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Green Season Botswana January 2016: Part Two - the Amazing Duba Plains; Leopards of Selinda and incredible scenic flight!


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Dear All,   Here's my recent Green season expedition (part 2) of my trip - this features the photographs taken at the incredible camps run by Great Plains Conservation. (Will do Part 1 later when I

More scenics............... (will update this thread as and when i have some time to edit photos) .....

My final morning of the safari was pure magic ............ OB had discovered the Leopard den about a week prior and I had heard amazing stories from guests i met at Duba. Unfortunately, every time we

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Christopher Moran

I think those last few shots highlight what good guiding would do for you - putting the vehicle in the right position, at the right time of day, for a stunning shot.

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SafariChick

Yes that male was stunning in that light! And I loved the cubs in the prior post too!

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Yes, that light sure is something. Masterful focus, too; he really stands out.

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madaboutcheetah

As usual, you guys are much too kind!!! Thank You!!!

 

What can I say? Thank You, Vundi!

 

Next batch of images that I haven't edited yet - this male Lion took us to the pride that morning. He got up on the mound to see their whereabouts, I assume .......... Watch this space!

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madaboutcheetah

@@marg - sorry, not sure ..........

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@@madaboutcheetah

 

I loved all of your photos, especially those of the cheetahs and the wild dog photos. I hope that you can recover slightly from your Botswana addiction and visit Kenya. I would love to meet you and swap safari tales with you.

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cheetah80

What beautiful light on those lions! Some really really great photos here - enjoying this very much

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I am looking forward to visit Zarafa in combination with Selinda Explorers Camp. Perhaps, I will be visiting in combination with other parks, Hwange National Park and South Luangwa National Park. Despite the terrible cost of helicopter safaris, I do realize that whether in the desert or the wilderness that one does often, it is great for the novelty and the fact that one gets superb photographs.

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madaboutcheetah

My "Lion King" moment .........

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The helicopter transfer is complimentary if you spend at least six nights at Zarafa/ Selinda and Duba. At least that was how it started to be in 2013.

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madaboutcheetah

Thanks @@cheetah80 @@optig and @@marg

 

Yes, that still holds true ..... yet, if anyone wishes to book an additional scenic helicopter flight - I'd say do it from Duba. I did a morning flight as seen in the images up front.

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Amazing photos, simply breathtaking! I can't even decide what my favorites are :)

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Tom Kellie

~ @@madaboutcheetah

 

Your “Lion King” series — so amazingly gorgeous that it exceeds anything which might be written.

A very big THANKS for sharing it with us.

Simply beautiful!

Tom K.

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Alexander33

Okay, who could resist that magnificent male lion patiently tolerating the little cub? The ninth shot from the top of the two of them snuggling is a real keeper!

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SafariChick

Gosh, those photos of the male with the cub are amazing, so tender and sweet - wow!!

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So many amazing photos - the leopards ( and cub) , the wild dogs, the lions, the aerial photos. What a fantastic experience your safari must have been.

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madaboutcheetah

Thanks a lot @@bettel @@Tom Kellie @@Alexander33 @@SafariChick @@TonyQ and @@Julian ..... You guys are too kind!

 

Sorry for the lack of updates - will get back to the editing later today ........

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Caracal

@madaboutcheetah - greatly enjoyed this report with the stunning aerial photos at the start setting the scene and the atmosphere perfectly for all the superb photos following.

 

I hadn't realised that leopards can have 3 cubs - until now I had always thought it was generally 1 but occasionally 2.

 

One of many special sightings so beautifully captured.

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madaboutcheetah

Thanks @@Caracal -

 

Today's feature - back to the Tsaro Pride (contd from the same sighting)

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madaboutcheetah

Beautiful Duba .........

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michael-ibk

You always have fantastic pics, Hari,but these Green Season ones are just delightful! Absolutely outstanding Lion pictures especially, from tender to gory. Aweseome!

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