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madikwe march 2013

 

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Have recently returned from a 3 week assignment to Sth Africa & Botswana where I was most fortunate to witness and document this amazing encounter between a lone hyena and a pack of 8 African wild

Just posted a story on my blog with many photos and a video clip of an amazing sighting we had last year at Ngala Private Game Reserve (bordering Kruger National Park) of a pack of dogs bringing their

This one is fresh from Mana Pools (well, a month old actually)... Nyakasanga pack made 4 kills in 10 minutes and we arrived just in time to see them polishing off the last 2 (we searched for them clo

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more selinda, bots dec 2013

 

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alpha girl of small pack

 

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Kitsafari

@@wenchy that's a great looking boy (i think it's a he) in your first pix. such slender legs and intense eyes.

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A few of the big pack from Limpopo Lipadi - @ can tell you more about them. Was able to approach very close and enjoy being with them on our own for at least 30 minutes...

 

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Of particular interest to me was where the dogs were chewing on the tree stump, and in the last photo which looks like a kill but was in fact the pack teaching a younger dog a lesson? Ie nipping at him/her as they rolled over in submission. What is that about?

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wenchy

Wonderful images Game Warden

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@@wenchy Thanks but I'm not a good photographer, it's only because @ loaned me a good lens to stick on my 40d. Being close up and the dogs relaxed helped a lot.

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There are some more images in my album here, I picked a selection but perhaps there are better ones there?

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michael-ibk

Love the pics, just post more. :)

 

The dog in the second picture on the right is apparently wounded, any idea how he/she received those injuries?

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TonyQ

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Great pictures - are they a taster for a trip report?

 

Are the dogs with the tree stump scent marking it perhaps? (I know cats do it but do dogs?)

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I'll post some more in due course :) Just prior to us getting there the pack had tried to take on an adult warthog which had tusked one of them before escaping, that one must have been the one which was gored...

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twaffle

What a wonderful sighting, lucky you,

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Soukous

You're a lucky fellow Matt. A super sighting.

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We actually saw the pack over two days. Amazing interaction, heard a kill but did not see it...

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Bugs

Love the pics, just post more. :)

 

The dog in the second picture on the right is apparently wounded, any idea how he/she received those injuries?

The pack is made up of 22 dogs, and some are carrying injuries. These dogs put their bodies on the line everyday while hunting. It seems that when the pack is this big, they tend to get brave, and moments before we found them, they were trying to bring down a warthog - A little fool hardy. The witnesses said that one dog got in the way of the sharp end. This does not mean that the injury was from that incident. Speculation is that the pack is at capacity, and should fracture soon, so there is a possibility of a little inter pack aggression.

 

They have been spotted mating, and so they should den pretty soon. The pack split from 30 to 22 a few months ago with 8 dogs leaving the reserve. So new dynamics will come to play when pups arrive. What is most fascinating is the continual bonding and social interaction between them. The bizarre behaviour in the last photo didn't seem to make sense. It was highly submissive behaviour, and for a moment I thought the other dogs were going to kill the one on the ground.

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Sharifa

We saw the Afsaal Pack of Kruger on 22 March 2014 at Afsaal :D

 

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There were 13 dogs and they were on the move, trotting in the grass and on the road, which made photography difficult.

 

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They ran for 8 kilometers in 90 minutes before going off into the bush. Always a thrill to see wild dogs

 

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If any lagged behind the alpha male was at hand, or on foot, to look out for them

 

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Game Warden

Fantastic. Who else has seen dogs in Kruger?

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And now Me as well!!

 

Just sorting out the Pictures and Videos from my recent trip to Kruger NP.

 

Filmed this whilst staying at Shindzela lodge.

 

This is as filmed,with no editing performed yet. So beware it is a long video.

 

Hopefully get round to edit this one with the other 2 that I filmed at the same time.

 

Enjoy....

 

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Sangeeta

Loved the video, Johnmac - not at all too long!

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TonyQ

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A great series of photos - especially the dog standing on its hind legs

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@@Johnmac a beautiful moment. so special. thanks for sharing

 

5 week old bubs - linyati, botswana june '14

 

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handsome alpha male from denning pack in timbavati, rsa

 

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timbavati, rsa june 2014

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IamFisheye

We're off to Hwange and Mana Pools next week and I've been picking through last year's Botswana shots for inspiration. Here's a few I've just rediscovered

 

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