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Game Warden

Encouraged by Twaffle's wonderful photographs here, I've opened this topic for your Acacia images. Twaffle, take us away...

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twaffle

Haha, well I'll put in the few that I had in the trip report, and may be some more later (I have a few!). Underrated trees.

 

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These were all taken in Maswa Game Reserve, Tanzania.

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cannedlion

Wonderful trees are they not. In the Kalahari, the ubiquitous tree is the Camel Thorn, an iron-hard, slow-growing acacia. Here is a short video of a Camel Thorn from our book Kalahari Dream. Enjoy!

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TZBirder

I like them too! Though am trying to convince people to use the new names... Here's one for now - in Serengeti. Can we do sunsets too?!

 

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Game Warden

Sunsets? Look here...

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twaffle

TZ, every time I've used the new scientific name people go huh!!! Many don't know about the classification change and blame us Australians, so I choose to walk the safe line. :D

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TZBirder

Many [...] blame us Australians, so I choose to walk the safe line. :D

 

With good reason!

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Game Warden

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Here's one from Ayesha: ask her why I'm uploading it for her.

 

One of my Favourite things to see, typical Africa - UMBRELLA THORN TREE. Mkuze Game Reserve, northen Natal, near to Mozambique border - birders paradise

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Ayesha Cantor

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Here's one from Ayesha: ask her why I'm uploading it for her.

 

One of my Favourite things to see, typical Africa - UMBRELLA THORN TREE. Mkuze Game Reserve, northen Natal, near to Mozambique border - birders paradise

 

I have many talents, but loading pics onto SAFARITALK is not one of them, OK !

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Game Warden

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Game Warden

Let's see some more acacia thorns trees...

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ovenbird

FYI GW, Ayesha's pic isn't showing up in your post or Ayesha's.

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Game Warden

Yes, one of the reasons I asked for more submissions. Again, when members don't have their images hosted on Safaritalk, if there is a problem where they do host it, then nothing shows up here...

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ovenbird

Ooops, I didn't see the post was so old....mea culpa. Please delete.

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Game Warden

Let's give this topic a reboot. Show us your Acacia thorn trees.

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Tom Kellie

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Acacia Flowers & Spines with Insect Visitor



Photographed on 24 January, 2016, at 8:11 am in Leopard Hills, Sabi Sands, South Africa with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens


ISO 250, 1/1600 sec., f/2.8, handheld Manual mode exposure



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~ On this particular game drive I'd been fairly aggressive in requesting photography stops for Summer wildflowers. When blooming spiny acacias were encountered, their flowers were more cause to pause.



What surprised me were the number of fly species visiting the blooms. Bees were also present, but it was flies which predominated. There was a sweet aroma wafting in the breeze near the flowers.


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Peter Connan

@@Tom Kellie, this is far better than my best effort!

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