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@@pault Yes, just like the old Nat Geos. Something organic, like getting out old ciné films. And I've always said about music vinyl is better than digital :)

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This post is dedicated to @@madaboutcheetah     Mombo, Botswana, August 1997     Mombo, Botswana, August 1997   Mombo, Botswana, August 1997     Mombo, Botswana, August 1997

My first migration - Mara Triangle area of Masai Mara, Kenya, September 1991     My second migration - Masai Mara, Kenya, September 1995     Black rhino, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Septemb

Aardwolves, Selinda, Botswana,1998. (Low res scan taken from slide ~ probably Sensia 100)   This pair were mating as we drove up. It's the only time I've seen aardwolf during daylight hours.

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I think this will work for TseTse to a certain extent ..... they are slower than mosquitoes .......

 

I think these will make great gifts (both for camp staff and for Safaritalk GTG s) .......

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Some cheetahs' pictures (scans from slides) taken on the Selinda concession more than 10 years ago.

 

 

The next 4 pictures are concerning 3 brothers that were also active on the Kwando concession, one of them was one-eyed.

 

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The next 3 pictures are concerning subadults.

 

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Thank you for your comments.

 

I have been about 10 times to the Selinda. I stopped going there when Brian Graham and André sold it. So he was indeed there during all the years I visited Selinda.

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No shortage of cheetah in this thread.

 

@@Bush dog Excellent Mike. Is Selinda where you met John?

 

A few leopard. Again Selinda, 1998. ~ In the area that was known as Devastation Alley.

 

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@@Geoff Excellent mate: what kit were you using back in 98?

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@@Geoff Excellent mate: what kit were you using back in 98?

 

@@Game Warden I was using one of the cheaper model Canon SLR camera. In Australia it was called the 500N (I suspect elsewhere it would have been known as one of the early so called Rebel models).

 

What's worse I only had a consumer grade 100-300mm lens that wobbled a bit in the camera mount. In those days I was still paying off the mortgage and I had to make the choice between good camera equipment and going on safari. I chose going on safari. When I finally purchased better equipment in the early 2000's I gave the old lens to a young native Botswana guide who had taken an interest in photography and only had a 50mm lens.

 

I'd like to think I'm a much better photographer now and I own professional standard equipment. I'm chaffing at the bit to see what images I can actually produce on safari.

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Excellent Selinda series - thanks Mike and Geoff for the additions ..

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Thanks, Geoff, thanks, Hari. I've got some more on Selinda.

 

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Indeed, that's were I met John.

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Thanks, Geoff, thanks, Hari. I've got some more on Selinda.

 

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Indeed, that's were I met John.

 

If my memory serves me correctly, Mike took the famous picture of John in his vehicle following the then Selinda Pride males ....... Windhoek and Castle.

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@@Bush dog

 

Andre was managing Chobe Chilwero in '93 when I was there . My guide was Kanawe.

 

Andre and Kanawe both moved on to Selinda shortly thereafter. Memories...

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My first migration - Mara Triangle area of Masai Mara, Kenya, September 1991

 

 

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My second migration - Masai Mara, Kenya, September 1995

 

 

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Black rhino, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, September 1995

 

 

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Buffalo, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, September 1995

 

 

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Lion, Masai Mara, Kenya, September 1995

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Great installment, @@Safaridude ...... Migration in 1991 would have been a spectacular experience!!! - Love that pic of the Buffalo against the Crater BG

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@@Safaridude I know Andre passed away a few years ago.

 

I did hear that Kanawe had moved to Kwando. Do you know if that is so or where he is these days?

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@@Geoff - How did Devastation Ally get such a dramatic name?...

 

@@Big_Dog ~ One look at the place would tell you.

The trees had been absolutely smashed by elephant to the point where much of what was left was just greying stumps with old limbs littering the ground.

I think it was named Devastation Alley by Grant Nel.

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Hari,

 

Windhoek, Castle,... was, I guess, the name given to them by the Kwando people, when they moved to the Lebala area. I saw them there in 2003.

 

In the Selinda they were known as Arnold, Brad & Dopie.

 

Here is the picture you are refering to: John & his wife escorted to the airstrip by Dopie.

 

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Some more pictures of the Selinda wildlife from the same period.

 

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Yes, Mike ..... Correct re the names. Great instalment .... Pure dry season Selinda!!!!

 

@@Geoff .... Kanawe wanted to stay close to Kasane .... Retired from Kwando earlier this year.

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Amboseli, Kenya 1986. An iPhone snapshot of a 36" x 24" enlargement of one of my 1st African wildlife images. Taken with ASA 100 print film.

 

My eldest sister secretly took the negative and presented the framed enlargement to me on my Birthday in 1987. For years the image hung above the open fireplace in my parent's home and later in my own home.

Though since moving into a beach house it now collects dust in a wardrobe.

 

Over the years I've seen similar images from the same (or nearby) location.

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This is a great thread and I'm loving everyone's contributions and photos.

@@Geoff you were taking great photos way back in '86 I see. I remember being awestruck by seeing Kilimanjaro above a very dry and dusty Amboseli in 1973. Didn't have all those magnificent elephants right in the foreground though to set it off so splendidly. Am particularly enjoying the Selinda posts. I stayed at Zib in August 1998 when Lloyd and Sue Camp were managing and remember seeing a cheetah with two cubs that were about 6 months old. A hyena was trailing around keeping an eye on them. - I hope they survived and thrived.

Looking forward to more posts.

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Ah right, thanks @@Geoff.
You're all direly making me want to visit Selinda now...

Also, forgive me for an enormously newbie-ish question, but what were good cameras like back in those days? Being born in the 90's I know of only either the early digital models you hook up to computers to download, like primitve verions of today's cameras, or the wind-and-click ones you then got the film developed in.

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Some more pictures (scans from slides) from the Selinda from the same period

 

The Zibalianja lagoon in 1998

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Ah right, thanks @@Geoff.

You're all direly making me want to visit Selinda now...

 

Also, forgive me for an enormously newbie-ish question, but what were good cameras like back in those days? Being born in the 90's I know of only either the early digital models you hook up to computers to download, like primitve verions of today's cameras, or the wind-and-click ones you then got the film developed in.

 

@@Big_Dog If I was visiting the Linyanti region of Botswana in the next year or two I would go to Kwando and not Selinda.

 

Your asking the wrong person about good cameras back in those days too. I have no idea. Other members on this site might know though.

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