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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:40 AM

Has anyone ever attempted it?

 

 

I caught the film with Jack Black and Steve Martin the other night and can well believe the length and expense that some of the real enthusiasts go to in order to break the record.

 

Perhaps we could start the Safaritalk Big Year and see who can photograph the most bird species, whether it be in Africa or elsewhere. 

 

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

I watched it a couple of nights ago as well. Loved it but felt sad that they couldn't enjoy the birds.

I'm too lazy to try.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

It was pretty funny ..... I may have seen it a year ago .... Not sure.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

It was pretty funny ..... I may have seen it a year ago .... Not sure.


I won't attempt anything but minutes spent with cheetah.... Haha
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:08 PM

 

It was pretty funny ..... I may have seen it a year ago .... Not sure.


I won't attempt anything but minutes spent with cheetah.... Haha

 

 

I agree with you on spending time with Cheetah....


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:24 PM

Perhaps we could have the @madaboutcheetah Big Year photo challenge, who on ST can photograph the most cheetah. (Different ones obviously...)


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:37 PM

Perhaps we could have the @madaboutcheetah Big Year photo challenge, who on ST can photograph the most cheetah. (Different ones obviously...)

 

For me it isnt about the number of sightings, its about the quality of time just watching them do their thing. I have literally spent entire days following cheetah (single or coalitions) as they move around their territory and hunt. Thats why I love a private vehicle.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:46 PM

I know of people on birdforum.net who have done this,
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
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