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01-25-2017, 06:45 AM   #5041
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The moral of the story- Don't take photos of birds building nests .
Waterbuck from Pilansberg
no guilt trips please

don't take photos if your actions will disturb but otherwise, snap away

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Cormorant, just barely afloat the way they swim. AF latched on his tail and the bubbles, unfortunately.
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we found this unique Cape Buffalo on our way down from our lodge located on an elevated hill to the plains of the Serengeti National Park In Tanzania

Our guide said that it most likely survived an attack by lions but he couldn't say if the tail was removed at the time or if its loss was due to an injury received in the incident. It is obvious that the incident was not recent.
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What?? First death, and now injury! And you say no guilt trips!
Camouflage failure


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A heron fishing - this time he missed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
What?? First death, and now injury! And you say no guilt trips!
Camouflage failure
nature is cruel

and we are only suppose to observe, not interact

These guys wait until the target can't move, I bet their "failure" rate is zero
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Another of that Giraffe licking some rock


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Another tri-color heron.
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a captive multicolored bird from the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield Missouri a Pea Cock I think but I have never seen one with all the white feathers???

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Rhino, for which Pilansberg is rightly famous
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
Rhino, for which Pilansberg is rightly famous
all of your Rhino photos (which are great by the way) are of the White (Wide) Rhinos correct or do you have some of the Black Rhino types

we only saw Black Rhinos in Tanzania
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Correct. Have not seen a Black Rhino In Kruger Park yet. Seen it in Pilansberg and Addo.
This one from Pilansberg
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from my limited knowledge the difference between them is basically the shape of the mouth, one is designed for browsing (the Black) and the other designed for chomping/grazing (the White) and thus what they feed on. the Black eats foliage off of low bushes and trees and grass while the White eats grasses.

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In fact, from my research, the White is a mistranslation of the foreign word which should have been translated as "wide".

The other difference we were told and I cannot remember what species does what, is that one species the young precede the adult when fleeing and the other the young trail the adult.

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here is a cropped photo of the mother cheetah and cub we found in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Thompson's gazelle they are feeding on would be on the lower right of the photo if uncropped. You can really see how the long grey/black guard hairs on the cub would enable it to disappear if it crouched down and remained still.

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my wife, Judy, grabbed this shot of the adult giraffe feeding, the adolescent looking at us and the impala ignoring everything at the Lake Manyara National Park
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I think there's been enough time gap that I can start posting images of birds from Florida. Have many, many images of egrets and herons from several Florida "hot spots."
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
from my limited knowledge the difference between them is basically the shape of the mouth, one is designed for browsing (the Black) and the other designed for chomping/grazing (the White) and thus what they feed on. the Black eats foliage off of low bushes and trees and grass while the White eats grasses.

What do rhinos eat? | Reference.com

In fact, from my research, the White is a mistranslation of the foreign word which should have been translated as "wide".

The other difference we were told and I cannot remember what species does what, is that one species the young precede the adult when fleeing and the other the young trail the adult.
Correct- The word white is thought to be a mispronounciation of the Afrikaans word "wyd (wide) instead of the wit as in Whit, but pronounced with a v (meaning white).and easy enough to go from Wit to White. And the White Rhino calf always in front of Mom, and the Black Rhino it is the other way round. Other differences are size, with the black being smaller, and the Black Rhino is much much more aggressive than the White; I was hectically nervous at the Black Rhino sighting in Addo as it kept lowering its head as if to charge without taking its eyes of me. I have had a White Rhino right next to my car in Pilansberg, I could hear it breath. I had parked under a tree for some lunch, and while munching away, next thing you know a White Rhino came out of the bush next to me. I could have grabbed it by the ear. Once if got a sniff of me, it bolted! Guess my odor is more powerful than I am prepared to admit

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I think there's been enough time gap that I can start posting images of birds from Florida. Have many, many images of egrets and herons from several Florida "hot spots."
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