"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Posted on January 27, 2018 by Sioux under General
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I was offered  joyride to the Pilansberg with a friend of mine, who is also a fab photographer. He had a client who had a day trip booked, and asked if I wanted to go long for the ride. Really? He had to ask? I arrived at his home at 4am and we hit the road, collecting his client long the way. A few firsts for me that day – I hadn’t ever seen a monitor lizard in the wild, and this fella gave us some fab photo opportunities! And there were more to come.

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         Until that day, I had yet to see Wild Dog in the wild,

and today was treated to 2 of them having a drink.

 

They were very skittish and both had very full bellies,

so must have eaten not long before.

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Another 1st for me – a  Diedericks cuckoo!

A fabulous day out, with yet more hints & tips being handed out, and new things learned about my camera.

 

I always come away from a trip with him having gained additional skills and some great images into the bargain!

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Something none of us noticed at the time, but this female croc has one of her brood in her mouth!

This Black eyed bulbul had a lot to say to a Giant Kingfisher that settled onto the roof beams inside the hide we were sitting in!

 

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One response to “Home again part 7 – day tripping & joyriding”

  1. Cheryl Wilkinson says:

    Lovely pics!

    You are so lucky to have seen all this in 1 trip!

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