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@@Tom Kellie, it was wonderful to be able to spend time in your company again. I look forward to the next time.

 

@@optig, thank you for your kind compliment. I do hope you see a family of bushpigs soon!

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@@Tom Kellie , those are very different colours to those we have experienced in October! Looking forward to see them more.

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@@Tom Kellie You must be jet lagged. Last time I was there Kruger was not in Kenya.

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Hurrah! @@Tom Kellie you must have been in the Kruger a week or so after us-and what a splendid time with the lush vegetation and what appears to be very fine sightings!

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~ Thank you for such a warm welcome and generous comments.


What brings me back to Safaritalk time and again are the kind,


easygoing, supportive comments and encouragement.



As this trip report may not be written this year, here are a few more


images from rain-brightened Sabi Sands and Kruger National Park.



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Expressive Eyes



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Elephant in a Verdant Setting



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Martial Eagle



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Beauty Is As Beauty Does




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Wow Tom, the lion and nosehorncritter certainly gave you a show!

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Three days ago our latest sightings were a group of tenty wild dogs , in Tsavo West NP, hidden in the rhino sanctuary .

 

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as we left them, the youngest wanted to follow the car.

 

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Unconcerned with Eve's Fate



Taken on 18 February, 2017 at 6:20 pm in Kruger National Park, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens


ISO 250, f/2.8, 1/500 sec., 400mm handheld Manual shooting mode in a safari vehicle during in early evening tree shadows


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~ Baboons crossed the road in warm early evening temperatures at the close of the first sunny day after several days of heavy rain associated with a cyclone passing over from Mozambique.


Next to the safari vehicle this baboon entertained with a careful approach to eating fruit. It tried several surprisingly dainty bites before finally taking a major chunk.




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@@Tom Kellie

I was worried you may not go on safari again - but glad to see you fitting in a trip. Lovely photos!

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Few days ago. Northwest African cheetah , pendjari NP ( image off back of cam thus poor quality )

 

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Tsavo East National Park, 21/02/2017

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Andean fox - at 4000m in the altiplano above the Atacama in Chile. Nikon D7200 with 18-300mm lens. A short trip report will follow later.

 

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@pomkiwi Hope you're getting lots of comfort stops in - those landscapes look amazing - allt those different colours!!

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@@Ben mosquito Wow, missed that completely. that really looks like the same pack I saw in the same place in 2008 - or at least a branch of that pack. I hope there is more on this coming? Would love to hear how Tsavo West is faring in the drought - and to hear more about the dogs of course!

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@@pault, Tsawo west was dry, rivers and waterholes were empty. No big cats seen, but birds were there in large quantities. Dogs in the rhino sanctuary were a big surpise. The day after we saw briefly another herd on the way back to the airport. This was a group of appro 20 dogs, they were very calm but it was hot . We stayed there one hour or so, two or three cars passed rapidly, dogs are for safari lovers.

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Not latest but recent. Could not find general primate or guenon specific posts.

 

Red bellied guenon Benin subspecies - Lama forest

 

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Caracal Kitten. Last w/e. A mate took the picture on the way in to the lodge, so technically it's not my sighting. But I do know that this is probably the most unique sighting of the year for us here (and yes I know its only May!). Amazing. Julia and I have never seen a Caracal in the Kafue. JohnD in his 10+ years guiding here has seen one!

 

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Wow, Magnificent sighting!

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On 5/5/2017 at 1:15 AM, KaingU Lodge said:

Caracal Kitten. Last w/e. A mate took the picture on the way in to the lodge, so technically it's not my sighting. But I do know that this is probably the most unique sighting of the year for us here (and yes I know its only May!). Amazing. Julia and I have never seen a Caracal in the Kafue. JohnD in his 10+ years guiding here has seen one!

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~ @KaingU Lodge

 

For the second time today you've stopped me in my tracks with an image you posted.

 

A caracal kitten ?!?! Terrific!

 

It's a lovely image in its own right, with great color and focus.

 

Also, so nice to have this confirmation of the presence of caracal in the Kafue.

 

Thank you so much for sharing this.

 

Tom K.

 

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@KaingU Lodge

What a brilliant sighting and a great photo of a beautiful animal!

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@KaingU Lodge - Wow what a special sighting and beautiful photo!

 

So you and Julia have never seen a Caracal in Kafue - well I've never seen one anywhere!.

 

Maybe one day!

 

 

 

 

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