I leave for Kenya/Tanzania June 13 - Can't wait

Old Aug 26th, 2008, 07:03 AM
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finally - here are a few pics. I hope the link works.

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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 05:01 PM
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Beautiful assortment of pics. You had great views of kili. Adorable mother and baby giraffe and the drinking one later. You have enough topis in that picture to make Nyamera do the Kamba dance. Cheetahs in pairs, I'm jealous. Majestic looking lion, then 2, then in front of the vehicle-the camp might like that one because it shows the viewing situation so well.
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 05:43 PM
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Lynn - I actually thought of Nyamera when I posted these pics. I figured she would be the one to comment on them. We were quite lucky with the cheetah sightings. Saw a couple of different pairs in the Mara as well as a coalition of three brothers in Serengeti and a family of four (mom and 3 sub adult cubs) in Samburu.
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Old Aug 26th, 2008, 06:02 PM
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Love your introductory picture--lots of personality! Also really enjoyed the curved-neck mama giraffe, the lion in profile, kids in pool with warthog, baby elephant, cheetahs. A very nice set of photos. And my hat is off to you for getting a group that size over and out.


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Old Aug 27th, 2008, 02:22 PM
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Leely - all of the children immediately put the sunglasses on upside down! It was a hoot! The kids in the pool and the curved neck momma are probably my two favorits too. Thanks!
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Ann, where you in the Mara on 21 and 22 June? Then like everybody else (except us) you missed the zebra crossing on the 22nd. Though whatís important is that you saw topis and got good pictures of them. The mama giraffe and the pool warthogs arenít bad either. Iím a bit jealous of your good bird pictures.
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Old Aug 29th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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Nyamera - Shoot - always wrong place/wrong time!!! I so wanted to see a crossing and was excited that the migration was a bit early this year but no luck!!!

I actually can't look at topis without thinking of you! No matter what happens in your life, always know that you have had an impact on mine and my topi viewing!!! I think I have more appreciation of them because of you. This is also a testament to you writing style and I agree with those on your thread that say you should write a book. Also, thanks for the complements on my bird pics, especially since I am almost afraid to admit on this board, but I am not a bird person at all! They really have no appeal for me except for an eagle (go figure). I am more of a four legged animal lover! But to each his own. I also liked the momma giraffe and pool pics. I also really liked the picture of the two vehicles with everyone standing up with heads out of the top and the one of all the elephants under the acacia tree!
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Iíll try to write something very commercial about topis, but first I have to do some introspection to find out more about these superior antelopes! The problem birds have is that they are seen everywhere all the time and you must usually know which ones are rare before starting to appreciate them. It really is amazing to be able to fly, but I canít call me a birder either. I needed bird pictures to play games on Safaritalk, but almost all of mine are blurry.
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