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Tom Kellie

~ @@hubertj

 

As I've never visited the Okavango Delta, your lovely photographs are especially appreciated.

I especially like the aerial image of the resting crocodile approached by hippos.

Everything about that image is lovely.

Thank you for posting these.

Tom K.

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Antee

The great river Nile!
Murchison falls NP , Uganda


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Murchison falls. The gorge is only 7 metres wide and the water tumbles for 43 metres before going to Lake Albert further westwards.

This is classic ground (water). This was the place Ernest Hemingway crashed his plane in 1954 when he wanted to have a look at the falls.
Winston Churchill spent alot of time here as well.

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Antee

 

This is exactly what I've been wanting to see.

Murchison Falls has been on my mind of late.

Great images and helpful background information — Thanks!

Tom K.

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Tom Kellie

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Mara River Below the Mara Serena with Hippos



Photographed on 3 February, 2016 at 8:49 am in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, with an EOS 1D X camera and a Zeiss Apo-Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 ZE telephoto lens.


ISO 100, f/2, 1/3200 sec., 135mm focal length, manual focus, handheld Manual exposure.


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~ We'd had a dreamy passage through an ocean of grass with no other vehicles in sight and only a large bull elephant sighting. A forested hill loomed with the Mara Serena spread across the crest.


Parking beside the Mara River for lunch, the number of bird species stopping by was a pleasant surprise. The river itself, with hippos, was a soothing backdrop, cooling the air around us.

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Tom Kellie

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Side Branch of the Sand River



Photographed at 9:06 am on 22 January, 2016 at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 200, 1/2000 sec., f/4, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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~ In times of drought, even the mightiest rivers recede, reaching the point where once surging torrents are little more than sluggish side branches with minnows and water-striders.


Such was the case with the Sand River, which was shallow enough for a house cat to wade through. Nonetheless, the setting was as lovely as ever, with summer's verdant foliage affording green shade.


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Ben mosquito

When the river begins to flow again , it's such a great emotion!

 

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Ewaso Nyiro, Samburu national reserve.

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Seniortraveller

Early evening at the Runde river and Chilojo cliffs in Gonarezhou, taken in September 2015. The most wonderful setting imaginable.post-39391-0-73763100-1459796200_thumb.jpeg

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KaingU Lodge

I thought that this thread should be brought back to life.

 

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Game Warden

@@KaingU Lodge Can we see the lodge in this shot? Were you photographing from a microlight or parapente?

 

Matt

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KaingU Lodge

@@Game Warden You cant see the lodge as such - just the tin roof of the workshop (white object in the trees a fair bit back from the river).

 

A few seconds later this one below was taken where you can see the lodge (just). It was really unusual weather conditions. We often get mist on the river but its quite rare to get it blanketing the whole area. At sunrise visibility was about 50m. I waited for it to start burning off and then launched my long-term loaner drone that a good friend has decided should be based here! I must stress I am using it only for landscape stuff at altitude.

 

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Tom Kellie
On 5/18/2017 at 10:23 PM, KaingU Lodge said:

@@Game Warden You cant see the lodge as such - just the tin roof of the workshop (white object in the trees a fair bit back from the river).

 

A few seconds later this one below was taken where you can see the lodge (just). It was really unusual weather conditions. We often get mist on the river but its quite rare to get it blanketing the whole area. At sunrise visibility was about 50m. I waited for it to start burning off and then launched my long-term loaner drone that a good friend has decided should be based here! I must stress I am using it only for landscape stuff at altitude.

 

~ @KaingU Lodge

 

Thank you for posting this.

 

That's a bird's eye view, at least for selected raptors.

 

Lucky to have a long-term loaner drone at hand.

 

Any recent images of interest taken with the drone over the river?

 

Tom K.

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KaingU Lodge
1 hour ago, Tom Kellie said:

 

~ @KaingU Lodge

 

Thank you for posting this.

 

That's a bird's eye view, at least for selected raptors.

 

Lucky to have a long-term loaner drone at hand.

 

Any recent images of interest taken with the drone over the river?

 

Tom K.

 

Here are a few Tom:  

 

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Tom Kellie

~ @KaingU Lodge

 

Wow! Wow! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Sitting at my quiet computer desk I yelped when I saw the three drone shots above.

 

Thank you so much for posting them.

 

Seldom has any photo post had so strong an impact on me as yours above.

 

The images are a revelation, in the sense that they show me how inadequate my concept of your area was.

 

Candidly, showing such terrific photos is a powerful advertisement. Why have I hesitated several times in considering a visit?

 

Truly impressive, @KaingU Lodge.

 

Tom K.

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Peter Connan

Truly beautiful photos @KaingU Lodge

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Peter Connan

Khowarib, Namibia

 

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Tom Kellie

~ @Peter Connan

 

The Khowarib doesn't exactly look like the top fishing river in Namibia.

 

That's quite a fine tree growing downriver.

 

Tom K.

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KaingU Lodge
10 hours ago, Tom Kellie said:

~ @KaingU Lodge

 

Wow! Wow! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Sitting at my quiet computer desk I yelped when I saw the three drone shots above.

 

Thank you so much for posting them.

 

Seldom has any photo post had so strong an impact on me as yours above.

 

The images are a revelation, in the sense that they show me how inadequate my concept of your area was.

 

Candidly, showing such terrific photos is a powerful advertisement. Why have I hesitated several times in considering a visit?

 

Truly impressive, @KaingU Lodge.

 

Tom K.

 

Tom, your words make me very happy.  Thanks very much indeed.  The area where we are is truly spectacular.  Yes there are areas and lodges with more game, more luxurious chalets and what not.  But there is no section of river that I have ever seen that is as special as here and where you can get true solitude and the feeling of wilderness.  The 'raptor's eye' view is sort of capable of showing the beauty.  To be honest I wish the drone could go higher - 200m is the threshold for the radio controller (newer ones apparently go hundreds more) - to really show even more.  

 

A couple more simply because your enthusiasm is so rewarding!  

 

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Tom Kellie
26 minutes ago, KaingU Lodge said:

Tom, your words make me very happy.  Thanks very much indeed.  The area where we are is truly spectacular.  Yes there are areas and lodges with more game, more luxurious chalets and what not.  But there is no section of river that I have ever seen that is as special as here and where you can get true solitude and the feeling of wilderness.  The 'raptor's eye' view is sort of capable of showing the beauty.  To be honest I wish the drone could go higher - 200m is the threshold for the radio controller (newer ones apparently go hundreds more) - to really show even more.  

 

A couple more simply because your enthusiasm is so rewarding!

 

~ @KaingU Lodge

 

You've inspired me, as I've sent a link to your post above to several friends around the globe, telling them: “You've gotta see this!

 

The two most recent river images add to the depth of understanding that these drone images provide.

 

It's understandable that a higher flying drone might expand the field of view, providing a greater overall sense of place.

 

However, the plus side of the existing 200 meter threshold is that it provides remarkable detail of surface features which might be lessened at a higher elevation.

 

The images you've very kindly uploaded today are nothing short of dreamy.

 

There's enough detail visible for a prospective visitor to imagine what it might be like to stay there.

 

About one year ago I mentioned your tented camp to friends, therefore calling their attention to today's drone images will reinforce their positive impression.

 

I've stressed the family friendly nature of your camp as well as the emphasis on cuisine, which you once explained to me.

 

Step-by-step understanding and thus interest is growing in the lovely riverine environment which you call home.

 

Many, many thanks for this most recent post.

 

Tom K.

 

 

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Peter Connan

The Orange.

 

Taken in the Richtersveld National Park (Namibia) last Tuesday evening.

 

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CaroleE

@Peter Connan That is a truly spectacular view! And not the obvious Namibia view (i.e. no red sanddunes)

 

@KaingU Lodge I'm with @Tom Kellie on your photos. WOW! I'm also wondering why I still haven't visited Kafue. Just back from Zamba and spent time chattng to people about Kafue. There are an awful lot of things recently which is making it top of my 'next to visit in Zambia' list!

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Peter Connan

Thanks @CaroleE

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Paul T

The Luangwa River from the Luangwa bridge in South Luangwa NP November 2017

 

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Peter Connan

Especially for @xelas.

The Tugela river.

 

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michael-ibk

Very nice landscape @Peter Connan. Is that in the Drakensberg area?

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Peter Connan

Thank you very much @michael-ibk. It is indeed the "Amphitheatre", in Royal Natal National Park.

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