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Photos from Kruger National Park, wildlife photos etc....

Discussion in 'photo' started by ian123running, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. sls4321

    sls4321 pfm Member

    This was the watering hole from the hide at the lodge we stayed at.
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  2. sls4321

    sls4321 pfm Member

    The coast is stunning, there is one concession which was a 500km drive to get to, they then meet at the end of this road (about 100km to go) and take you another 50km over the dunes to the lodge. The sand is full of black as it contains iron.
    http://shipwrecklodge.com.na

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    You get one of these:
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    On this river:
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    which is full of wild animals and it's hundreds of miles from anywhere in a restricted area.
     
  3. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Flights bring booked Sun.

    Watching Dunhill golf from the stunning Leopard Creek golf course, adjacent to Crocodile River this week (on Sky Sports). Played the course a few times. Amazing wildlife on and around the course.

    Can't wait to be back.
     
  4. Colinb

    Colinb pfm Member

    Finally got reasonable wifi connection. Plenty of good sightings in Kruger earlier. Spent 45mins watching a leopard from about 10 feet. We were about 5k north of Letaba and it was late afternoon so we only got to the rest camp with a few minutes to spare.

    [​IMG]_DSC0345 by Colin Bailey, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_DSC0372 by Colin Bailey, on Flickr



    [​IMG]_DSC0421 by Colin Bailey, on Flickr


    [​IMG]_DSC0431 by Colin Bailey, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_DSC0446 by Colin Bailey, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_DSC0471 by Colin Bailey, on Flickr


    [​IMG]_DSC0478 by Colin Bailey, on Flickr
     
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  5. ian123running

    ian123running pfm Member

    They are nice. I checked back and the one we saw last year also had an injured eye - but the left, not right, so obviously a different animal.
     
  6. Colinb

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  9. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Lovely photos Colin.

    Back there in a few weeks. Genet one is excellent. I have seen a few in the Kruger but no decent phots yet.

    I love Leopards too! A few years ago we were at Ngala and the guide asked what we wanted to see. "Leopard in a tree".... 30 mins later.....
     
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  10. blkurchin

    blkurchin New Member

    That photo of small spotted Genet looks eerie and impressive.
     
  11. Colinb

    Colinb pfm Member

    Thanks, the Genet was there for a couple of minutes after running across the road in front of the vehicle. Fortunately we had a spotlight available. There was a pack of 9 wild dogs on the road about half an hour earlier but by the time we got close enough for pictures they had headed off into the bush so I only got a very long distance shot from behind of the last one disappearing but at least you can tell it's a wild dog. I have about 3000 pictures to sort through and edit when I get back.
     
  12. Durmbo

    Durmbo not French

    Beautiful, beautiful animals. Many people think they're cats, but while they're in the same ballpark (Feliformia) and share some behaviours, they're in the same family as civets. They were introduced to Spain from Africa by the Moors, who used them for shipboard rat control.

    Genets can be kept as carefully contained exotic pets in a few places they aren't native to. They're somewhat smaller than a domestic cat. There's a hilarious video on YT of a cat, two young pet genets, and a scratching post with catnip rubbed into it; also one of a genet riding a rhinoceros.

    Great picture!
     
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  18. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Genets are lovely. We have been very lucky with wild dogs on our last couple of visits. There's a large pack just North of Phalaborwa that we have seen a few times.

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  19. Colinb

    Colinb pfm Member

    The ones we saw were between Tamboti and Satara.
     
  20. Colinb

    Colinb pfm Member

    A group of female elephants and their calves enjoying a mud bath on the Olifants River

    [​IMG]Glorious mud by Colin Bailey, on Flickr
     

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