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#41 Geoff

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 09:19 PM

No shortage of cheetah in this thread.

 

@Bush dog  Excellent Mike. Is Selinda where you met John? 

 

A few leopard. Again Selinda, 1998. ~ In the area that was known as Devastation Alley.

 

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:25 PM

@Geoff Excellent mate: what kit were you using back in 98?


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:07 AM

@Geoff Excellent mate: what kit were you using back in 98?

 

@Game Warden I was using one of the cheaper model Canon SLR camera. In Australia it was called the 500N (I suspect elsewhere it would have been known as one of the early so called Rebel models).

 

What's worse I only had a consumer grade 100-300mm lens that wobbled a bit in the camera mount. In those days I was still paying off the mortgage and I had to make the choice between good camera equipment and going on safari. I chose going on safari. When I finally purchased better equipment in the early 2000's I gave the old lens to a young native Botswana guide who had taken an interest in photography and only had a 50mm lens.

 

I'd like to think I'm a much better photographer now and I own professional standard equipment. I'm chaffing at the bit to see what images I can actually produce on safari.  


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:24 AM

Excellent Selinda series - thanks Mike and Geoff for the additions ..

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 05:48 AM

Thanks, Geoff, thanks, Hari.  I've got some more on Selinda.

 

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Indeed, that's were I met John.


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:55 AM

Thanks, Geoff, thanks, Hari.  I've got some more on Selinda.

 

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Indeed, that's were I met John.

 

If my memory serves me correctly, Mike took the famous picture of John in his vehicle following the then Selinda Pride males ....... Windhoek and Castle.


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 12:03 PM

@Geoff - How did Devastation Ally get such a dramatic name?...


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 12:30 PM

@Paolo  @Bush dog

 

Andre was managing Chobe Chilwero in '93 when I was there (and Paolo was there too).  My guide was Kanawe.

 

Andre and Kanawe both moved on to Selinda shortly thereafter.  Memories...


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 12:44 PM

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My first migration - Mara Triangle area of Masai Mara, Kenya, September 1991

 

 

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My second migration - Masai Mara, Kenya, September 1995

 

 

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Black rhino, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, September 1995

 

 

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Buffalo, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, September 1995

 

 

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Lion, Masai Mara, Kenya, September 1995


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 03:32 PM

Great installment, @Safaridude ...... Migration in 1991 would have been a spectacular experience!!! - Love that pic of the Buffalo against the Crater BG


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 07:45 PM

@Safaridude  I know Andre passed away a few years ago.

 

I did hear that Kanawe had moved to Kwando. Do you know if that is so or where he is these days?


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 07:51 PM

@Geoff - How did Devastation Ally get such a dramatic name?...

 

@Big_Dog ~ One look at the place would tell you.

The trees had been absolutely smashed by elephant to the point where much of what was left was just greying stumps with old limbs littering the ground.

I think it was named Devastation Alley by Grant Nel. 


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:08 PM

@Geoff

 

I heard that Kanawe is close to retiring or has retired.



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:23 PM

Hari,

 

Windhoek, Castle,... was, I guess, the name given to them by the Kwando people, when they moved to the Lebala area.  I saw them there in 2003.

 

In the Selinda they were known as Arnold, Brad & Dopie.

 

Here is the picture you are refering to: John & his wife escorted to the airstrip by Dopie.

 

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:26 PM

Some more pictures of the Selinda wildlife from the same period.

 

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 12:29 AM

Yes, Mike ..... Correct re the names. Great instalment .... Pure dry season Selinda!!!!

@Geoff .... Kanawe wanted to stay close to Kasane .... Retired from Kwando earlier this year.
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Posted 21 November 2014 - 01:48 AM

Amboseli, Kenya 1986. An iPhone snapshot of a 36" x 24" enlargement of one of my 1st African wildlife images. Taken with ASA 100 print film.  

 

My eldest sister secretly took the negative and presented the framed enlargement to me on my Birthday in 1987. For years the image hung above the open fireplace in my parent's home and later in my own home.

Though since moving into a beach house it now collects dust in a wardrobe.

 

Over the years I've seen similar images from the same (or nearby) location. 

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 02:11 AM

This is a great thread and I'm loving everyone's contributions and photos.

@Geoff you were taking great photos way back in '86 I see. I remember being awestruck by seeing Kilimanjaro above a very dry and dusty Amboseli in 1973. Didn't have all those magnificent elephants right in the foreground though to set it off so splendidly. Am particularly  enjoying the Selinda posts. I stayed at Zib in August 1998 when Lloyd and Sue Camp were managing and remember seeing a cheetah with two cubs that were about 6 months old. A hyena was trailing around keeping an eye on them. - I hope they survived and thrived.

Looking forward to more posts.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 10:37 AM

Ah right, thanks @Geoff.
You're all direly making me want to visit Selinda now...

Also, forgive me for an enormously newbie-ish question, but what were good cameras like back in those days? Being born in the 90's I know of only either the early digital models you hook up to computers to download, like primitve verions of today's cameras, or the wind-and-click ones you then got the film developed in.


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 02:33 PM

Some more pictures (scans from slides) from the Selinda from the same period

 

The Zibalianja lagoon in 1998

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