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Another 5 days at Camp Hwange and more

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

Some old elephants. 

 

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Two spotted eagle owls were seen along the road to Main Camp.  

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:11 AM

Some pictures taken at Masuma. 

 

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Playing hippos. 

 

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Egyptian goose and water dikkop.

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:44 PM

Here is how crowned cranes express to each other how strong they are bound together by the ties of their couple.  While they call, they dance. In fact, they retreat and then advance towards each other in small hops until their breasts come into contact. 

 

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Swainson’s francolin, running away after a territorial fight. 

 

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Black-headed herons. 

 

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Purple roller.

 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:47 AM

Bullfrog!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

 

The rest is good too of course.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:31 AM

@Bush dog

 

Swainson’s francolin, running away after a territorial fight.

 

Great action capture. What was your shooting angle on that? Were you lying on the ground?

 

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Reminds me of a scene from the original War of the Worlds film...

 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:55 PM

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Thanks a lot for your pictorial comments!



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:05 PM

@Game Warden

 

I was sitting on the seat near the driver, so not really lying on the ground.  The camera is a EOS 7D Mk II and the lens, 600 mm.

 

I must have seen the original War of the Worlds but that was a very long time ago.  I do not really recall the scene you mention.  However, it reminds me some scenes of D. Lynch's Dune.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:19 PM

Second sighting of the martial eagle. 

 

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Abdim’s stork. 

 

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Open-billed stork. 

 

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Red-billed wood hoopoe feeding its fledglings.

 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:39 PM

More superb martial eagle photos @Bush dog and what beautiful markings on the red-billed wood hoopoe.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:16 AM

Lawdy so many good ones, the bee eaters, that bull frog sighting, young hippo, all very nice Mike.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:32 AM

oh boy I felt a gag in my throat watching that carnivorous bullfrog. gulp. but great shot of a kill!

 

and that 5th shot of martial eagle in post 28, it looked menacing with its awesome wings and equally deadly claws. now I can see how they can pick up an impala lamb!

 

as usual, enjoying your pictures a lot @bushdog



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:29 PM

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Enjoying your generous comments!


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:52 PM

And more birds. 

 

Red-backed shrike. 

 

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Lesser kestrel. 

 

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This one must be a widow ? 

 

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Three-banded courser. 

 

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African golden oriole. 

 

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Secretary bird with a catch. 

 

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Whiskered tern. 

 

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Namaqua dove. 

 

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Grey-hooded kingfisher.

 

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:41 AM

Last birds. 

 

Spotted dikkop. 

 

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Ring-necked dove. 

 

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Rufous-naped lark. 

 

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To close part one of this report, a young leopard we saw twice along and on the road to Main Camp, a few kilometers after Shumba near a place called Roan.  The first time it was in daylight.  It was not really uncomfortable with the car but still cautious. 

 

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The second time, it was at night and there its behavior was a bit different.  Indeed, although still careful, it was very inquisitive.  It came very close to the car and slowly made it round.  When it heard the other car of the camp coming, it was obviously one too much and it left the road and disappeared in the bushes. 

 

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End of part one!  


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