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Re: Lion

Unread post by Anja Barnard » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:13 pm

Mating lions on H1-4, 9km north of Satara 28 March 2013

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Anja Barnard » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:24 pm

Lionesses and cubs taken in June 2012 on S137 close to Duke's waterhole

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Unread post by Jock » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:35 am

We only saw tails in the bush of that pride at Duke's waterhole. They then made a kill the following day but too deep in the bush to see anything, just vultures coming down.
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Lions, lions, everywhere!

Unread post by ekoppen » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:07 pm

About two Km north of Crocodile Bridge on H 4-2. Forumite Wendy is trapped! :doh:



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Re: Lions, lions, everywhere!

Unread post by kellyee21 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:01 pm

Wow what an amazing video ! How long were you "stuck" there ?

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Re: Lions, lions, everywhere!

Unread post by ekoppen » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:09 pm

I would say a little over an hour....The people where as interesting to watch as the lions :roll:

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Re: Lions, lions, everywhere!

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:56 am

Stunning video :clap: :clap: Very special with all the little ones. :dance: ..You sure had a great view. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lions, lions, everywhere!

Unread post by WendyA » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:03 pm

Hi Ed! How are you? I hope you are your wife are both well and are arranging your next Kruger trip!

Fantastic video!

I remember that afternoon well … Heksie had gone to check out a leopard sighting (but ended up staring at rocks for 2+ hours) so wasn’t happy when I told her about my experience!!! I decided mid-afternoon that I’d take a run to down to Croc Bridge … there were a couple of cars on the H4-2 on my way to CB checking out a few lions in the bush. I looked and could see a couple of the females but they were really well camouflaged. The sky over Lower Sabie had become VERY grey and I thought I’d just quickly get some charcoal and Savannas at CB then make my way back to Lower Sabie as I’d left the windows open on my tent – it was SO hot when I’d left and there was no sign whatsoever that there would be rain.

I got my supplies at CB then headed back out onto the H4-2 to Lower Sabie. I got to where the lions were. By this time there were about half a dozen cars there – the lions were still in the bush and not a great sighting. The only thing on my mind was to get back to Lower Sabie before the heavens opened. I passed the cars which, at that time, were in a very orderly queue. I was out of everyone’s way and decided to stop to take a couple of photos for my Trip Report as the lions had moved slightly from when I’d been there about 20 minutes before and you could see them a little bit better …

This was my original view …

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(that photo was taken at 4:26pm)

But as your video shows, that female got up (just after I’d taken my first photo) and started moving … before I knew it, I was surrounded by lions!

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And as your video shows, they came and sat right in front of my car … (these photo were taken through my windscreen …)

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I was absolutely loving it, but I must admit I was really anxious about the grey sky …

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But it was obvious I was going nowhere fast and was definitely going to be late back to Lower Sabie …

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(I think that is you in the silver car to the left …)

My last photo was taken at 5:50pm so that was almost an hour and a half I was “stuck” there!!!

It was despicable the way people behaved - I couldn’t believe it when cars drove through the bush to get to the front where the lions were and started beeping their horns – unbelievable!

PS – when I got back to Lower Sabie it looked like a river had been running through my tent!!!
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Unread post by kids@camping » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:06 pm

Wow, what an amazing sighting. Thanks for sharing the video & the photo's
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Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:01 pm

Fantastic video clip and pics both Ed and Wendy! :clap:
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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:02 am

Kruger Park on S 128 - Lion Breakfast

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I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:59 pm

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I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Lions and the Buffalo

Unread post by ekoppen » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:47 am

Face off, the lions and the buffalo


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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by Siobain » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:07 pm

All 4 cubs.

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Re: Lions - Panthera Leo.

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:11 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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