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Re: Your own Picture NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Unread post by Sparrow » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:29 am

I agree MM and some awesome pics to boot all of you.

Ever so difficult to choose just one but this was our Christmas present 2010.
We stayed with her for about 2 hours with only 3 cars coming and going.

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Sneak another one in as it was the sunset on the same evening.

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Re: Your own Picture NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:40 am

She is indeed a beauty Sparrow. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Your own Picture NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Unread post by carolcass » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:06 am

This photo is my no 1. Not my best photo but it takes me to a place and time - on our way from Nossob to Lijersdraai picnic spot in KTP. One car, two humans and three cheetah. Spent 10 minutes alone with them as they played on the road together, then another car came up, spent 5 minutes and drove on, then alone with them for another 10 minutes before this cheetah walked into the grass and looked out over the terrain and all three disappeared into the grass. So special I said to my hubby if I never see another animal on that trip I would still be happy. I did see many more animals but this one remains my no 1 favourite.

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Unread post by Phokojwe » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:21 pm

Really special sighting carolcass!!
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Re: Your own Picture NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Unread post by carolcass » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:13 am

All the photo's in this thread are amazing and I am sure everyone who has contributed is taken back to the place and time that their photo was shot. Well done everyone. :D

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Unread post by granjan » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:16 am

There was a similar topic some years ago and I posted this pic then.
Just a squirrel but still one of my favourites. It was taken at the turning into the hide at Kaniedood.

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Unread post by Elsa » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:13 am

Some really top class Number One pics here! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by hilda » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:12 pm

Stunning pictures, all of them! Thanks for sharing your memories with us! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Mellory » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:04 pm

Sparrow and Granjan STUNNING pics :clap: Carolcass can understand why that is special :thumbs_up:
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Re: Your own Picture NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:12 pm

I know most folks have seen this a dozen or more times so forgive me but it still remains our Number 1 pic and special sighting!

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Re: Your own Picture NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Unread post by Carol g » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:17 pm

Wow Elsa, that certainly is a sighting of a lifetime, sooooo exciting :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Your own Picture NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Unread post by Timbits » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:46 am

I have 2 photos that are near and dear to my heart.

This was on the S100, September 2008. Lions had taken down a buffalo and there wasn't much left when we got there. It was very crowded but we managed to get an excellent spot. One lioness was sitting on the ribcage licking the last few bits of meat off the bone. We could hear the rasping of the tongue. The male lion was near the head of the buffalo guarding his prize. He put his head on his paws for about 4 seconds and I was lucky enough to get the shot. We returned 2 years later and the horns were still there.

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The second image is from Kgalagadi - August 30, 2012, Leeudril waterhole. Cagn caught an African Wild Cat. There were about 8 or 10 vehicles there. All the details are in my trip report
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=66002

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Re: Your own Picture NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Unread post by RemiE » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:04 pm

For me, it is impossible to have only one favourite. But I have three favourites of our December 2013 visit to Kruger. No 1. 3 young Elephants, I took the photo from the fence at Berg-en-Dal. Then a young male lion on Christmas morning just outside Lower Sabie in the road (Our Christmas gift) and last but not least on the 28th December the big bull Hippopotamus at Lower Sabie Rest Camp drove a young bull out of the herd.

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Re: Your own Picture NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:57 am

Foxy wrote:Many great photos here.


I agree Foxy. 8)
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Re: Your own Picture NUMBER ONE!!!!!

Unread post by Phokojwe » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:33 am

Elsa, that is a really special sighting and definitely on my wishlist!

Timbits, great capture!! Love it.

RemiE, those are 3 very special images. Thanks for sharing them with us.
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