Philip for the comment :thumbs_up:

Always interesting watching them fighting in the heat of the day!!

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