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  1. Sorry, I meant to species level. A quick look at google image search and species range diagrams suggests that it's Civettictis civetta.
  2. Can anyone identify this species? The video was recorded at Ikuu campsite, Katavi.
  3. The photo was taken in Katavi last week. Criticism of settings, composition and so on would be appreciated. I haven't done any Photoshop work yet. It's the only shot from the trip that I'm happy with so far. I'll upload some more photos when I get home and get stuck into the RAW files. Settings: Aperture = 5.0 Shutter speed = 1/400 ISO = 400
  4. Doesn't really answer your question with regards to whether or not it'll be of use in your situation but I use a home made bean bag that I empty before I travel and fill up with rice when I get to my destination. I can fit it in my pocket so weight isn't an issue.
  5. Delete please
  6. Some camera trap footage taken this morning:
  7. I’m going to be taking part in a field course at Amani Nature Reserve in Tanzania in a couple of months’ time. I’m thinking about picking up a camera trap before I fly out so I would be interested in recommendations if anyone has any experience using them. I have a couple of free weeks after the course so I’m hoping to visit a few other NPs whilst I’m out there. Gombe and Selous are on my to do list but it’ll depend on what other people on the course want to do.
  8. RSPB criticises Crown Office over dropped raptor case.
  9. I had two drives on the same day in October and a further 4 drives over 2 days in November 2013. I saw a tiger in each of the first 3 sightings and nothing in the next 3. All of the sightings were 15+ minutes with the last one clocking in at around 25 minutes. The guide that I had on one of the drives said that the sightings were of unusually high quality so I probably got lucky. There are a few photos on this page. I think my first photo on that page was taken in zone 4 but it was a while ago so I might be wrong.
  10. Costs can vary massively depending on how/where you book. I booked game drives in Ranthambore for around £15 each through the park's website. If I'd booked them through a hotel or travel agent they would have probably cost 2-3x more. I can't comment on the areas you're looking at as I was just in the north and north-east of the country but you find some more relevant information on indiamike.com.
  11. Did you copy and paste across from another document? If yes you probably copied the font size and style across. To avoid this right click and press 'Paste as plain text' when pasting into the window. Anyone that is having trouble reading the text can press control and move the mouse wheel at the same to time to increase/decrease the font size.
  12. BBC article, which contains some camera trap footage, on a breeding population of Indochinese tigers here. Not sure if they should be publicising this as it makes poachers aware of them.
  13. Live game drive on Africa Geographic's Facebook page. Had a few kingfishers so far. https://www.facebook.com/Africa.Geographic/videos/10153957537991400/
  14. People are morons. The final quote seems to sum it up:
  15. Something with a big aperture would be very useful if you're staying in the accommodation next to the waterhole as you can get some great sightings at night. I really wish I'd had my 50mm prime when I visited the park. I had a fantastic hour long lion sighting sometime after midnight so patience can be rewarded. No photos unfortunately as the point and shoot that I had at the time couldn't handle the conditions.

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