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Let's see your wild dogs... (pics and video)


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#21 Bugs

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:42 AM

I have only just watched the you tube video - what an experience.

But for a laugh, go directly to you tube and read the comments. :rolleyes:

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 02:49 PM

Here are some of my wild dog pics.

http://www.flickr.co...57611216691077/

More coming soon after my recent trip to Kwando Lagoon, Lebala & Kruger NP (all in all 49 different wild dogs, 4 packs!)

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 02:55 PM

Hi Thomas,

Welcome back!!! Fantastic!!!!

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:04 PM

Some great shots there Thomas, thanks.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 11:21 PM

Nice shots - thanks for sharing

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:44 AM

i hope the pack that keeps going in/out of Lewa is there when i visit Kenya in Feb. Might be better than seeing a leopard even :)
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 02:44 AM

Brian's Art for Animals Posted Today, 08:44 PM
Might be better than seeing a leopard

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:54 AM

Yep, stunning shots Russell!

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:56 AM


Copied in this Youtube video from Earth Touch which was on kittykat23uk's South Africa thread.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:57 AM

Lovely Photos, Russell.......

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:21 AM

Yep, stunning shots Russell!


Thanks, GW

Lovely Photos, Russell.......


Cheers, Hari....crossing my fingers Feb will be just as productive.

Au revior ST - its been a pleasure, see you in 2015!


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:23 AM

Wow! Some of thoe videos are amazing! I'd love to see wild dogs! :D
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 01:04 PM

Great shots - well done - particularly the ones with the dogs moving.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:00 PM

Yep, stunning shots Russell!


Thanks, GW

Lovely Photos, Russell.......


Cheers, Hari....crossing my fingers Feb will be just as productive.


Feb sure will be here soon - and I've got lots of finger and toe crossing to do for that predicted El Nino system to come into the picture ;)

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:33 PM

Great shots - well done - particularly the ones with the dogs moving.


Thanks Nick, any plans to head back to Botswana soon?

Au revior ST - its been a pleasure, see you in 2015!


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 06:15 PM

Russell,
Totally agree- amazing shots, looks like perfect late afternoon light!
We will need some of that karma/ El Nino / good luck in April....


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Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:12 AM

Great shots - well done - particularly the ones with the dogs moving.


Thanks Nick, any plans to head back to Botswana soon?


Yes - fortunate enough to be going end of Feb/early March. Do you have any plans?

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:34 AM

Some excellent images & video in this post.

I particularly like the DOF on Russell's #2 image.

Here's a few of mine. I decided to select a few with a bit of action or more unusal sightings/events.

1. Selinda 1998 Taken in very harsh light and a scan from slide film. I was out all day and we decided to have our lunch at the wilddog den. Grant Nel had found it whilst doing a walk a few days earlier but the pups had not been seen. The alpha female was inside the den and a few of the other dogs were lying around when all of a sudden the alpha female appeared. I only got a chance for one image before they were all ordered back underground by the female.

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2a & 2b. Selinda 2002. about a stones throw from the old Zib camp. Wild dog meet and greet. Basically warming up for the hunt.

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3. Selinda 2002. A kill near CMU. Scanned from slide film. I'm very happy with this image considering the equipment I had at the time. Note the puppies in the background on one of their first hunts and too scared to join the adults

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4. Selinda 2002. Near Old Zib - Cheetah Ridge to be exact. Pups playing before it got too hot and they retired to the shade. Scanned from slide.

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5 Selinda 2005. Near Old Zib. Not many guests get to see wilddogs and even less get to see puppies inside the den.

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6. Selinda 2005. Near Old Zib. A pile of pups outside the 2nd densite on a coolish morning.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:02 AM

Geoff,

Nice shots, strange how times have changed from being allowed out of the vehicle to see Wild Dogs.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:19 AM

Here are some images from our recent Sept trip to Botswana of the 10 WD Mapula lodge pack.
Images taken with Nikon D3 & 500VR f/4.

The first 4 images are of this pack on the trail of an Impala herd they were hunting in the late afternoon.

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On the scent.

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The pack now needed to cross this bridge to keep the Impala herd in their sights.

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We had heard them take down this Impala on the other side of the lagoon, and by the time we arrived some 5 mins later they were already half way through eating this helpless female.

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Next morning we found the pack sated and contended still waking up in the early morning light not far from the lodge.

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This one still content on sleeping in.

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A few hours later we came upon this incredible sight of a mother giving birth to this Zebra foal!

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Not long after the foal got it's legs, the herd started to wander over to where the WD pack were still lying.
Fortunately the mother is able to drop her placenta when threatened, and was enough to satisfy this pack.
The following images are the pack squabbling over the remnants.

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This was all that was left of the Impala from the night before.

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