Sprocky's visits to Kruger Park

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Post by Flutterby » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:14 am

Awesome pics!! \O \O

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Post by PJL » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:54 pm

Superb pics of the martial eagle Sprocky ^Q^ ^Q^
Love the way it looks to be walking a tightrope =O: =O:
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Post by Sprocky » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:52 pm

Thanks RP, BC, leachy, Flutters and PJL. X#X

After setting up camp it was time to visit Shipandani...

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Post by Sprocky » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:17 pm

Black Crake and chic on the causeway...

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Post by Richprins » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:48 pm

Never seen oxpeckers sitting on submerged hippo! Must have been hungry! Rare pic! \O


(Or maybe just Phalaborwa confused ones... =O: )
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Post by harrys » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:04 pm

Yoh great photos Sprocky......really beautiful ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Sprocky's visits to Kruger Park

Post by Flutterby » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:01 pm

Love the Crake chick. \O

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Post by Sprocky » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:59 pm

:ty: RP, Harry and Flutters! X#X

A few random shots from a boringish morning drive...

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Post by Sprocky » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:23 pm

A late, short afternoon drive to the Confluence Lookout proved much more fruitful than the morning drive. We spotted an Elephant on the opposite cliff, it seemed to be looking for a way down to the water. I quickly moved into a better position and then the whole herd was there, all looking for a way down. Once the first one plucked up the courage, the fun started...

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Some went down straight, some sideways and some backwards...

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This sighting needed to be captured on video, photos don't give the intensity of the descent. This little one came down at speed in a dust cloud...

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A few of them were still nervous to attempt it...

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And some of them just lost their footing and slid down...

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Re: Sprocky's visits to Kruger Park

Post by Amoli » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:26 pm

Wow... excellent shots Sprocky - but you right, a video would have shown the intensity... ^Q^ ^Q^
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