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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Nico » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:18 am

@Jungle Junkie, thanks. Filming is my hobby but my profession is Wildlife Painter.

@ossendryver, thanks. This fight was between two little groups of Buffelo,s that didn,t like each other. After the fight they split and were gone.

An other Magic Moment was the strength of a Lion that pulled a dead Buffelo away.He tryed to take the carcas in to the shade. :shock:

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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Mads » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:48 pm

MM wrote:
oh dear, then there is Mad's Serval eating a Puffie


Okay, this was probably the best video moment I have ever had!! :big_eyes: It was 10km north of Lower Sabie about 2 years ago... In the middle of winter and in the middle of the day! Remember snakes is less active in winter....We first followed the serval walking in the road and then waited about half an hour (we could not see the serval - it went to lie down... We saw the snake... but never thought it would be the prey :huh: What a wonderful sighting we had!! :tongue:

I hope you enjoy it as much as we have...

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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Nico » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:36 pm

Hi Mads, what an amazing sighting, great footage. :thumbs_up:

An other magic moment was in the Kgalagadi. We saw two Jackals with a prey [Bad eared Fox] After some time there was a Caracal and a fight between the Caracal and Jackals began. The Caracal came to take his prey back that was stolen by the Jackals. Have a look. :shock:


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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Nico » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:44 pm

One of the most beautiful magic moments was also in the Kgalagadi were we saw the birth of a Springbok. New life, what a moment!. :wink: Have a look.

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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Nico » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:38 pm

An other Magic Moment is one of the biggest of South Africa, DUKE a real Magic Moment ik the KrugerPark. :shock:

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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Toko » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:29 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:Could this not become a sticky thread where people can post their unique encounters? MM is a mad and enthusiatic follower of bush magic. I am sure that I am not alone.

Off the top of my head I can think of SusieB's hyenas, Sharifa and Duke's lion roar :big_eyes: , Caracal's... anything really, Nico's wonderful compilations of animal and music, Toko's compilation of all of the Parks... and.. and.. and. I remember Katy's cobra's and someone who posted the most incredible footage of a cobra eating a puffadder on Table mountain.


Here it is, MM :D


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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Nico » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:44 pm

Hi ossendryver, we saw Duke several times on the S28 some years ago.

Mating Leopards in Krugerpark is one of the most amazing moments that we had in the African Bush :wink:


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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by roaneric » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:05 pm

Hi all

Love these magic moments. :thumbs_up:

Here is a few of mine. All taken in kruger


Mating lions...2km from pretoriuskop in February 2010



Hyena cubs eating... near skukuza October 2010



roaring lion on night drive at Lower Sabie



peace and quiet at Shimuwini bush camp...October 2010
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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Nico » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:45 pm

An absolut highlight or magic moment is when you see Black Rhino in KrugerPark. We saw three Black Rhino near Croc Bridge, a magic moment. :wink:


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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Caracal » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:30 pm

Well here is one of mine from my Dec/Jan trip to the KTP. This fantastic sighting happened at Kaspersdraai.



This was actually filmed by my daughter BabyNel. :D

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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Nico » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:44 am

An other magic moment was a young Elephant calf playing with his mother.She was laying in the grass. I filmed this years ago and I was sitting in the Birdhide at Bateleur. :wink:

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Re: Video Theme, favourite wildlife encounters

Unread post by Nico » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:29 pm

Flutterby wrote:Hi Nico,

Just watched all your videos...great stuff!! :thumbs_up:

Who is the ellie in the earlier videos with the huge tusks? :big_eyes:
Hi Flutterby, the Ellie with the huge tusks is DUKE in better times. :wink:

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Re: Video Theme, favourite wildlife encounters

Unread post by Flutterby » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:24 pm

Thought it might be.....you are so lucky to have that footage!!! :thumbs_up: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Nico » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:47 pm

A special magic moment is, playing Elephants in the waterhole "Klopperfontein". :wink:

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Re: moments of magic

Unread post by Nico » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:51 pm

An other Magic Moment was at Olifants camp where we filmed the Martial Eagle in the air. :wink:



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