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Early last morning .. fast moving baby rhino

 

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Backlit lion portrait ..

 

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Southern Pride Lions - Goosestepping !

 

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Nice mane, Mr !

 

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Thirsty work !

 

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Stalking mode ..

 

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And as a finale .. the twin male lions of the Southern Pride !

 

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;) Cheers, Maurice

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Do you like my twin lions ? .. 😉

Won't know any more on the leg 'til I go back to the consultant on Aug 15th .. tried to get an interim assessment just to ensure things are going correctly but no dice.

 

Just came across this .. was putting together a panel for RPS Associate, Nature Group. All from the last Sabi trip ..

 

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Oh, and I borrowed a crop from your Landrover shot for a new profile photo .. thanks !

 

cheers, Maurice

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We did get some pretty good sightings on that 2017 trip. I am following Sabi Sabi on IG and they got the bloody cheetah on the property a couple of days ago. :( It's all just about the luck of the dice, I guess. The longer we stay the luckier we'll get. 

 

Deets for Phinda 2020 are in the Safari Club now. Also looking at a trip for later in the year, possibly to another reserve. 

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And Kevin had the cheek to post a wild dog on the last blog .. they must have heard our incessant calling , perhaps ..


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2 hours ago, CarreraS said:

And Kevin had the cheek to post a wild dog on the last blog .. they must have heard our incessant calling , perhaps ..

 

I saw that too! I shall write a formal letter of irritation to whoever their Minister of Guest Relations is. ;) 

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On 19/07/2019 at 00:15, GrahamWelland said:

Ok, one of about five bird photos I took. Yes, it's a hornbill (Just for Bob!!) but at least it's a red beaked one 👌

 

BIF - ok, yes, that's where MF digital sucks. 

 

 

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Thanks Graham!

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Oh, BTW, Dallas, your eagle was Long-crested, Lophaetus occipitalis .. ;) .. lovely bird, I thought !


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I'll be more careful when I walk into the utility room in future .. ;)


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Dallas, I'm shocked .. !!! #@"£$%^& .. I thought this was a family forum !

 

I can but respond with this manly device .. ;) ..

 

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Take that !

 

cheers, Maurice

 

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On the last drive of the safari we were blessed by the elusive Southern Pride of lions. While were were out looking for them, they apparently came looking for us! Here is one of the females drinking from the watering hole right in front of Selati Camp. I have done some editing to this shot, so while it is of the same scene Maurice posted above, I removed the little shrub next to her, which was bothering me. This again with the E-M1X and Oly 300/4.0 PRO. 

 

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A brother. 

 

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I love lions. 

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Back to Day 2 from NEFs ..

 

Tawny Eagle, anyone .. ? getting ready to lift off !

 

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cheers, Maurice

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Hyenas seeing off the vultures ..

 

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Another Hyena amongst the Vultures on the kill ..

 

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Couple of Elephants at Selati waterhole (from the deck) .. D500 400 2.8 1/800 f5 iso 360

 

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That Long-Crested Eagle ..

 

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They seem a little dark on my monitor, Maurice?

 

Anyway, I think I have run out of images to show from the safari after the first round of editing. I hope to see more of everyone else's in here. :) 

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Maxabeni again I think ..

 

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And again ..

 

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Messy drinker ..

 

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