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Something up a tree in Botswana? GAPS

 
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Aug 19, 2017 17:13 |  #1

How we saw it?

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Magic happens in Africa.

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Taken on the shores of the Okavango Khwai.

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Aug 20, 2017 08:13 |  #2

What does "GAPS" mean? I must have missed the memo.




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Aug 20, 2017 11:42 |  #3

Our first trip 10 years ago was the "Great African Potn Safari".
It's been used a lot since.. makes searching for fellow threads easy.


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Aug 20, 2017 12:03 |  #4

He sure knows how to blend in! Amazing you spotted him at all, Jake. Great series.


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Aug 20, 2017 14:39 |  #5

whoa! great spot. great shots.


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Aug 20, 2017 16:09 |  #6

Nice shots, thanks for sharing and looking forward to many more posts of your trip.


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Aug 20, 2017 18:57 |  #7

Great find, great set


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Sep 03, 2017 10:47 |  #8

Beautiful!


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Sep 08, 2017 13:09 |  #9

Thank you for your comments.
Yes, it was amazing to even see him! and then so obliging s to come down from his perch.


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Sep 08, 2017 13:28 as a reply to CyberDyneSystems's post |  #10

Amazing shots! How long did you have to wait for him to come down? How did you even know he was hiding behind the leaves?




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Sep 08, 2017 16:36 |  #11

I think we timed it pretty magically, it was approaching sunset, we were getting ready to head back to the camp,.. had about a 30 minute drive ahead of us and would take it slow, and I guess that was about the same time the leopard decided it was time to come down for a drink/hunt.. who knows. So we there looking at leaves for maybe 10 15 minutes? It was so hard to see him at that point that even after seeing him once, and knowing he was there, if you took your eyes off him, you'd lose him and have to start looking again.

I doubt I would have seen him with just the 400mm, it was only with the 500mm with 1.4x t-con (700mm) that I actually could make him out.


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