Sprocky's visits to Kruger Park

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Post by Toko » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:55 pm

Glad I've caught up...some nice sightings and cool [O]

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Post by vinkie » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:04 pm

Wonderful TT, \O nice pictures

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Post by Sprocky » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:21 pm

Thank you and happy new year to you all!! X#X

Yesterday we closed up shop early, and not having any plans, I thought it would be fitting to pop into the park on the last day of 2013. ;-)

At Sable Dam this White-faced Whistling Duck was having a bath in preparation for the end of year party...

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Sable Dam is looking good and full after the recent rains...

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At first there wasn't too much to be seen, so I tried my luck at some scenic shots. One of the many termite mounds in the area...

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This next scene just appealed to me...

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Finally some movement, a Leopard Tortoise quenching his thirst...

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I have never taken a shot of a Giraffe like this before...

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And lastly, a drive in this section of the park wouldn't be the same without getting close to an Ellie...

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Wishing you all astounding sightings in 2014!!! \O
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Post by Pumbaa » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:15 pm

Thanks so much Sprocky for your brilliant pictures ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Great to see the blue sky again after the heavy rain \O
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Post by nan » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:41 pm

and not only the blue... but the green O/\ ^Q^
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Post by Richprins » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:47 pm

Nice lighting there, old boy! \O
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Post by Errol1 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:21 pm

Very well done Sprocky... \O

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Post by Twigga » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:17 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Nice one Sprocky - glad to see SD so full!

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Post by vinkie » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:57 pm

Great sightings \O

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Post by Sprocky » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:18 pm

Thank you Pumbaa, nan, Richprins, Errol1, Twigga and vinkie! \O

I did my first trip for 2014 into the park this morning. It was like a national highway with all the visitors heading to the gate to start their journey home. 0*\

Any way, I had to get onto the dirt roads asap, and here are some of my pics...

At this time of year you see a lot of foam nests above water pools, but this is some collection all together...

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The only pics I managed to get with decent lighting was this Swainson's Spurfowl...

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This Elephant looked impressive with his ivory, but I had to drop down to 1/60 of a second as he was in the shade under the trees about a mile away...

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Next up was a few Buffalo, I'm not sure what this one had in mind...

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And this poor chap seems to have a problem with his left eye...

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There was also one lone White Stork strolling around with the Buffalo...

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And the last one for today, the Boon family just being Boons...

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