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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

Please include a few details, location, camera and lens specs etc.

Thanks, Matt.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

You're an optimist! Serengeti to aardvarks - wi ne does that to me too.

Waiting again... for the next time again


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

Kwara, Okavango Delta
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It was a usual safari morning. We left camp being watched by Impala and Zebra, and cruised along.
All of a sudden George, our guide, got busy on the radio. A few seconds later a call: "Hold on guys, an aardvark with a baby was located." So we raced to the spot, where another guide had spotted the elusive animal. The mother was already in its burrow, but the youngster was busy exploring the place, most recently we guess it couldn´t find the entrance to the hole.
We were able to watch the little guy for almost 30 minutes.
What a final drive!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

What a fantastic sighting!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

I am just looking over all these Aardvark shots, I´ve made in these 20 minutes, there are so many nice ones.
I have to sort out those with to many blades.
There will be more coming.
I hope I won´t bore you.
Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Wow Wild Dogger, those are stunning - gorgeous little creature. Puts mine to shame!

Two shots from me (the only other one I have is a very blurry back end disappearing into a bush that could have been anything!).

EOS40D with Sigma 120-300 f2.8, ISO 1600, f2.8, 1/100 (top) and 1/200 (bottom), -1ev (I've found that dialling in minus a stop of exposure compensation when shooting at night under spotlights reduces the amount of burned out highlights and gives you a shorter shutter speed that means more sharp(ish) shots. You can then bring back the shadow detail when you process the RAW later). Both taken at Limpopo-Lipadi in September this year just yards from camp.
 


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

just yards from camp


As RedLeopard suddenly finds himself befriended by hundreds of Safaritalkers wanting to come stay at LL... ;)

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

I am just looking over all these Aardvark shots, I´ve made in these 20 minutes, there are so many nice ones.
I have to sort out those with to many blades.
There will be more coming.
I hope I won´t bore you.


Never...amazing stuff. So the adult didn't come out?

Waiting again... for the next time again


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:42 AM

The youngster is adorable! Not that I would have known that it was one in the absence of the adult aardvark picture! Really lovely shots, Wild Dogger. Please do post all the ones you like. So rare to see daytime images and of this quality.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

Emil, the bush Dyson (Rainbirder ;) )

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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:56 PM

Now you are just showing off Thomas... ;)

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

Another one from Kwara

 

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

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:48 PM

I can't compete with Thomas's superb daylight offerings :)

 

But this is my first and only ever sighting 2 years ago in Sth Luangwa, elated nonetheless! :D

 

We were on the trail of a leopard we had lost when coming down to the dry river bed we came upon this once in a lifetime sighting,
I immediately told Victor, (after he was uncontrollably shouting mphendwa, mphendwa!!Whoa%21.png) my guide to stop, still keeping the engine running I grabbed a couple of insurance shots in case he took off, we then crawled
the vehicle ahead turned off the engine and got some closer images here, it all happened in a matter of seconds, even Victor got out his phone for some grab shots!biggrin3.gif (showing a black dottinysmile_shy_t.png)
He then trundled off into the scrub never to be seen again.
It was, believe it or not his 3rd sighting in 25 years in the bush but the first time anyone with him had got any images and certainly my first ever encounter!

A privilege and a thrill to see this rarely encountered mammal foraging for termites on the dry Katete riverbed.cheers.gif


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Katete river bed, Nkwali region, SLNP- Zambia Nov 2011

 

 

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:05 PM

      I've only seen an aardvark once and sure enough it was on a night drive in South Luangwa Valley National Park. It was something I'll never forget.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:41 PM

Let's see some more aardvarks...


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:55 AM

I hope one day, I can add to this thread ............. At the moment, never seen one!  :)


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:16 AM

I hope one day, I can add to this thread ............. At the moment, never seen one!  :)


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