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Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

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Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu May 23, 2013 7:59 pm

We all enjoy the daily sightings (when the cats are not around) and thought as we already have topics for Lions, Hyenas, Jackals,small cats and foxes, a topic for all the other Kgalagadi residents will complete the sightings and Kgalagadi experience.

We always new we are in KTP when we spot our first Gemsbok on a dune.

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and then our first Springbok.

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Fri May 24, 2013 2:23 pm

Some BWB sorting out their problems.........

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Gemsbok on a dune.......was a very good rain year, you could not see the red sand!!

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri May 24, 2013 6:24 pm

Great moment captured Lion queen with the two Wildebeest :clap: :clap:
Really like the wide angel Gemsbok image :clap: :clap:

Flying Hartebeest......

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Unread post by RolfB » Fri May 24, 2013 7:54 pm

Kudu's near Samevloeiing...

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat May 25, 2013 9:41 pm

Great Kudu sighting!!! :clap: :clap:

Few Giraffes images.....

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Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon May 27, 2013 7:10 pm

Our first decent image of a Eland in KTP.

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Our first sighting of a Warthog near Mata Mata

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Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue May 28, 2013 7:09 pm

Appreciate the comment Hilda :dance: :dance:

The Kgalagadi race at full speed.......

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed May 29, 2013 5:06 pm

Thank you Hilda and MarkusF :dance: :dance:

Just loved the beautiful Springboks....

The fight

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Few portaits

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Unread post by Herkaun » Thu May 30, 2013 1:44 am

From our day trip in 2008

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My blood dried up! I now have RED SAND in my veins!

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by shane » Thu May 30, 2013 10:51 am

Morning All

Jan nice little threat .......... and some great pics everyone.

I have posted these images before on my TR, but here they are again for those who may not have seen them. Springbok giving brith on the Auob. This was 1 of 4 springbok within 20m of every other dropping their babies at the same time:

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Unread post by shane » Thu May 30, 2013 11:07 am

Giraffe watching lion sleeping on the dunes:

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Unread post by Goronta » Thu May 30, 2013 1:56 pm

Hey Mummy ,what do you see ?

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu May 30, 2013 7:55 pm

Appreciate the comments and views :dance: :dance:

Goronta- love the sighting and composition .....the image tell the story...back to the dunes :clap: :clap:


Herkaun - beautiful Gemsbok images and great Sprinkbok portrait :clap: :clap:

shane - Top class images of the Springbok birth and great moment captured in beautiful light. :clap: :clap:
(We miss a birth in December with a few minutes, but thre is always a next time... :cam: )

Great Giraffes image looking at the Lion!!!! :clap: :clap:

The Red Hartebeest family...

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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Tony T » Thu May 30, 2013 10:09 pm

The Springbok, the icon of the Kgalagadi for me. I love snapping them.

In this photo mom is encouraging little one to walk/run. Just a few hours old.

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Pronking

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Thornbush snagged on the horns.

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Pronk display. Unfortunately had to take this shot through the cars windshield.

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Sentinel

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During our April visit we parked in the middle of a herd of a couple of hundred springbok. A very satisfying experience. We must have sat there quietly for at least 20 minutes.
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Re: Antelopes,Blue wildebeest and Giraffes of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri May 31, 2013 6:59 pm

Thank you for the comments and views :dance: :dance:

Tony T - Great moments capture ...love the pronking!!!:clap: thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:

Blue Wildebeest at the waterhole...

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Love the look in his eye.......

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