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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: 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: African Wild Dogs, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Former Member ·
To me, those animal seem otherworldly. They are not so much similar to domestic dogs as of a world of their own. They appear to be very tough. Here's to hoping that they continue to rock our world.
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Re: African Wild Dogs, Chobe National Park, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
Like wolves and coyotes, they need to be tough to survive. But when you watch them, they really seem much like domesticated dogs.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 14, 2014: Bats, Botswana

PortMoresby ·
It makes me wonder if I could relax sufficiently to sleep while hanging on with my toes. Or what would happen if I did. Fascinating.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 14, 2014: Bats, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: It makes me wonder if I could relax sufficiently to sleep while hanging on with my toes. Or what would happen if I did. Fascinating. I do not recommend you try this, PM. Bats have a reflex that let's them hang on while sleeping. Our poor stubby human toes don't come with this capability.
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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, Dec. 2, 2013: Baboons, Chobe National Park, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
   We encountered large troops of baboons while on safari in Africa, nowhere more so than in Chobe National Park.  There were large numbers of lions in Chobe and the baboons on the whole were nervous and on edge, very alert to the...
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 2, 2015: Warthog

DrFumblefinger ·
    Not every creature you see on safari has the distinction of being one of the ugliest animals in Africa.  But the warthog is part of that fraternity, known as the "Ugly Five", which also includes the hyena, vulture, wildebeest and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. May 29, 2014: Greater Kudo, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
    Everyone remembers the giraffes, lions and elephants they see, but on our last safari in southern Africa the kudos also left quite an impression.   I was especially fond of my photo of the bull kudo highlighted above.  A large...
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African Wild Dogs, Chobe National Park, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the rarest animals I've ever encountered in nature is the African Wild Dog.  While on safari in Chobe National Park our guide took us to a pack of them living near the park boundary and we spent a half hour quietly studying them....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 28, 2013: Water Lilies, Okavango Delta, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Okavango Delta is an oasis in the Kalahari desert.  Its waters sustain all life in the region, from animals, to fish, to a broad assortment of plants and insects.  We were on a boat ride at dusk enjoying the cool evening air of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 26, 2013: Aerial view of the Okavango Delta, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
 Surrounded by the brown sands of the Kalahari Desert is a large oasis of green and blue, the Okavango Delta.  An inland delta with no outlet, its waters sustain all life here, including large numbers of fish, birds and mammals. When...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 13, 2014: Sunset over Hippo pool, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
The sun was settling on the horizon after our first evening game drive in Botswana's Okavango Delta.  It had been a great evening, with hundreds of animals spotted (and photographed)!  Our guide knew exactly where to take us to enjoy the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 14, 2014: Bats, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
  There's something both fascinating and oddly repulsive about bats.  Mostly we never see or hear them, except perhaps at dusk when they fly into the night to feed on insects and other things.  They are champions at pest control and...
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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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African Elephants

DrFumblefinger ·
A look at an amazing species, African elephants.
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Re: African Elephants

Travel Rob ·
A fascinating look! I've never seen them in the wild and hope I can change that in the next few years.
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Re: African Elephants

Marilyn Jones ·
Elephants are my favorite!! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos!!"
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