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LastChanceSafaris

And with the arrival of Botswana's rains....... All pics are shot with Panasonic Lumix F28 using the PhD mode (press here dummy)

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Tom Kellie

~ @@LastChanceSafaris

 

Spotting that diminutive baby tortoise while on a mountain bike requiring keen vision and awareness.

Hat's off to you for the sighting, as well as for the two very nice images.

This topic — babies — is blessed with a steady stream of pleasing images, such as yours.

Thank you for sharing these photos.

Tom K.

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Soukous

not quite a baby, but still very cute

a young Nyala

 

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hubertj

Youngsters playing, at Olifantsbad waterhole, Etosha.

One of our best elephant sightings at Etosha. We were lucky to watch the family of more than 40 arrive at waterhole.

Observing pure joy of youngsters, as they reached the waterhole, frolicking and playing with each other was something we will never forget.

How can you not love them?

 

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Tom Kellie

~ @@hubertj

 

With images of this quality, baby elephants have found their Rembrandt.

The clarity, color and composition are inspiring.

Work of such quality deserves the widest possible exposure.

Thank you so much for sharing these delightful photos.

Tom K.

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TonyQ

@@hubertj

How wonderful to see 3 tiny babies together - great photos!

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davidedric

Just a few days old - with rather wobbly legs

 

 

 

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Tom Kellie

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Concealed in the Grass



Photographed at 12:22 pm on 3 May, 2015 in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 12,800, 1/8000 sec., f/16, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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We were driving in a emote sector of Masai Mara with no other safari vehicles nearby. Anthony spotted a tussock of grass in which several lion cubs were concealed, peering out at us but remaining where they'd been left by the adult lionesses.


Where were the lionesses? We saw them in the distance, stalking a warthog on a gradually inclined slope. The little lions were without any adult to tend them, yet they remained in their grassy fortress without venturing out.

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Tom Kellie

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Cub's Play



Photographed on 4 February, 2016 at 6:35 pm in Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.



ISO 1,250, 1/1250 sec., f/2.8, handheld Manual exposure.



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We parked for yet another ‘sundowner’ on a rocky ridge looking eastward to Sir Richard Branson's Mahali Mzuri lodge. Our target was not the architecture, but rather a group of twelve lions from the Isiketa Sub-adult Pride.



One of the lionesses had cubs ion two successive years, thus there were simultaneously 3 month old cubs and cubs a bit older than one year. All were playful during our nearly one hour's stay with them.




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Peter Muigai.

Date: 9/02/2016

Location: Nairobi National Park

Camera: Nikon D3200

Lens: 80-400mm MF

 

This two cut Cubs are from a liter of four. When I came back to work from my annual leave I was informed that there were some new Cubs around. It was my quest each time I was out on a game drive to find them. One morning I was out I saw their mother,she was easily noticeable coz her tits were sagging but she was all alone.I followed her till she vanished into the bushes not to be seen again.

On the date above as I drive with my guests I meet with the lioness again, but with no Cubs this time too. She seemed to be looking around for something and I was sure it was her Cubs, we followed her and she led us to her hide out, this time just on the side of the road! She called and they responded quite fast with excitement!! They came and said hi to us too then went back to mummy!

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Peter Muigai.

 

SUPERB lion cub image !!!!!!!!!!!

You are effective in making me want to return to the Emakoko for a nice stay!

The detail is excellent. Thank you for providing the shooting information.

I like your explanation as to how you tracked and discovered them.

Thank you for posting this cheerful image!

Tom K.

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dlo

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These were taken way back in 2006 with an old point and shoot but they are still some of my favourite pictures. All taken in Ngorongoro Crater we actually had the cheetah sighting to ourselves for about 3 minutes which is like an hour anywhere else. Less than an hour later we watched the entire process of the wildebeest giving birth for almost an hour until it was walking. The zebra in the third picture literally watched the whole time and started running around when the baby popped out. We have pictures of the baby coming out but I didn't want to be to graphic here!

 

 

 

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michael-ibk

A privilege to see this, @@dlo , you were very lucky. :-)

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dlo

Thanks @@michael-ibk it was really a special day, this was just the icing on the cake.

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Baby zebras are so cute I had to add it here and we were quite far away but we just missed that Tommy being born. The crazy thing is as good a day as this was it would barely crack our top ten on this trip!

 

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IamFisheye
A few youngsters from this years Kenya trip


Dog pups Laikipia Wilderness Camp


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Elephant calf Masai Mara


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Leopard Cub Masai Mara

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Lion cubs Mara Naboisho Conservancy

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Another elephant Mara Naboisho Conservancy


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Cheetah Cubs Masai Mara

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TonyQ

@@IamFisheye

Beautiful pictures- a great time to see baby animals!

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Tom Kellie

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Baby Giraffe Beside a Sabi Sands Track



Photographed on 4 October, 2015 at 5:46 pm in Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 200mm f/2.8L II telephoto lens.



ISO 125, 1/200 sec., f/2.8, 200mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.



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~ The tracker and ranger were intent on following up on reports of a predator in a far area. We met a few giraffe while driving there, asking for a brief photography stop as there was a baby.



The baby appeared curious about us, looking our way several times before ultimately crossing the track. It began nursing as soon as it reached its mother. Babies are babies, after all.


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Tom Kellie

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Clambering Down to Nurse



Photographed at 7:54 am on 19 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, 1/400 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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~ His siblings had been nursing for several minutes while this male leopard cub had been playing, nuzzling his mother's face and exploring the rocky mound where his family was resting in a tree's shade.


The sounds of the other cubs nursing finally triggered his own nursing instinct. He awkwardly clambered down the rock to find his own place to nurse. It was self-evident that he was the dominant cub.

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amybatt

Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya -- February 2014

I don't know if they'd consider this a "Nursery" but it was several cubs with a few adult females. All the cubs were noisily nursing and purring away.

The face on this one melts me.

 

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amybatt

Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya -- February 2014

Cheetah Amani's then ~8 month old cub

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PHALANX

White Rhino on Ol Pejeta Sept 2015.

DMC-FZ150

# 1&2.f/5.2. 1/640. ISO 100. 108mm

#3. f/5.2. 1/800. ISO 100. 108mm

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PHALANX

I have be very fortunate to see two births.

As you can see from the photos, a Topi & Thompson gazelle.

Both were magical moments, because it is something you do not expect to see.

Thanks must go to Mother nature.

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PHALANX

Baby Aardvark

 

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Beautiful shot. What time of day was this?

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PHALANX

Duba Plains, Botswana, 2006.

 

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They have to be the cutest.

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Lois Hild Photography

Amboseli National Park
Nikon D4, 600mm, f/16, 1/500, ISO 200

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