Back from Bots - Videos

Feb 5th, 2007, 10:16 AM
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Back from Bots - Videos

Hi Guys
Well I am back from a truly wonderfull 2 week stint in the true Garden of Eden. There is really so much I want to say but I have decided to rather share the experience with you guys via my vidoes. I honestly do not have the time to sit and do a full report like so many of you as I have come back to a barrage of work and have been sitting here in front of my comp literally for 72 hours or so trying to catch up. As I am writing this I am waiting for YouTube to do their thing so I can show you a brief video we filmed of the lions and buffalo at Duba. I do have it up on my own website but if I give the address then I will get into the dustbin once again. I will be back as soon as YouTube give me the URL
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Feb 5th, 2007, 10:19 AM
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OK here it is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q9JU3SW9H8
Enjoy
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Feb 5th, 2007, 10:47 AM
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Nice, what are you shooting with?
Must have been hot, you guys had the roofs on the vehicles, do you find that interferes much with video and or still?

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Feb 5th, 2007, 01:08 PM
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I film with a Canon XL1 soon to be a HDD. We had serious rain which lasted 30 to 60 mins.
YES, the roof tops piss me off but we were hand hold and did pretty good considering.
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Feb 5th, 2007, 04:40 PM
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Thanks!
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Feb 5th, 2007, 04:50 PM
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Lebo is great. he had us in the middle of the action back in sept. it's great to see the Tsaro again, brings back amazing memories. Maybe I can post some of my video of them to Youtube as well. Thx Mark
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Feb 5th, 2007, 05:03 PM
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Very cool Mark, THanks!
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Feb 5th, 2007, 05:16 PM
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Very nice but unfortunately as when I saw the Sixth Sense, I guessed the ending early, after the first lion shot. Now in another day or so...
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Feb 5th, 2007, 05:31 PM
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Thanks, Mark........what fantastic footage of the lions....

Everything looks green and nice. The lions themselves look in very good condition. Even the old duba boy....he looks like he'll pull together for a few more....

Thanks for sharing, Mark

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Feb 6th, 2007, 04:59 AM
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Hi Guys
Ok, this one is a specail for Hari
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h72xxMGedk4
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Feb 6th, 2007, 05:17 AM
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Hi Mark,

Thanks for sharing........what nice healthy dogs. That must be the pack from the Planet earth bbc documentary?

Also, your clip at the end of the views from the light aircraft brought back fond memories of Botswana......

Cheers,
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Feb 6th, 2007, 06:07 AM
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Too cool for words, Mark.
Makes you wonder who the badest beasts really are - the lions or the buffs.

The close ups of the dogs were awesome as well.
Thanks for posting!
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Feb 8th, 2007, 06:52 AM
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Hi Guys

Here is a short video of a female leopard we encountered whilst on our way from Zibalianja to Kingspool. She was a young female who certainly gave us a spectacular lesson in tree climbing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj6l-GF2lXs

This video was taken at Tube Tree whilst we encountered a juvenile delinquent bull elephant who decided we were nice mates to play with and proceeded to mock charge and yell at us. While this was going on our guide Sinani spotted a leopard on top of a termite mound about 500 metres away and off we drove to see the leopard. Low and behold our delinquent friend followed. See the video. Most of the mock charges I could not film as we were on the run to say the least as some folk were scared.
Amazing stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhrt19qBR-M

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Feb 8th, 2007, 09:09 AM
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Great videos, leopard and elephant together is awesome to see! Thanks for sharing.
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Feb 8th, 2007, 09:27 AM
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Thanks Predator, I will keep posting what all of us enjoy.
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Feb 8th, 2007, 09:57 AM
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As I said I will do my review in videos so here goes the next one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ3WC4_HkLc
We are still with the most useless 25 year old guide called Silani as you will see on the video. He did pretty damm good at Tubu but FAILED at Kwetsani.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ3WC4_HkLc
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Feb 8th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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Mark - Video the mock charges even if you are on the run. As best you can anyway. We did this and it is still fun today to see/hear the ele trumpet and run up right next to the vehicle and hear us yelp and everything bouncing around, including the video, engine racing, etc.
regards - tom
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Feb 8th, 2007, 10:02 PM
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Mark - I have just watched the video of the elephant and leopard and have to tell you that I think it is really excellent. It brought back memories of a few mock charges we endured whilst in Botswana in October - I'm afraid I am one of those folk who are scared of them! Nevertheless, I am fascinated and will return time and again for more of an adrenalin rush! Thanks for sharing.
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Feb 8th, 2007, 11:14 PM
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Mark: Good leopard viewing at both Savute and Tubu tree.....nice

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Feb 9th, 2007, 08:23 AM
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Hi Guys
First off thanks for all the comments.
Here is a short clip of having sundowners in the Selinda Spillway with Elephants and then in the Savute Channel with Hippo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3XFxQiRxAQ

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