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#21 Jan

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:08 AM

Sorry, G.W.! I show your request to my son! I had told him about the size of photos.



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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:51 AM

Ruaha 2009. The eles look like pygmies too :mellow:

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 07:32 PM

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Mombo Camp, Botswana. March, 2010.
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 07:35 PM

Sangeeta, I had to delete your attachment, due to size: please refer to instructions about posting images in my signature. Matt

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:14 AM

Tarangire, June 2008

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:20 AM

Great photo, treepol!



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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:25 AM

Baobabs and Fever Trees, two of my most favourites. We did a wilderness trail in northern Kruger last year, walking among the forests of Fever Trees and surrounded by Baobabs, was just amazing....Love your photo, beautiful in evey way !
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:58 PM

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 03:45 PM

The scale between the human figures and trees is incredible. Would love to see a bigger version...

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:29 PM

OK second try at the Baobabs of Madagascar.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:25 AM

Oh wow....on our 'Bucket List ''
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:22 PM

Here's one of my favourites taken in Lower Zambezi, Zambia. The elephant was a fully grown mature bull with good sized tusks but still looked dwarfed whilst it was scratching its bottom.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:10 AM

Hi there! New user here though I've browsed quite a bit.

Here are some images from a cluster of Baobabs in the northern region of Savute, Chobe National Park, Botswana.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:04 PM

I especially like that second shot Morkel. Beautiful.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:08 PM

I think that's a good way to introduce your photographic skills Morkel :)

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:38 AM


The African Baobab (Adansonia digitata) can reach heights of up to 30 metres and trunk diameters of up to 11 metres. It is also known as the tree of life, with good reason too. It is capable of providing shelter, clothing, food, and water for the animal as well as human inhabitants of the African Savannah regions. The cork-like bark or huge stem is fire resistant and is used for making cloth and rope. The leaves are used as condiments and medicines. The fruit, called "monkey bread", is rich in vitamin C and is eaten. The tree is capable of storing hundreds of litres of water, which is tapped in dry periods. Mature trees are frequently hollow, providing living space for numerous animals and humans alike. Radio-carbon dating has measured that age of some Baobab trees at over 2,000 years old. For most of the year, the tree is leafless, and looks very much like it has its roots sticking up in the air.

There are numerous legends offering explanations of how the tree came to be stuffed in the ground upside down. The Bushmen believed that goings-on in the baobab so offended God that in his wrath he uprooted it and cast it back into the earth upside-down. It is also said that if you drink its delectable sap you will receive protection from the crafty crocodile; but do not pluck its flowers, for whosoever does so will be torn apart by lions!

The Makgadikgadi Pan is a large salt pan in the middle of the dry savanna of northeastern Botswana. It is one of the largest salt flats in the world. The pan is all that remains of the formerly enormous Lake Makgadikgadi, which once covered an area larger than Switzerland, but dried up several thousand years ago.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:23 AM

Beautiful additions to the thread.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

I've really enjoyed eveyone's beautiful baobab photos! These were taken in or near Tarangire National Park:

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Sorry, I thought I was following the directions for uploading images, but mine are appearing tiny for some reason. I'll have to investigate further.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:46 PM

There are some wonderful images of these ancient giants here.

 

Oh, the stories they could tell

 

Here is one taken in Mapungubwe National Park in South Africa. The Park is in Limpopo Province. They do not grow naturally further down in South Africa.

 

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:15 PM

Sharifa - you have to tell us a bit about Mapungubwe. 

 

Its on the my list of places to visit in the near future. 


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