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« on: June 29, 2009, 02:04:47 PM »

OK, so sunsets seem to have scared people off....

Let me start one for animals :)
Lioness - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


Hippo - Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania


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Re: Animals
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 04:28:59 PM »

Some of us cannot afford the real safari, so we'll just have to settle with the zoo ones. ;D









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Re: Animals
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 10:00:39 PM »

Otter...
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Re: Animals
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 11:24:09 PM »

Fantastic pictures guys. Looks like the lioness in the first picture has had her ears chewed badly
The pitfalls of hunting animals with hard, sharp hooves   :o

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Re: Animals
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 11:27:05 PM »

Couple of turtles..
Great turtle and tortoise.

Don't forget to tell us where you shot them!

I'll see your tortoise and raise you a wife:
Endangered Aldabra tortoise with Mrs D :)
Changu Island, Tanzania

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Re: Animals
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 01:32:18 AM »

Mine are a bit smaller. ;D

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Re: Animals
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009, 01:45:14 AM »

Mine are a bit smaller. ;D

Yup...you definitely have a small pair :D

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Re: Animals
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009, 10:26:37 AM »

Doh! :D
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Re: Animals
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 11:15:20 AM »

From my Safari to Tanzania at the end of May 2009... Topi (a big antelope with strange tanlines):

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I hope you enjoy this interesting inhabitant of the Serengeti plains!

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Re: Animals
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 12:11:36 PM »

Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The leopard is a strong solitary hunter. Due to their steath and camouflage they are very hard to see when on safari. Many tourists complete their trip never seeing one or only seeing one from a far distance.
We were lucky... up in the North of the Serengeti (Lobo area) we came across a solo leopard resting only 50 ft from the road. He sat and let us shoot for quite some time as his belly was full from the recent kill he had dragged up into a nearby tree. It was early morning, so some shots were taken at ISO6400.
Just when we thought it couldn't get much better - his brother came by and the two hung out and played a bit before moving on to their next adventure for the day. Wow!
 
1) The solo leopard before his brother showed up:

 
2) The two together:

 
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5) This is the more common view of a leopard - far away and in a tree...

 
What an amazing adventure!
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Re: Animals
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2009, 09:47:37 AM »

Brian, those are awesome...hard to follow, but here it goes...


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Re: Animals
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2009, 03:36:17 PM »

What great monkeys!!! 

Blue Monkeys?

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Re: Animals
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2009, 03:36:55 PM »

Lion (Panthera leo)
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Lions usually hunt in prides. The females hunt and the males show up for food when they are good and ready. Once the kill has been taken down and the females have had a chance to tear up the carcase, the cubs feed and then the male comes for food. There is one male to a pride of females, but sometimes young males will roam together for a while and hunt in a coordinated unit, not having a pride of their own. We saw many lions on our trip... it almost became commonplace. The lioness in these pictures has been collared (for studies probably). We saw 4 collared lions during our time in the Serengeti. The two males were estimated at around 10 yrs old and the big standing guy was probably about the same. His pride was all sleeping in the tall grass - about 8 lionesses and 10 cubs. The lion in the tall grass that looks like he just showered is probably a young male at 2-3 years old. It's quite unusual to see such old males hanging together - likely brothers. Wow - these cats are HUGE!

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Re: Animals
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2009, 10:48:48 PM »

Lions must taste like crap, otherwise all those flies wouldn't be all over them. ;D


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Re: Animals
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2009, 10:12:37 AM »

Fraser River Otter

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