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Some really cute video from Ruaha and Selous, Tanzania.

Some really cute video from Ruaha and Selous, Tanzania.

Apr 12th, 2010, 06:43 AM
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Some really cute video from Ruaha and Selous, Tanzania.

http://www.youtube.com/user/tonnalea?feature=mhw5

Finally figured out how to post on YouTube. We didn't take much in the way of video on this trip, but some things were just too cool to fully capture in stills.

The more high quality video was actually shot using our new Pentax Kx digital still camera. I think its pretty good. Some of the lesser quality video was shot with our little old Sony Cybershot. You can probably tell the difference when you watch.

Enjoy!
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Apr 12th, 2010, 08:20 AM
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Awesome videos...
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Apr 12th, 2010, 08:21 AM
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Were the lion cubs in the wild?
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Apr 12th, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Yes, all the animals are in the wild.
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Apr 12th, 2010, 08:17 PM
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Those lion cubs are adorable. How close were you and where was their mother?

Very excited to see the video because I have the K-x myself.
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Apr 13th, 2010, 03:25 AM
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Hey TC - great videos! Put a smile on my face to start the day, Thanks
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Apr 13th, 2010, 04:34 AM
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We were right next to the cubs. In the video titled "Mother Watches Cubs", you can actually see our vehicle. All of the videos on my YouTube channel are from this Tanzania trip. (Listed down the right hand side of the channel page.)

DH said, "if we'd had a butterfly net, we could have scooped them up". LOL In fact, at one point we had to back away a little because our driver was afraid that one curious little cub was getting TOO close and might scoot UNDER the vehicle. We wouldn't have been able to move until he came out again for fear of hurting him.

I loved using the Kx for video because you can use the zoom feature while filming.
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Apr 13th, 2010, 04:47 AM
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Oh, you asked "where was the mother?" She was right there. You can see the whole set up in the sequence of videos; Lion Cubs Nursing and Lion Cubs Come Out to Play. I don't know how to get them set up on YouTube in the correct order. Just getting them on was a success for this techno-challenged poster. Our guide knew that the cubs were around. He had seen them the week before. But the mother had moved them to a new den and he hadn't been able to find them. Luckily we spotted the big male earlier in the day and the mother and cubs in some nearby shrub. We returned in the late afternoon and waited for over an hour - knowing that they were in the shrub somewhere but not being able to see the little ones. The male was still there and we could see the mother sleeping. Our patience finally paid off when she awoke, stretched, greeted the male and then called to the cubs. They scampered out immediately and she let them nurse. We had clear views from that point on and spent more than an hour watching them nurse and play. What a day!!
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Great videos!
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Apr 16th, 2010, 02:03 PM
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Thanks, Rizzuto.
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Though my curmudgeon credentials will be revoked, the word cute was invented for creatures like this. Thanks for posting, and what incredible luck to see such tiny ones.
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These are truly precious.
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Apr 19th, 2010, 06:02 AM
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Oh LAleslie, even curmudgeons have to smile once in awhile just to balance out the frown lines
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