Kruger Park, South Africa 2017

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bridger1215
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Kruger Park, South Africa 2017

Post by bridger1215 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:51 pm

I was fortunate to make 2 trips to the Kruger last year. The first trip was with family members showing them the Park for their first time. The second trip was a minimalist camping only trip, moving very slowly at my own pace. Camping is always fun but yields some sleepless nights due to lions roaring and hyenas carrying on. I like to camp right on the fence and the night sounds really carry through the air.

Here are some pics...

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ImageKruger 2017 1-7066 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-6446 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-7761 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKNP 2017 1-7063 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKNP 2017 1-8044 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-7203 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-6887 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKNP 2017 1-8542 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-7979 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKNP 2017 1-6936 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-7278 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-4396 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-3829 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-4649 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-3130 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-3624 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-3142-2 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-4504 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKruger 2017 1-7307 by john morris, on Flickr

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ImageKNP 2017 1-4648 by john morris, on Flickr



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Re: Kruger Park, South Africa 2017

Post by Max » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:50 pm

Good stuff, John. The first lion portrait is great, and I like your monitor shots. Nice find with the wild dogs too.

Max



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Re: Kruger Park, South Africa 2017

Post by bridger1215 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:12 pm

Thanks Max!
The wild dog sightings were just incredible on these last two trips. In the past it seemed I was quite lucky just to get a glimpse of the dogs and there were not that many packs. Especially on my last trip many of the camps had dog sightings almost every day. My best sighting was 5 adults and over 20 pups for close to 2 hours from next to the vehicle to within 50 meters, just south of Shingwedzi. And I finally got my leopards in the trees which had eluded me on my 5 previous trips. :)
I also brought a black light for scorpion hunting on the last trip. It was very cool to see how many there were, especially in the trees. I did find several of the Mozambican thick tails which pack a bad neurotoxin punch that can lead to an ICU visit.



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