Aat&Elly - 02 - 2K and 2 Encounters (L&L)

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Aat&Elly - 02 - 2K and 2 Encounters (L&L)

Post by aat » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:58 pm

01 – The tradition continued

First >> A wonderful and healthy 2019 !!

Stories about our last trip to KNP (Oct-Nov 2018)

Out second day in KNP , we were staying in Letaba. Early morning and decision made… we will follow the dirt roads to Olifants.

First the S46 and next turn-off the S93. Just around the first corner and fully un-expected we run into a pack of AWD.

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A pack of 10. Not bad to start of the day and we could see the dogs were just waking up

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We haven’t seen the AWD in this area before so great to see them.

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It’s always funny to see their behavior , socializing and always busy !

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And

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As we follow the sightings in KNP we are happy they can be seen in many different regions, from south up to north. Spreading the risks and better chances to survive.

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Now they play and getting ready to go for breakfast.

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A last stretching and visit of the toilet

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Suddenly but we have seen this before… all on the road and in the bush… walking away so goodbye doggies

And just before another car came around the corner there was nothing to see of them anymore.

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The tradition continued… all trips AWD…

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Re: Aat&Elly - 01 - The Tradition Continued

Post by Alf » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:43 am

So lucky to see them in that area ^Q^
Next trip to the bush??

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Post by harrys » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:03 am

Wow, wonderful sighting ^Q^ ^Q^
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Post by Richprins » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:06 am

Excellent, aat! ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Indeed an unusual spot to see them! :shock:
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Post by Flutterby » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:30 am

What a great start to your trip!! ^Q^ ^Q^

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Post by Lisbeth » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:37 pm

I begin to think that there are more African Wild Dogs in Kruger than quoted :yes:
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Post by Richprins » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:08 pm

:yes:
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Post by Pumbaa » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:20 am

Lucky you, Aat,

and you took the right decision in chosing that road - Great shots as always \O \O \O
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Post by ExFmem » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:53 am

Exquisite! Both the wild dogs AND your photos O\/ O\/ ^Q^ ^Q^

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Aat&Elly - 02 - 2K and 2 Encounters (L&L)

Post by aat » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:14 am

*** Travel Tales ***

02 – 2K and 2 Encounters

First >> Thanks for all comments on 1st story

Stories about our last trip to KNP (Oct-Nov 2018)

Still staying in Letaba and planning to do some shopping in Phalaborwa. About halfway a guy in a car, coming towards us, told us he had seen some lions with a kill. We moved on and about 5 K ahead we did not see a Lion but a beautiful Leopard.

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We are not always lucky with leopard sightings so this one was very very welcome.

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He came towards us, so we quickly turned the car and now we could look at him for some time. I think I can say we never have seen such a big leopard. Taking into account he was walking near the road, a bit down so not at same level as the road. He was huge !

Not shy, not paying any attention , just walking…. And we just following. Wowww, what a sighting.

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Suddenly a stop… well we all need that once in a while. And after…. We check what we produced…

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Last picture of this great encounter. Just a few seconds later the leopard walked away into the bush so we could not see him anymore.

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Turning the car again and we were curious if the lions were still ahead of us.

Two K later…. And yes Lions….. eating !

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First we saw were these two males enjoying breakfast

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A bit to the right we saw two ladies

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We watched them for some time and one of the lionesses came close to our car. Time for shot…


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A last view on the big boys

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Great idea to go shopping in Phalaborwa , 2 great encounters within 2 K

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