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Two weeks ago I spent some time in the African bush. The area is about 200km north of Johannesburg, called the Waterberg area. Typical bushveld as we call it. Note the game in the thick bush and imagine stalking close to get a shot! In some cases game are in the open veldt with 200yds shots possible.
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Those are great pictures, thanks for sharing.
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Thanks Wouter.... Very nice pics. (now I have to deal with envy issues again)
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Gosh, thats so cool! You rock, 8!
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Beautiful, Wouter.  I hope to make it over there in the near future. 
 
Where are the tiger pictures??? 
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Beautiful, Wouter.  I hope to make it over there in the near future. 
 
Where are the tiger pictures??? 
Tigers are in Asia not Africa. You been spppiiiinnnnnniiiinnnggg. to much. Bucky
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Wouter,
 
What is the "deer" with horns that make the forward shaped "c"? It is between what looks like Dink Dink and the Zebra.  It has sorta like an Orx's horns but pointed in the wrong directions.  
 
What "flavor" wildebeast is that?
Also I'm trying to figure out what is to the right of the warthog past the tree.  It is just a small deer far away or something standing on its legs?
 
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 I think that is a waterbuck, Silver.
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Waterbuck.  Beautiful animal,  bad stink!!   Shocked    
 
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Amazing pics, thanks for sharing them. "I now hate you Roll Eyes but I'll get over it" j/k  I'll make it there some day. If they build a bridge there, I'll drive. http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=1864&id=100000207512796
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Very nice wouter! Those are some cool pictures! 
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Yes a waterbuck. Ed the African American knows his stuff!!!
 
A waterbuck has glands that exude an oily secretion to make its coat water resistant. This smells a bit and gives a rancid taste to anything it comes in contact with. So when skinning such an animal extreme care must be taken to keep hands, skin and hair AWAY from the meat.
It is quite a large antelope.
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Silver, the Dink dink are actually female impala or impala ewes.
 
The wildebeest are blue wildebeest (as opposed to the smaller and blacker black wildebeest.)
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Also I'm trying to figure out what is to the right of the warthog past the tree.  It is just a small deer far away or something standing on its legs?
 
 
Silver, well spotted. That is of all things a black backed jackal. The tree is a wild fig tree, which was dropping fruit. Underneath a lot of animals had gathered, mainly warthog. Unbelievably two jackal were scrounching around.
 
Here is another pic.....look to the right of the warthog and you will see the jackal.
 
Imagine pitching a tent under that tree!!!!!!!
 


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Amazing wildlife you have over there Wouter. Absolutely amazing, and beautiful.
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Awesome pics!  Call me crazy but I love the tortus the best!  ExcellentExcellentExcellent 
I really wish I could get over there some day...
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

Also I'm trying to figure out what is to the right of the warthog past the tree.  It is just a small deer far away or something standing on its legs?
 
 
Silver, well spotted. That is of all things a black backed jackal. The tree is a wild fig tree, which was dropping fruit. Underneath a lot of animals had gathered, mainly warthog. Unbelievably two jackal were scrounching around.
 
Here is another pic.....look to the right of the warthog and you will see the jackal.
 
Imagine pitching a tent under that tree!!!!!!!
 
 
CHECK OUT THE TRUNK ON THAT FIG TREE!
 
 It looks like the home tree for the blue critters in the movie 'Avatar'!
 I wonder how old that tree is?
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nice i love to get over someday. my luck tho a lion would eat my a$$.
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As usual, great pics.
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Great pics and thanks as always, Wouter.

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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

 
 
CHECK OUT THE TRUNK ON THAT FIG TREE!
 
 It looks like the home tree for the blue critters in the movie 'Avatar'!
 I wonder how old that tree is?
What you have is a small grove of trees that have grown together.  Dad's Farm had a state record silver maple and that is that had happened.
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