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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:29 PM

Here's one to start things off, quite a monster, somewhere deep inside Kruger: this one had it's own loop somewhere near Letaba I seem to recall...

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:13 AM

Respect! beautiful tree - I wonder what has transpired in its lifetime and what it has been witness to.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:39 AM

Meru National Park, Kenya. Not as big a tree but quite beautiful.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:33 PM

This Baobab is on Kubu Island, Botswana, October 2009.

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We camped at Kubu Island for a couple of nights, and I slept in a bedroll 100 metres away from my team alone on the

ground ----scary, or what!!!



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Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:44 PM

Jan, that is a very interesting tree, no doubt with quite a bit of history. You are very brave!

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:20 PM

Jan, your's looks almost like a bonsai boabab!

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:31 PM

Twaffle, it's a very interesting place. I'd been wanting to go there for years, and it was right at the end of the season, so

we had the island and pans place to ourselves. There are many baobabs there, perhaps you've seen the photos in my

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 07:51 PM

Jan, what a tale and what a photo! Truly a baobab work of art.

The last time someone asked me to show him my baobabs, he got a slap across the face!

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Makgadikgadi Pans (me in foreground). I'm sure Jan has seen this famous tree with David Livingstone's initials carved into it.

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Not that impressive a tree (though it gets my utmost respect Dikdik), but it was the first time I ever saw leaves on a baobab, testament to the heavy rainy season of 2010 that extended even to the dry season to produce green leaves in Sept. Twaffle may have seen this very tree in Meru.
When you think of a rhino, think of a tree (African proverb)

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 08:57 PM

Lyn, you always make me laugh. Yes I have seen that tree in Meru. No leaves on any of my baobabs. Love to see the fruit one day as well.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:49 AM

Jan, what a tale and what a photo! Truly a baobab work of art.

Makgadikgadi Pans (me in foreground). I'm sure Jan has seen this famous tree with David Livingstone's initials carved into it.




Yes,Lyn, you are right. I have many photos, both with and without leaves. I even have a photo of David Livingstone's

carving of his initials.


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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:28 PM

Lynn, how about this- with leaves and without leaves?


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This was March 2003.

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And this was October 2003.


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Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:35 PM

Me, my wife, and a baobab.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 07:28 PM

I even have a photo of David Livingstone's carving of his initials.

Blimey Jan, didn't realise you were that old :huh:

How about a photo of the carving, (graffiti)?
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:34 PM

Jochen, didn't realize you were a Pygmy? :huh:

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:15 PM

Ha,ha! G.W. I have an indistinct photo of D.L.'s initials, but I'll have to wait until after the weekend for my son to help me

upload. My laptop skills leave much to be desired, and he's a wizz at all things computer related.



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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:49 PM

Jochen, didn't realize you were a Pygmy? :D


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Yes, and also a bit more thin, as the pic was taken from rather close to the tree, but with a fish eye lens!

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:18 PM

Twaffle, another Baobab!

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This was at Savuti, Botswana, in October '96

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Here are the flowers you were wondering about. Very pretty.


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Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:21 PM

Jan, please refer to this post regarding pic size here. Thanks, Matt

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:58 PM

The flowers are beautiful, thanks for the photo.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:42 AM

Boabab sunset over the Chobe.

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