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Gerhard 01-06-2019 12:18 AM

Hunting with a CANON in Africa (Live)
 
With the summer temperatures averaging 95-100F I took a few days off to visit the Kruger National Park until next week Friday.

The last two days had a bunch of highlights but I edited just a few last night after a long day out of exploring the Southern Part of Kruger.





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Gerhard 01-06-2019 12:27 AM

Massive old Cape Buffalo Bull (Dagha Boy)

Will share some video later

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Beautiful Kudu bull (Grey Ghost)

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Lapped Faced Vulture, other species of vultures wait for these big boys to come open the think hides of animals such as elephant or buffalo with those strong beaks.

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We had a quick glance at Mrs Spots in the thick stuff
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Plenty of Dwarf Mongoose around but you need to be on top of your game to get photos of them, they are pocket rockets...

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If you are considering coming over to hunt with us please consider taking a few days extra after the hunt to relax and explore Kruger with us... its worth the time and money....


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txoutdoorsman24 01-06-2019 02:30 AM

Fantastic pics sir. That Dagha Boy is hella nice.

AntlerCollector 01-06-2019 07:34 AM

Great pics

Johnny Dangerr 01-06-2019 07:45 AM

I want a Mongoose...........

cva34 01-06-2019 08:00 AM

THX that Bull is a Beautiful Big Boy...what a pic

bps3040 01-06-2019 09:49 AM

Nice! Thanks for sharing

twobittxn 01-06-2019 09:52 AM

We will be diving in Punta Du Oro Mozambique in late August this year. We have talked about making a trip up to Kruger on a day off.

Gerhard 01-06-2019 01:14 PM

Took it a bit lazy today and only did a afternoon drive and it didnít disappoint...

Lion Female, the pride were sleeping behind her...
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Cape Buffalo bull giving me the look...

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Baboon taking it easy on a Sunday afternoon

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Baby Baboon

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Baby Vervet Monkey
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Heath 01-06-2019 01:16 PM

These are fantastic. Please keep them coming!

Gerhard 01-06-2019 01:48 PM

Hunting with a CANON in Africa (Live)
 
Video of the drive this afternoon

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mikemorvan 01-06-2019 02:13 PM

Pure greatness. What kind of lenses and distances on these shots are we talking about?

Just great.

Gerhard 01-06-2019 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikemorvan (Post 13906373)
Pure greatness. What kind of lenses and distances on these shots are we talking about?

Just great.



I use a 70-200 f2,8 Canon lens with x2 extender.

Distances varies between 30-70m from the animals photos were taken off.


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bsills 01-06-2019 02:15 PM

Those are great, thanks for sharing

mikemorvan 01-06-2019 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gerhard (Post 13906377)
I use a 70-200 f2,8 Canon lens with x2 extender.

Distances varies between 30-70m from the animals photos were taken off.


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Nice. Awesome work man.

Puncher51 01-06-2019 09:00 PM

Beautiful photos!!

Gerhard 01-06-2019 10:44 PM

This morning we will be entering the Park at Crocodile Bridge and head north our goal is to reach Tsokwane pick nick spot where we will have lunch ... (Venison and Buffalo Pies).
We will swing south stopping at Lion Pan for a bit and work our way back to exit the Park at around 18:00 this evening...


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Gerhard 01-07-2019 01:55 AM

Spot for breakfast and coffee..

Had two hippo chased each other into the water,

Nile crocodiles catching tilapia

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be12hunt 01-07-2019 05:14 AM

Thanks for sharing, those are incredible

duckman49 01-07-2019 05:34 AM

Great Pics!

Gerhard 01-07-2019 12:14 PM

A dominant hippo bull charges back into the water after a younger bull that just entered the water before him.

A 2 ton animal is deceptively fast on its feet and can get extremely grumpy

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Cooper 01-07-2019 01:50 PM

Beautiful pics!!!

lanceodom 01-07-2019 02:05 PM

I can look at those pics all day long. So interesting. Thanks for sharing!!

sling shot 01-07-2019 02:09 PM

Awesome pics

Thanks for sharing.

Gerhard 01-07-2019 11:11 PM

Saw black backed jackal 3 times yesterday, for the park its not often you see them as they are skittish due to the bigger predators around.

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Later afternoon saw the last one and I played with the background on Lightroom to get a different effect

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EZ-10RANCH 01-07-2019 11:28 PM

Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing and keep them coming.

AMK 01-07-2019 11:32 PM

Sweet pictures!

Lawhunter 01-07-2019 11:37 PM

Awesome pictures

Mexico 01-07-2019 11:40 PM

Wow! Some of the best pictures I've seen on TBH!

GoneSouth 01-07-2019 11:41 PM

That second buffalo looks like he has a hole in his gut

Gerhard 01-08-2019 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Regular7 (Post 13910549)
That second buffalo looks like he has a hole in his gut


I saw the mark on him as well...



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RifleBowPistol 01-08-2019 12:36 AM

Those are some great pictures. Thanks for posting them.

Gerhard 01-08-2019 01:02 AM

Nile Crocodiles will catch fish for the majority of their lifeís.

Yesterday morning we had the opportunity to see them hunt tilapia in the shallows...

Both these crocodiles were well over 8ft in length

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You donít often find big warthogs in Kruger as they along with the Impala are species readily prayed on by the big carnivores...

This one sure must have some stories to tell about narrow escapes...

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Schubert6689 01-08-2019 06:14 AM

Great pictures

danceswithbucks 01-08-2019 10:20 AM

Jealous, real nice camera work

Gerhard 01-08-2019 12:08 PM

Hunting with a CANON in Africa (Live)
 
Took it a bit easier today.

Only did an afternoon drive and just got back after sun set.

Lit the fire for some blesbuck on the coals tonight and a thunderstorm rolled in.

Going to be a challenge getting coals ready this evening...[emoji85]

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Rwc 01-08-2019 12:18 PM

Simply amazing photos.

Appreciate you taking the time to share them with us.

Rwc

TKRanch 01-08-2019 07:13 PM

Great photos! It has been 5 years since I was there and you pics bring it all back! Thanks!

Gerhard 01-08-2019 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by TKRanch (Post 13912434)
Great photos! It has been 5 years since I was there and you pics bring it all back! Thanks!


Glad you are enjoying the photos.

Will be on the road shortly to go and see what is happening in the Park after last nightís thunder storm



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chongo 01-09-2019 11:26 AM

Amazing shots! Thank you for sharing!

I've got the 70-200 2.8 on my wish list and planning a 2x as well. Would you mind sharing some of the settings for these shots? I've heard the sharpness tends to fall off at the upper end on this lens with the 2x but I don't see any loss in your photos. Truly great shots.

Gerhard 01-09-2019 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chongo (Post 13913953)
Amazing shots! Thank you for sharing!

I've got the 70-200 2.8 on my wish list and planning a 2x as well. Would you mind sharing some of the settings for these shots? I've heard the sharpness tends to fall off at the upper end on this lens with the 2x but I don't see any loss in your photos. Truly great shots.



With the 2.8 I dont have any issues with loss of sharpness in general, but I have had issues on longer distance shots on hot days. But then I had the same type of challenges with the 150-600 Sigma Sport I had before it got stolen.

You will enjoy the setup you are planning to get.


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BlackHogDown 01-09-2019 11:55 AM

Wow. Amazing pics! This is my favorite thread I've seen in a good while. I'd love to get into photography but the last thing I need right now is another hobby. Keep the pics coming!

Gerhard 01-09-2019 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackHogDown (Post 13914037)
Wow. Amazing pics! This is my favorite thread I've seen in a good while. I'd love to get into photography but the last thing I need right now is another hobby. Keep the pics coming!


Much appreciated,

I am averaging over 500 photos a day... lot slower than in the past when I started out when it was around 2000 photos a day.

I will get more time to edit once I am home this weekend and then I will share more photos.


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Gerhard 01-09-2019 11:59 AM

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Sunset this afternoon from a hide over the Crocodile River.

We had a beast of a Nile Crocodile basking on one of the sandbanks below us.

Temps were in the upper 90ís




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LMiz 01-09-2019 12:01 PM

You are a great photographer thanks for sharing

Gerhard 01-10-2019 08:27 AM

We decided to take it a bit easier today and hang around camp.

While sitting at the hide next to the Crocodile river I got charged by a rhino!!!

A rhino beetle that is [emoji38]

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150class 01-10-2019 08:53 AM

Fantastic photos as always sir!

Jason85 01-10-2019 09:58 AM

Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing!

Gerhard 01-10-2019 10:12 AM

Last afternoon sitting at the hide over looking the Crocodile River.

Hippo and crocodile in the river and two elephant bulls on the opposite bank.

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stxhunter 01-11-2019 09:18 PM

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. What camera are you using, thinking of upgrading soon.


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