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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Robbert » Fri May 02, 2014 6:44 pm

Hi Clive,

Luckely the Gemsbok din't need an air bag... funny sight those ears pointing forward...the disk brakes were probably red hot... 8)

Giraffe at the dune top; what a wonderful sight, thans Jan for sharing!

"Finally at the waterhole"

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by CliveK » Sun May 04, 2014 2:00 pm

Great shots Jan and Rob. :clap: :clap: Thanks for sharing.

Check these Widebeest training for the annual KTP "Two Rivers Marathon"!!!!!!!!!!

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Unread post by lion queen » Tue May 06, 2014 11:07 am

A young Gemsbok still dressed in his brown suit..............

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Unread post by Robbert » Tue May 06, 2014 11:19 am

Lovely gemsbok! What would the Kalari be without them.

Thanks for sharing Lion Queen!

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed May 07, 2014 7:57 pm

Great image of the young Gemsbok lion queen :dance: :dance:

eos5d...He doesn't look very happy...great moment captured :clap: :clap:

Lonely Springbok.........

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Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri May 09, 2014 9:07 pm

Thank you Rob :dance:

Warthog near Mata Mata...

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat May 10, 2014 9:48 pm

Thank you Rob for the comment... :dance: :dance:

Yip...we only saw them on one trip over the years...I think they look thin because food are not so plenty in KTP... :hmz:

Years back we never saw any Kudo's in KTP.......this Kudu image with the beautiful horns was taken 500m from TR gate....times are changing..... :hmz:

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Unread post by CliveK » Wed May 14, 2014 4:32 pm

A beautifully composed shot Jan. :clap: :clap:

Here is a lone shot of one of three seperate kudu sightings from our recent trip.......

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed May 14, 2014 9:32 pm

Thank you Clive for the comment :thumbs_up:

Beautiful image of the Kudu cow and love the comp:clap: :clap:

Gemsbok on the double....

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Unread post by CliveK » Thu May 15, 2014 1:07 pm

Lovely action shot Jan van Wyk :clap: :clap:

Check these horn deformities sighted during our recent trip...............

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Thu May 15, 2014 2:59 pm

We saw this one in 2010 up at Gharagab

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu May 15, 2014 3:37 pm

Thanks for the comments Hilda and Clive.

Well spotted and great images of the different horns.. :clap: :clap:

We spot this one on our way to Mata Mata...

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Unread post by lion queen » Fri May 16, 2014 8:13 am

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One of those many eland you only got a quick glimpse of during 2012
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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri May 16, 2014 1:49 pm

Thank you for the comments :dance:

Wow great sighting lion queen :clap: :clap:

Hope the calf made it to adulthood ... :hmz:

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sat May 17, 2014 3:07 pm

Nice sightings and well captured everyone :clap: :clap: :clap:

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