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#21 Safaridude

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 02:24 PM

I don't recall exactly.  From when I began shooting in 1989, I had two different film camera bodies.  One of them was a Canon EOS A2E, but I don't know when I used it.



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 02:48 PM

This post is dedicated to @madaboutcheetah

 

 

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Mombo, Botswana, August 1997

 

 

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Mombo, Botswana, August 1997

 

 
 

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Mombo, Botswana, August 1997

 

 

 

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Mombo, Botswana, August 1997

 

 
 

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Mombo, Botswana, August 1997

 

 

 

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Masai Mara, Kenya, September 1991

 

 

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Masai Mara, Kenya, September 1991

 

 

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Samburu, Kenya, September 1991

 

 

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Samburu, Kenya, September 1991

 

 

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Tarangire, Tanzania, September 1995


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 03:00 PM

Wow - Thanks for posting, @Safaridude ....... Excellent!!!


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 07:50 PM

Great thread, with super contributions, everybody ... please keep it coming! :)


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 08:43 PM

I've got plenty of stuff on slides and even prints but i do not have a scanner. The few images I've shown were scanned by a friend years ago.

Whilst rummaging around searching I found another Aardwolf image taken at the same sighting (post #8). As I recall this poor individual was blind in their right eye. 

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 12:08 PM

In August/September 2002 I went on a fairly long safari to Malawi and Zambia, visiting Liwonde, South Luangwa and Kafue National Parks. Here are some of the antelopes @Safaridude:

 

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Grater Kudu in Liwonde National Park, Malawi, August 2002

 

 

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Lichtenstein's Hartebeest, Lunga river area, Kafue National Park, Zambia, September 2002

 

 

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Roan Antelope, Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia, September 2002

 

In general, I was a bit underwhelmed by Kafue at that time. Still, besides the abundant Roan in Busanga, we managed to have excellent Serval sightings and some very impressive lions.

 

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We saw this Serval catching a snake during a night drive - Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia, September 2002

 

 

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A predecessor to Busangadude, Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia, September 2002

 

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The quality of the scan is what it is...still a big fellow! - Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia, September 2002

 


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 12:26 PM

@Paolo Talking of Malawi, I've just submitted an interview to Chris Badger of Central African Wilderness Safaris - it should make an interesting read, especially for those of us unfamiliar with the country.


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 12:53 PM

@Paolo

 

Is that "Big John"?



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:15 PM

@Paolo

 

Is that "Big John"?

 

@Safaridude

 

I think so, though I am not 100% sure



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:35 PM

God this thread is awesome.
Particularly loving the vintage Selinda shots Geoff, and very cool some of you have the Steroid Boys!
Any classic hyaena sightings anywhere?...:)


"What, no hyaena pictures?"


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:37 PM

Lovely to see. I love all these old film shots because the colours and so on are what I remember from all those old coffee table books I loved, and on gallery walls. These were the colours of Africa before I actually saw it. It's funny I feel like that because I don't really have nostalgic feelings for film in general.
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Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:53 PM

@pault Yes, just like the old Nat Geos. Something organic, like getting out old ciné films. And I've always said about music vinyl is better than digital :)


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 03:50 PM

Expedition to Rungwa Falls

 

At the end of August 2003, we travelled to the very remote Rungwa Falls (or Ndido) on the southern boundary of magnificent Katavi National Park, in south-western Tanzania. Our group was composed by me (then sporting a black beard), my dad (who took the pictures below), John Cox (then manager of Chada Camp), a cook and a TANAPA ranger called John, apparently the one ranger who knew the southern part of Katavi.

 

We travelled for three days, mostly completely offroad, following animal tracks, and walking down the Rukwa Rift in the process. It remains one of the most amazing and exhilarating experiences I have had in 34 years of safaris in Africa, in spite of being covered in dust and ashe from recent bushfires like never before or since and having being bitten by voracious tsetse flies countless times (at some point my shirt was coloured red from all the bloodstains!).

 

 

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Everything (including us) was packed in one vehicle....

 

 

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Our second camp, close to the Lukima river

 

 

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Rungwa Falls - as you may see, the pool at the bottom is full of hippos and crocs; Squack Evans visited the Falls four years later, and found that apparently most of the hippos had been poached

 

 

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Bathing in the Rungwa river, that marks the boundary between Katavi National Park to the north and Rukwa Game Reserve ( a hunting area) to the south

 

During the trip to Rungwa Falls we were treated with various wildlife spectacles, from enormous buffalo herds running parallel to our vehicle, at times stopping and moving towards us only to retreat and come back again (possibly they had never seen a vehicle before) to a diminutive Red Duiker. Each mbuga (open plain) was dotted with reedbucks, which sometimes you could refer as "dustbucks", so much they were covered by the black dust of the burned cotton soil, whilst Roan and Lichtenstein's Hartebeest were prominent in the woodlands (the tsetses being way more prominent, though). Our vehicle got attacked by a black mamba, that slammed into the door.

 

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We found these beautiful lions past Paradise on the way to the hills

 

Katavi was quite a different place from what it is now, and indeed it was an incredible privilege to saviour all its wild splendour.


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 03:33 AM

@Paolo ~ re Expedition to Rungwa Falls... Now that's what I call a safari !!


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:47 PM

@Paolo

 

A bloody shirt from tsetses… now, that's a good safari!


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 01:37 PM

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I think this will work for TseTse to a certain extent ..... they are slower than mosquitoes .......

 

I think these will make great gifts (both for camp staff and for Safaritalk GTG s) ....... 


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 05:19 PM

Some cheetahs' pictures (scans from slides) taken on the Selinda concession more than 10 years ago.

 

 

The next 4 pictures are concerning 3 brothers that were also active on the Kwando concession, one of them was one-eyed.

 

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The next 3 pictures are concerning subadults.

 

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 05:26 PM

my shirt was coloured red from all the bloodstains!

 

@Paolo you are a legend!


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 05:35 PM

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Great photos. I really love the second of the sub-adults series - it looks like a painting. Was Andrè Martens still there when you were visiting Selinda?


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 06:07 PM

@Paolo

 

Thank you for your comments.

 

I have been about 10 times to the Selinda.  I stopped going there when Brian Graham and André sold it.  So he was indeed there during all the years I visited Selinda.







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