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Re: On Safari, Panna Tiger Reserve, India

Marilyn Jones ·
I too went on a tiger safari in India. What a thrill to see one of these magnificent cats. Your photos are excellent!
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Re: On Safari, Panna Tiger Reserve, India

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Marilyn. Tigers sure are magnificent any place you see them. But to watch them hunt was a very special experience.
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Re: On Safari in Africa -- wildlife gallery

PortMoresby ·
I love the elephants and the Odd Couple on the far right going off to who-knows-where.
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Re: On Safari in Africa -- wildlife gallery

GarryRF ·
Great photo's DrF. !! How close to the animals do you get ? Did you need plenty of zoom on the camera ? Me and the family always had health problems while I'm in Africa. Were you OK ?
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Re: On Safari in Africa -- wildlife gallery

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for your comments PortMoresby and GarryRF!. Yes, we got quite close to the animals Garry, although you definitely need to have a telephoto lens and best to have a camera with a quick shutter speed. I used my digital SLR on these and shot photos in bursts of 5-6, picking out the one I like best. You need to be very careful about where you eat in Africa, maybe more so than in most places. But we traveled with a quality safari outfit (And Beyond), which not only prepared great meals,...
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Re: Return to Etosha, Pt. 2

DrFumblefinger ·
Another great adventure with some terrific animal photography! Thanks very much for these, Professor.
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Re: Exploring Namibia – Part 2

George G. ·
A colorful and very captivating travel story. Everything from land formations, cuisine, architecture, and wildlife. It wasn't lost on me while engaged in your story on the remoteness of your explorations. Disaster could have befallen you anywhere and no cell towers, but you explained how you were well prepared and took great precautions. Very well written and photographed. Did you have many photos of the local people and their native architecture after colonialism?
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Re: Exploring Namibia – Part 2

Professorabe ·
Thank you very much for your comment, George. There certainly were times - after we had not encountered another vehicle or a building for ages - when our thoughts turned to what might happen if our car suddenly broke down. We found the local people very cheerful and most helpful. With older people the conversations inevitably turned to the bad old days of apartheid. Some of the stories were very disturbing indeed. As to modern buildings, we did not find much beyond the usual 'shopping mall'...
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Re: Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
You had an amazing experience here, Professor. Wish I'd skipped a return trip to Yala NP park and come to Udawalawe.
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Re: Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

George G. ·
Fantastic bird photography Professor and those crocodiles look like they aren't missing any meals lately. If I compute correctly, 1000 rupees is equivalent to $6.43 or 4.66 British pounds. Seems the Sri Lanka currency has weakened quite a bit since 2014, so maybe a good time to get a value vacation there.
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Re: Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

Professorabe ·
Sorry about the delay in responding - I have been on an Indian train for what seems like eternity! Yes, George, Sri Lanka is a good-value destination and it is changing fast. So now is a good time to go. As to Udawalawe vs. Yala, we prefer the former. Yala seems to be the one which everyone knows about, but we were a bit disappointed when we went (admittedly a long time ago).
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 26, 2015: Breakfast on the Okavango Delta

Mac ·
What an excellent trip to have taken! Another unforgettable experience to add to your collection. Breakfast looks good too :-)
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 26, 2015: Breakfast on the Okavango Delta

DrFumblefinger ·
Breakfast was great, Mac, but you can't beat the view! Fortunately no large carnivores found us while we were enjoying this break.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 26, 2015: Breakfast on the Okavango Delta

Pam Petersen ·
Ahhh...now I am hungry....Thanks, as always, for sharing Dr.Anders. It makes my day even more "ducky"! Miss you!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 26, 2015: Breakfast on the Okavango Delta

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Pam Petersen: Ahhh...now I am hungry....Thanks, as always, for sharing Dr.Anders. It makes my day even more "ducky"! Miss you! So nice to hear from you, "Ducky"! It was a special trip. You likely recognize the Oscar in one of the photos, digging in. Miss you and the gang in Spokane as well, but life in Calgary is nice and the nearby Rockies incredible!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 26, 2015: Breakfast on the Okavango Delta

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: Originally Posted by Pam Petersen: Ahhh...now I am hungry....Thanks, as always, for sharing Dr.Anders. It makes my day even more "ducky"! Miss you! So nice to hear from you, "Ducky"(our fond nickname for Pam)! It was a special trip. You likely recognize Oscar in one of the photos, digging in. Miss you and the gang in Spokane as well, but life in Calgary is nice and the nearby Rockies incredible!
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Re: An African safari is a fun family affair!

Professorabe ·
I wouldn't try the 'hand feeding elephants' bit - you might not survive the experience. I am serious!
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Re: Kruger National Park - South Africa. Pt 2

DrFumblefinger ·
Some great pictures in this batch again, David. Nicely done! I've two particular favorites in this lot, the leopard for its spectacular beauty, and the one of the hyenas -- a brutal portrait of nature.
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Re: Kruger National Park - South Africa. Pt 2

Travel Rob ·
I'm amazed you were able to see let alone photograph all those Wild Animals! The photos are really incredible.
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Re: Kruger National Park - South Africa. Pt 2

Mytraveledroad ·
OMG the pics of wildlife look so amazing. This is somewhere I have added to my bucket list of places to visit.
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Re: Kruger National Park - South Africa. Pt 2

GarryRF ·
Mytraveledroad. You'll need strong nerves to get this close to the animals !
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Re: Kruger National Park - South Africa. Pt 2

DrFumblefinger ·
I would not want to approach a bull elephant in my car, but having done several safaris, the animals all but ignore you in the Range Rover vehicles. Apparently they only see a box on wheels. They do not have the ability to discriminate what's inside the box. But if you step out of the vehicle onto the ground, they will become aware of you and you now are on today's menu. The best travel experiences of my life were the days I've been on safari. It's not cheap, but is most memorable. So...
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 11). On safari in Yala Park, with a stop in Kirinda

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, TravelandNature! And how about that Junglefowl. Looks like a fancy chicken but apparently a wild species.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 26, 2015: Breakfast on the Okavango Delta

DrFumblefinger ·
  Wildlife safaris are generally conducted at dawn and dusk, when animals are most active and your chance of seeing them is optimized.  During the heat of day most animals go into the bush and rest.    (scrambled eggs anyone?)...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 14, 2015: Canada’s original safari – African Lion Safari in Hamilton Ontario

Dr.Y ·
    Southwest of Toronto, about one and half hours of driving, Canada’s original safari – African Lion Safari -- is situated near the city of Hamilton, Ontario.  The 20 hectare wild life park has a slogan of,...
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Five outdoor activities to enjoy in Rajasthan

Pratap Singh ·
The monotonous routine life is full of boredom and stress. Outdoor adventurous activities are ultimate stress busters and fill your life with fun and excitement. Just slather your skin with a suntan and enjoy the out life under the open sky and sun. Rajasthan is a popular outdoor activity destination, and the major attractions are hot air balloon rides, paragliding, water sports, desert and camel safari. A few favorite destinations are: Desert safari at the Thar Desert The sand dunes in...
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6 Reasons Kayaking Must Be In Your Bucket List

Ryan Holman ·
You must be having your bucket list consisting of one or the other adventure you want to do in life. Be it scuba diving or bungee jumping; one should try something that gives a thrilling experience. However, there are few people for whom safety comes first. Kayaking is something that’s meant for them. It is one of the most exciting and amazing adventures of all time. Kayaking is a dazzling experience especially when you get extraordinary sights and views altogether. The kayaking at Los...
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September 11, 2017: Wild Elephants at Periyar Tiger Reserve

Professorabe ·
A last minute encounter with a group of elephants turned an otherwise disappointing afternoon on safari into a cherished memory.
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On Safari, Panna Tiger Reserve, India

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger goes on a safari in India, his quest to spot the elusive tiger. Mission accomplished!
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The Remarkable Okavango Delta: Xudum Delta Lodge

DrFumblefinger ·
(The lush green Okavango Delta viewed from a plane) After 2 years of planning, dozens of hours of traveling (literally to the other side of the world), the four of us were finally there.  Our small Safari Air plane was taking your humble...
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The Best of the Okavango Delta: Sandibe Lodge

DrFumblefinger ·
( Female leopard resting on a shaded branch) The three days we spent at Sandibe are among the most memorable travel days I’ve ever experienced!   In my prior  post  I’ve discussed an overview of the  Okavango Delta...
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Chobe National Park: “In Chobe We Trust”

DrFumblefinger ·
Having completed five great days on safari in the Okavango Delta, we caught a tiny bush plane (Safari Air) on an almost non-existent sand strip and spent two hours flying to Kasane, a small town in northern Botswana near the entrance...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 3) Lake Manyara National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lake Manyara, viewed from the Serena Lodge, Tanzania) The last safari destination we visited in Tanzania was Lake Manyara National Park.  We left our camp after breakfast and drove the Ngorongoro Crater Rim Drive through...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 1) Serengeti National Park. “The place where the land moves on forever”

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lioness, Serengeti National Park) It takes a l-o-o-o-ong time to fly from the western USA to Tanzania, at the limits of my travel endurance really.  But I’m about to head out on one of my greatest adventures, a week’s wilderness...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 2) A visit to "Noah's Ark", the Ngorongoro Crater

DrFumblefinger ·
(Wildebeest on a misty morning, from the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania) In all my travels, visiting the Ngorongoro Crater remains one of my most precious experiences.  The setting of this collapsed volcanic crater, its many...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 16, 2013: Flamingos, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

DrFumblefinger ·
This photo was taken just at the crack of dawn in Serengeti National Park.  We were already on safari, looking for wildlife, when we came upon this soda (alkaline) lake.  A group of flamingos was slowing wading through the water looking for...
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Kruger National Park - South Africa. Pt 2

GarryRF ·
This Saturday we have the last of our photos, hot off the press, from Kruger National Park.   Any comments to the young photographer who took them are welcome. Hope you enjoy them !  
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Exploring Namibia – Part 1

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe takes us on the beginning of a great safari adventure in Namibia, through some dramatic desert scenery.
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Exploring Namibia – Part 2

Professorabe ·
Part 2 of Professor Abe's 3 part series through the fascinating desert landscapes and old German towns in Namibia.
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Exploring Namibia – Part 3

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe concludes his series on visiting Namibia with safaris in Etosha National Park. Be sure to check out some of these wonderful wildlife scenes.
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Discovering the pearl of Africa

Ababa Safaris ·
Hello every one, all members in this travel forums, We are giving a chance to all members to discover the best of Uganda in our Eleven days Gorilla trekking safari. Did you know that 1/2 of the remaining Mountain Gorillas live in Uganda? follow us with all questions like how to Book the gorilla safari, when to book the Gorilla permit, what is required for booking the Gorilla permit, your expectations in Your dream safari to Uganda and many more. I wish you a wonderful good week
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Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a wonderful photogallery of wildlife he encountered while on safari in Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 11). On safari in Yala Park, with a stop in Kirinda

DrFumblefinger ·
 Yala is the most visited National Park in Sri Lanka.  It’s remotely situated in the southeast corner of the country, a long day’s drive fromColombo and even from the central Hill Country, and covers almost 1000 square...
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Where Gumbo was #326)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fabulous San Diego Zoo Safari Park. About a half hour's drive north of San Diego, it covers a vaste 1800 acres and offers the opportunity to see hundreds of species of often endangered animals roam freely in their vast enclosures.
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Pleasures of a South African Safari Experience

Emma Marie ·
South Africa delights in its differing qualities: a spot where untamed wildlife meets extravagant pleasure and a 'Rainbow Nation' of many cultures reveal a dazzling mixture of invitations. From a well-placed South African safari and amazing shorelines to shining seaside urban communities and world-class vineyards, South African safaris truly have it all. Traveling to South Africa offers a wealth of safari experiences, from lavish subtropical shoreline timberlands to the fantastic separation...
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An African safari is a fun family affair!

Sophiawilliam ·
You may well have heard that this is a place for honeymooners – or retirees – or the solo adventurer – the guy who thinks he’s the great explorer out on his last adventure. Well, all these things are true and all these kinds of people do enjoy a trip to Africa, but make no mistake - an African safari is a fun family affair! On an Africa Luxury safari tour there really is something for the whole family. From Mom and Dad to the teenage members of the family, to the very young ones, Africa,...
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When to Go for Desert Safari in the Desert of Dubai?

mistyjhones ·
An excellent and exciting way to explore Dubai is a traditional city tour that will take you through Dubai Creek and the traditional areas of the city. While you are the city of in Dubai, you can enjoy an evening drive to the desert for having safari and dune dinner, which is a must-do activity in Dubai. If you choose to go for morning safari Dubai, you can walk on the dunes, view the desert wildlife, ride on desert bikes and practice sandboarding as well. In winter time, you must spend one...
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Minneriya National Park: An Overall Review

Saiyam (Guest) ·
Sri Lanka is a fabulous travel destination, with beautiful beaches, archeologic wonders, and amazing wildlife. A look at the highlights of Minneriya National Park (sponsored content)
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Do you want a better way to see the World? Meet the world’s remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas

Primate Vacations ·
No African Safari is complete without seeing the Mountain Gorillas! There are only 700–880 Mountain gorillas remaining on earth. The majority live in the Virunga Mountains that straddle Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in East Africa. The cost of a Gorilla Trekking permit can cover a wildlife-viewing safari in a top wilderness park in many parts of the world. However, the gorilla trekking experience is completely worth it, it lasts a lifetime. It is the best safari every...
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On Safari in Africa -- wildlife gallery

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm not sure I've ever had a more enjoyable vacation that being on safari in Africa!  There are a number of countries where animal viewing is good, these photos being highlights of some of the larger animals we saw during a week spent in...
 
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