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3 out of 5 in one photo

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My wife and I visit Kruger as often as possible. Being 45 minutes from Orpen makes that easy!

Last year on the 18th of May, we drove back from Lower Sabie. At Komana dam, we saw this amazing sight! The ***, three elephant bulls and four lions. Fortunately, the *** was busy drinking water and two lions were laying close to the water. One of the elephants also came to drink and this photo was the result! I also marked it on GoogleEarth at the co-ordinates 24°37'09.68" South 31°47'41.50" East.
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Unfortunatly, as the *** left, three buffalo bulls came to drink. Otherwise I could have had a picture with 4 of the big 5!

But here is the photo with the buffaloes, lions and elephant!
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Happy planing our trip 2010

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Hello everybody!
I am sure, that there are a lot of people who are planning their Kruger Trip 2010! Same like me! Usually we wanted to go to South Africa in September for 3 weeks but we had to cancel the trip because of the swine flu - we have a boy with 6 month! So we will go next year for 2 month to South Africa and of course visit Kruger!
That was not an easy decision - especially for me - but it´s the best for the little boy! 3 years ago I did a Field Guide Course near Krugerpark - so I feal really at home in the bush :) Hope to come back soon! Planning the trip 2010 makes me happy - like the zebras jumping in my picture! It´s the first time to post a picture here - so I hope it will work!
All the best for you all!
See you in Kruger 2010
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Re: Rare, Unique and different Photographic experiences

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Here two pics of an African Crowned Eagle (status - near threatened/Roberts Bird Guide)...seen end July 09 on the Mahonie Loop near Punda Maria. Considered myself very lucky to see this beautiful eagle! :D

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Re: Rare, Unique and different Photographic experiences

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This series of ours depicts a Martial Eagle been attacked by a Fork tailed Drongo and which didn't appear to faze the Eagle too much at all!
was seen in Kruger this year on the top of Mathekenyane view site.

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Re: Rare, Unique and different Photographic experiences

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uBhejane wrote:A nice sighting from my side was a White crowned lapwing at the Nkhulu picnic site last week. Unfortunately didn't manage to get a photo of it :( . Don't see them very often.

Like this,
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We saw them on several of the days around Sunset Dam area in June this year. Great sighting and a new tick for me!

Thanks for the explanation re the lesions on Black ***. :thumbs_up:
Didn't realise they could be quite that big.
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Re: Rare, Unique and different Photographic experiences

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Elsa those are wonderful photos, funny how the Martial Eagle just sits there. Must have been a great sight to experience. Reminds me of David vs Goliath

uBhejane maybe next time you will get that photo of the White crowned lapwing.

By the way thanx to both of you for the info on the Black ***.
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Re: Rare, Unique and different Photographic experiences

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take this one:
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21.-25.4. 09: Berg, Sat, Oli, Shing, Punda.
3.-15.12. 09: Berg, Lower, Sat, 2x Oli, Mop, Let, Tam, Skuk, 2x Pretorius, Berg.
6.-14.10. 10 Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Satara, Olifants, Letaba, Talamati, Skukuza, Berg en Dal.
dec 2010: Transfrontier
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Or also one nice guy from April 2009:

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21.-25.4. 09: Berg, Sat, Oli, Shing, Punda.
3.-15.12. 09: Berg, Lower, Sat, 2x Oli, Mop, Let, Tam, Skuk, 2x Pretorius, Berg.
6.-14.10. 10 Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Satara, Olifants, Letaba, Talamati, Skukuza, Berg en Dal.
dec 2010: Transfrontier
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And this youngster:
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21.-25.4. 09: Berg, Sat, Oli, Shing, Punda.
3.-15.12. 09: Berg, Lower, Sat, 2x Oli, Mop, Let, Tam, Skuk, 2x Pretorius, Berg.
6.-14.10. 10 Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Satara, Olifants, Letaba, Talamati, Skukuza, Berg en Dal.
dec 2010: Transfrontier
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Not the best photo but certainly unusual.
Cheetah kills Impala, Leopard kills Cheetah and takes both up the tree.
Near Croc Bridge in August.

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Re: Rare, Unique and different Photographic experiences

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Hi all- interesting thread
A different sighting in May 2009 near CB was this giraffe chewing on a bone for half an hour! Some say its for the calcium!
Interesting none the less!

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Another was of this colourful yet imposing Gogga that was cannibalizing one of its own that was a victim of road kill near Pafuri picknick spot
Can anyone ID this BUG?

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Re: Genets

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This one you can find as a regular visitor at the communal braai (barbeque) area at Punda Maria (July 2009)! Good luck...hope you find one or two.... :thumbs_up:

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