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#41 Geoff

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:23 AM

Interesting behaviour with the placenta.

And always fantastic to go on a hunt with wild dogs.
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:15 AM

That's a terrific series of shots Marc.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:25 AM

Great photos to top a great experience.

Thanks for sharing.

That portrait is superb. I can almost see your reflection in its eyes.

There's none so blind as those who will not see.


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Posted 29 December 2009 - 07:33 PM

Wow - some great photos - really love yours Mark with the Zebra. How amazing. Recently we watched some Wild Dogs hunting Sable Antelope. Every now and then one of the sable would fo after the dogs.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:29 PM

hope you don't mind me sharing my wild dog pics - these were taken with a Panasonic FZ18 at Lagoon camp in July 2009.

This is the Lagoon female at the den waiting for the pack to return.

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This was after the pack returned and shared their lovely meal!

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 03:18 PM

For members just joined: come on, let's see your wild dogs...

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:11 AM

Geoff,

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

Sniktawk, I had an interesting conversation with an older Maasai when I was on safari recently. I was asking about the wild dogs in the Aitong area having heard that a few had been sighted and he (and his peer group) still see the dogs as extremely dangerous to humans. However, from what I have heard, anecdotally, it appears that humans aren't often (or at all?) threatened by dogs. Perhaps one of the things which needs to be addressed is educating the villagers living near dog country about the real threats to them.

I wonder how local people in dog rich countries such as Botswana perceive them?

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:14 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.

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Marc, have you noticed the changes to the BBC WPOTY? There is a category which would suit your zebra/wild dog interaction photos down to the ground. Have you considered entering?

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 05:03 AM

Marc, have you noticed the changes to the BBC WPOTY? There is a category which would suit your zebra/wild dog interaction photos down to the ground. Have you considered entering?


Thanks Twaff

I shall have a look there, and see if I can summon up enough courage. :D

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 06:01 AM

Marc, you can do it. Put the series (you need to cut it to 7 images I think I remember) up on BPN and ask for a critique on the submission. I know you have had individual photos critiqued but I'd do the 7 in one thread and I'm sure all those nice photographers will give you good advice.

How many times would anyone see anything as amazing as you saw? Seriously, it is one of the best captures of events happening that I can remember seeing.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:19 AM

Geoff,

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

Sniktawk, I had an interesting conversation with an older Maasai when I was on safari recently. I was asking about the wild dogs in the Aitong area having heard that a few had been sighted and he (and his peer group) still see the dogs as extremely dangerous to humans. However, from what I have heard, anecdotally, it appears that humans aren't often (or at all?) threatened by dogs. Perhaps one of the things which needs to be addressed is educating the villagers living near dog country about the real threats to them.

I wonder how local people in dog rich countries such as Botswana perceive them?


Well in countries like Bots, dogs are still considered dangerous to livestock in the villages. But, the one thing in their favour is that there are lots more wild spaces in Bots ............

You mentioned Aitong - I was there in June 2008 for a drive or two. Cattle and herders all over the place.

They certainly aren't afraid of humans and certainly aren't a thread to people ........ there's so many times that I've been at say a Tea stop or whatever and then you see the dogs running all around you, trying to generate momentum to hunt.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:46 PM

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

The attached are some photos of a nice pack that I followed for pretty much a full day between Lagoon and Lebala camps (was very happy I had a private vehicle). In the day we had 2 hunts and kills, along with some amazing Dog and Hyena interaction on the 2nd kill. The Hyena stole the kill, and the dogs almost killed it. The only way the Hyena lived was by going backwords into an old tunnel. It was pretty bloodied up, and we didnt think it would live.

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Dog / Hyena interaction

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Not sure this guy got a good meal....

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:37 AM

A bit of different "perspective".
This taken at Kirkmans Kamp, Sabi Sand, on morning of Sep 16, 2009. Pack of 11 or 12, saw them again late in afternoon when they hunted and killed an impala.
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:59 AM

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So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:44 AM

Great photos wild dogger - details please...

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:59 PM

Okay, okay,
all these pics where taken @ Kwando Lebala during our visit in November.
We were out on a drive when we received two radio calls at a time. One saying, that 2 male lions were sighted and one saying that this pack of dogs, the "Southern Pack" had killed an impala just on campīs doorstep.
We decided to head back to camp as we expected the lions to do their usual nap. We were able to watch all the dogīs action and interaction for more than an hour.
After that we headed to the lions and they were doing what we expected.
We saw 3 different wild dog packs in the Kwando area within 1 week. One lady asked the guide, if he was sure that these animals are endangered as we saw 2 packs within 1 hour. http://safaritalk.ne...icons/icon4.gif
On our self drive trip to Kruger a week later we saw another pack of wild dogs with puppies in heavy rain.
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So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 11:55 AM

Lebala, Botswana from November 2010:

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So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 01:32 PM

Wild Dog in pursuit of a Scrub Hare.

The alpha male from the Sosian 11 Wild Dog pack doing his best superman impression, whilst chasing down a Scrub Hare.
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D3s 500VR 1/1250s ISO200@f/4 Sosian ranch, Loisaba, Nth Kenya Oct 2010

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Three of the Sosian 11 WD pack in pursuit of a Scrub Hare that we watched flush out, the pack raced off in pursuit of the hare and vanished, thinking that was the last we would see of them, all of a sudden the hare turned 180deg's and came straight down the track right past our vehicle!
Things happened so fast and it was all over in a matter of seconds, it was impossible to get everything in focus, so I opted for the WD's here. A special and very fortunate moment indeed.

D3s 500VR 1/1600s ISO200@f/4 Sosian ranch, Loisaba, Nth Kenya Oct 2010

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:55 PM

Marc, have you noticed the changes to the BBC WPOTY? There is a category which would suit your zebra/wild dog interaction photos down to the ground. Have you considered entering?



I do agree with Twaffle, you should seriously consider entering the BBC competition.


Jan





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