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Unread post by Mgoddard » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:58 pm

Almost time for my next visit, so here my favorites so far. Hope 2008 delivers far better photos

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Unread post by Jock » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:04 am

I know I have many great pictures stored with some great memories of times in Kruger. I would love to see "your" favourite picture, and I am sure others would like to see as well.

I will start and I know Elsa will most proberly kill me for posting this picture, as I am sure it is very high on her list as well, but since I started the thread I am pulling rank :wink:

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This picture must represent the greatest moment in Kruger. She was seen on the S28 and we were the only car. She was totally relaxed and we spent at least fifteen minutes with her.
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by wmahon465 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:27 pm

I have seen some great scenes in my last 2 tips but one of the most thrilling was of mating lions north of Lower sabie in May. The crop was enforced, I had a fixed length lens and couldn't get further away.

It was a tough choice between that and meeting a lone young bull elephant on a gravel road just 5 yds in front of us, I did eventually get photos once he moved aside.

Just another 103 days til our next trip, If I could I would retire to the Kruger.
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by J.J. » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:22 am

No man...this is really difficult. There are so many pictures with a story and good memories.

But this one reminds me of so many good times and much more.

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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by rusky » Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:49 pm

Great topic Jock and stunning pics too.

Mine is not so much a stunning photo as much as what it means to me.

The impala is probably not rated when it comes to animal the starlings for birders I guess. But I love this shot......all backsides walking away with one male looking at us. The lovely stripes, the early morning can feel the serenity

Just goes to show there is beauty in everything........we just have to open our eyes.
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by timbo » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:24 pm

Two of my most favourite photos


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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by issi » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:02 pm

Hi all, I’m Issi….. a wanna be photographer!!! Reading your posts made me want to share a unique moment in Kruger with you. During July 2007 with the huge veldt fires in the Eastern Transvaal there was a lot of smoke in the air. This Photo was taken at 6:30 in the morning and I had to use a flashlight.

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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by Peter Betts » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:39 pm

Superb Issi...what a brilliant exposure

This is my favorite....taken in Golden light with the sun behind me on the horizon with a Nikkor 70-200 VR f2.8 lens no crop on a full frame camera

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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by nicolemeiring » Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:54 pm

[quote="oddesy5466"]This is a very, very tough one!!! :hmz: :hmz: I have so many photos that i have taken in kruger that mean so much to me, but if i must choose one special one i think it would be the same as my avatar. There is just something aweinspiring and so unbeleivably amazing about a kruger sunset for me, so here is one of my favourites.( It also stands proudly in my bedroom blown up on canvas :) )

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This is a stunning picture Oddesy5466 and I totally agree with Sunset moments in Kruger. (The Picture only tells half the story) My favourite 2 :redface: (sorry I know it should be 1 but I couldn't choose) picture is also a Sunset in Kruger.


Crocodile River


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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by Pjw » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:42 pm

This is one of my favourites- the same one I use for my avvie- Suset at Langtoondam taken 2 years ago on the lebombo 4x4 ecotrail
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by Amedeus » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:00 am

This is my favourite photo close to Satara about 16:45Image

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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by anne catherine » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:05 pm

After all these beautiful pics ...

Some of you will think perharps it's a strange choice , not the best of our pics but i dont' know why , this little owl took at dusk is one of my prefered


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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by Stark » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:27 am

My favorite wilderness/wildlife photo I've taken is "one that got away". The end picture is of the very top of a 17m tall Saguaro (pronounced suh-war-o), which is the typical 'old west cactus' you see in movies. I was a way's off and was attempting to capture a Harris Hawk who just landed on top of the cactus. So, at 20x zoom, I actually missed the bird! But I did get a picture that looks great as the background on my computer. :) (I know this isn't a KNP pic...but I'll have replace it come Feb!)
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by painter » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:14 am


After what seemed like hours of no sightings we came upon this guy/girl on the S21. There was a little water in the hollow wich he/she lapped up - rolled around in and then curled up for a nap.

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Re: My favourite photo

Unread post by Lockie » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:29 pm

Great pics ! here's one of a chacma baboon taken just outside skukuza in March. It is only one of my favs, but he does look so thoughtful.

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