Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-10-2015, 01:31 PM   #1621
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South Africa-Johannesburg
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 37,256
2 of the Big 5


02-10-2015, 01:41 PM   #1622
Insanely humble
Loyal Site Supporter
savoche's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lowlands of Norway
Posts: 17,472
QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
2 of the Big 5
I'd love to see one with all 5!

02-10-2015, 01:51 PM   #1623
Insanely humble
Loyal Site Supporter
savoche's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lowlands of Norway
Posts: 17,472
Here's another combination of 2 out of 5. A bit soft and noisy as the light was failing quickly - taken at ISO 12800.

02-10-2015, 01:59 PM   #1624
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 49,308
Water buffalo calf


Last edited by WPRESTO; 03-24-2015 at 12:17 PM.
02-10-2015, 03:45 PM   #1625
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 627
I'm very jealous of all of the photos from Africa! I guess it is time to start planning a vacation.

Last edited by tmlawes; 07-06-2016 at 10:05 AM.
02-11-2015, 12:08 AM   #1626
Insanely humble
Loyal Site Supporter
savoche's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lowlands of Norway
Posts: 17,472
QuoteOriginally posted by tmlawes Quote
I'm very jealous of all of the photos from Africa! I guess it is time to start planning a vacation.
Definitely about time

Of course, Noel is favorably located for getting these pictures all year round. Most of us aren't that lucky. Not that I'm complaining, though - I'm immensely privileged in being able to visit that magnificent continent every now and then.
02-11-2015, 12:16 AM   #1627
Insanely humble
Loyal Site Supporter
savoche's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lowlands of Norway
Posts: 17,472
One more of the big five. We encountered these guys on our morning walk, they woke up as we sat nearby behind a fallen tree.




02-11-2015, 12:40 AM   #1628
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South Africa-Johannesburg
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 37,256
QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
I'd love to see one with all 5!
The most has been 4 (rhino, Ele, Lion and leopard- which was posted on a thread for that very purpose-how many of the big 5 in one photo-on Sanparks Forums. www. sanparks.org/forums) You'll be the photographer of the century if you are that lucky.

QuoteOriginally posted by tmlawes Quote
I'm very jealous of all of the photos from Africa! I guess it is time to start planning a vacation.
Be careful, very careful You'll get bitten, which Savoche can testify about, and WPRESTO is yet to confess-by the Africa Bug- come once and you want to come again and again. And again. But well worth the suffering. You'll never be the same. If you are serious- I'd recommend the Kruger National Park any time. the website given is very helpful. And if you are afraid of catching Malaria- there is the Pilansberg National Park-Malaria free zone, and where you can see not only the big 5, and African Wild Dogs, but also animals endemic to the arid west. Such as Springbok and Gemsbok. Smaller than the Kruger Park, but well worth spending a few days there.

QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
One more of the big five. We encountered these guys on our morning walk, they woke up as we sat nearby behind a fallen tree.
Lucky fish!

I'm getting you back with this one
02-11-2015, 02:19 AM   #1629
Insanely humble
Loyal Site Supporter
savoche's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lowlands of Norway
Posts: 17,472
Ah, wild dogs... I have been to Mana Pools, South Luangwa, and Okavango, the three places with highest likelihood of seeing them, but no luck Kruger is still on my list, though

QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
The most has been 4 (rhino, Ele, Lion and leopard- which was posted on a thread for that very purpose-how many of the big 5 in one photo-on Sanparks Forums. www. sanparks.org/forums) You'll be the photographer of the century if you are that lucky.
I've just set myself a new goal

QuoteQuote:
Be careful, very careful You'll get bitten, which Savoche can testify about, and WPRESTO is yet to confess-by the Africa Bug- come once and you want to come again and again. And again. But well worth the suffering. You'll never be the same.
Yes, the Bug. There ain't no cure, there ain't no cure... - you just have to get another fix. And then another. My subscription to Travel Africa Magazine doesn't help

QuoteQuote:
I'd recommend the Kruger National Park any time. the website given is very helpful. And if you are afraid of catching Malaria- there is the Pilansberg National Park-Malaria free zone, and where you can see not only the big 5, and African Wild Dogs, but also animals endemic to the arid west. Such as Springbok and Gemsbok. Smaller than the Kruger Park, but well worth spending a few days there.
Seconded! South Africa is very well organised, very easy to travel around in - and is populated by friendly and helpful people Another excellent destination for a malaria free safari is Etosha in Namibia. Like the South African parks it's very well suited for self drives as well.

From our visit in Etosha a few years back.
02-11-2015, 03:34 AM   #1630
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South Africa-Johannesburg
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 37,256
QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Ah, wild dogs... I have been to Mana Pools, South Luangwa, and Okavango, the three places with highest likelihood of seeing them, but no luck Kruger is still on my list, though
Best place to see them-on my recent visit, there in Oct-Nov- a pack (the Skukuza Pack) was moving around Skukuza, and I got to see them 3 days. Nice shot of that lion and the jackal-you'r just bragging.
Tit for Tat
02-11-2015, 05:34 AM   #1631
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 49,308
QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
The most has been 4 (rhino, Ele, Lion and leopard- which was posted on a thread for that very purpose-how many of the big 5 in one photo-on Sanparks Forums. www. sanparks.org/forums) You'll be the photographer of the century if you are that lucky.


Be careful, very careful You'll get bitten, which Savoche can testify about, and WPRESTO is yet to confess-by the Africa Bug- c
The Africa bug is walking on my back, but hasn't sunk his proboscis deep as yet. Other places on our agenda, one coming in April (southern California: Anza Borrego & Joshua Tree primarily - hoping recent rain following historic drought will bring out the flowers) another in June (Iceland), which may fill our major travel for 2015, but you never know. There are other places on our "hoping" list (Spain, Scandinavia, some parts of France), but there are also the parts of Africa we did not visit, prominently South Africa, but also Madagascar, which for evolutionary biologists is a wonderland second only the the Galapagos.
02-11-2015, 06:35 AM   #1632
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 49,308
Big five? The only one that counts is numero uno!

Last edited by WPRESTO; 03-24-2015 at 12:17 PM.
02-11-2015, 07:07 AM   #1633
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South Africa-Johannesburg
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 37,256
Huh- He does have hopes - Wait till a herd of these fellows come marching by then we'll know who is numero uno. This one from Pilansberg.
02-11-2015, 07:11 AM   #1634
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 49,308
Not many of those in my neighborhood.

Last edited by WPRESTO; 03-24-2015 at 12:17 PM.
02-11-2015, 11:48 AM   #1635
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South Africa-Johannesburg
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 37,256
This one I think should be in his neighborhood
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
american, aug, bird, bowers, competition, crop, darter, dslr, fence, flickr, gull, heron, nest, noel, pm, poles, post, posts, ramseybuckeye, ravens, road, saddle, snow, sparrow, species, sunbird, time, water, weaver, woodpeckers
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Some wildlife Heinrich Lohmann Post Your Photos! 13 05-30-2010 06:27 PM
wildlife houstonmacgregor Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 14 09-09-2009 08:39 PM
Wildlife Jimbo Post Your Photos! 20 07-26-2009 10:52 AM
wildlife pauk Post Your Photos! 8 04-27-2009 07:04 PM
wildlife Syb Monthly Photo Contests 0 12-08-2007 03:28 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:50 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top