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Feb 29, 2020 11:43 as a reply to  @ post 19018683 |  #1381

And how fast they are. I was a passenger and out of the corner of my eye I saw movement (as you do in Africa) and somehow knew we were on collision course so said stop. The driver said my voice raised several octaves so knew I wasn't kidding. Looking at the shot sequence from bursting out of the bush to disappearing back, having run down the road a little was 10 seconds. Fast and manoeuvrable indeed!


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Feb 29, 2020 13:24 as a reply to  @ Cygnus's post |  #1382

One morning we saw a hippo running towards the river......even though we were a football field away, it was a terrifying site to see something that massive moving that fast. Yikes!


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Feb 29, 2020 13:36 |  #1383

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One morning we saw a hippo running towards the river......even though we were a football field away, it was a terrifying site to see something that massive moving that fast. Yikes!

Ungainly as it is, the hippopotamus is the world's deadliest large land mammal, killing an estimated 500 people per year in Africa. Hippos are aggressive creatures, and they have very sharp teeth. And you would not want to get stuck under one; at up to 2,750kg they can crush a human to death.

But then I think we’ve all heard about this. :eek:




  
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Feb 29, 2020 18:03 |  #1384

I love me these waterbucks. Beautiful animals...


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Mar 01, 2020 14:47 as a reply to  @ i-G12's post |  #1385

I never saw any of those beautiful creatures!


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Mar 01, 2020 15:10 as a reply to  @ Maureen Souza's post |  #1386

You’ll see them in South Africa!




  
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Mar 01, 2020 15:13 as a reply to  @ i-G12's post |  #1387

I saw a few, but there were often pretty well hidden by the undergrowth. I will see if I can find some decent images.




  
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Mar 01, 2020 16:40 |  #1388

Found one of my ostriches....the females are brown & the males are black. I never knew that before Africa. Look how big those feathers are....luckily a gust of wind blew in at the right moment for me to get a quick shot of them.


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Mar 01, 2020 16:42 |  #1389

Superb Starling & a Lilac Breasted Roller


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Mar 01, 2020 16:58 |  #1390

Wow nice and sharp. Great job.




  
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Mar 01, 2020 17:00 |  #1391

JABI as my South African guide described them....Just Another Bloody Impala

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Mar 01, 2020 23:41 as a reply to  @ Cygnus's post |  #1392

I always felt sorry for the Impalas, as almost everything else was trying to catch and eat them.




  
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Mar 02, 2020 07:18 as a reply to  @ Honey Monster's post |  #1393

Indeed - the very definition of "fast food"...


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Mar 02, 2020 08:28 |  #1394

On my last trip we saw quite a few of these "rollers" but they always seemed to be all puffed up and I didn't like the images I got so i didn't use any of them.

Back in 2013 I took this one which I liked so here it is...they are beautiful little suckers ---


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Mar 02, 2020 11:56 as a reply to  @ i-G12's post |  #1395

Yes, they are everywhere in Kenya. It is their National Bird. I regret I didn’t get any shots of the Bee Eater.

Lovely!


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