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Click on any photo to see the full size pictures. These were taken in June 2006 in South Africa and Namibia.
MM This was a couple of days later. He managed to swallow more, just not the horns. He was appx 18' long.
MM This was a couple of days later. He managed to swallow more, just not the horns. He was appx 18' long.
MM This croc ate a whole impala.  Couldn't quite get it all down. Took about 3 days to eat it.
MM This croc ate a whole impala. Couldn't quite get it all down. Took about 3 days to eat it.
MM Cheetah, after lunch.
MM Cheetah, after lunch.
MalaMala. Leopard rubbing on bone
MalaMala. Leopard rubbing on bone
MM This hyena showed up and the leopard left. The hyena chewed on the bone awhile and then left.
MM This hyena showed up and the leopard left. The hyena chewed on the bone awhile and then left.
MalaMala, rubbing on bone
MalaMala, rubbing on bone
MM The hyena came back, the leopard left. The hyena chewed on the bone awile and left again. The leopard came back... deja vu!
MM The hyena came back, the leopard left. The hyena chewed on the bone awile and left again. The leopard came back... deja vu!
MM Cheetah luncheon - a mom and her 3 cubs
MM Cheetah luncheon - a mom and her 3 cubs
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MM Relaxing after lunch
MM Relaxing after lunch
MM Lilac Breasted Roller
MM Lilac Breasted Roller
MM Same bird, longer lens (500mm). Had to chop off the tail to get this closeup
MM Same bird, longer lens (500mm). Had to chop off the tail to get this closeup
MalaMala leopard in tree
MalaMala leopard in tree
MM Giant Eagle Owl - the largest owl in the world
MM Giant Eagle Owl - the largest owl in the world
MM These young elephants were playing.
MM These young elephants were playing.
MM The back elephant was trying to climb up on the front elephant.
MM The back elephant was trying to climb up on the front elephant.
MM The front ele lowered itself to the ground to make it easier to get up there.
MM The front ele lowered itself to the ground to make it easier to get up there.
MM They should be in a circus!
MM They should be in a circus!
MM baby eles are so cute.
MM baby eles are so cute.
MM Aren't they fun?
MM Aren't they fun?
MM Look at those little bitty trunks
MM Look at those little bitty trunks
MM Crested Barbet
MM Crested Barbet
MM Wildebeest or Gnu
MM Wildebeest or Gnu
MM Kudu.  Our guide had been with the camp for 15 years and hadn't seen this before.
MM Kudu. Our guide had been with the camp for 15 years and hadn't seen this before.
MM There were 2 female leopards in this one territory.  Instead of a confrontation, this one ran up a tree.
MM There were 2 female leopards in this one territory. Instead of a confrontation, this one ran up a tree.
MM She waited until the other female left and decided to get out of the tree.
MM She waited until the other female left and decided to get out of the tree.
MM She had to maneuver herself around to be able to climb down the tree.
MM She had to maneuver herself around to be able to climb down the tree.
MM She's on her way down ...
MM She's on her way down ...
MM There she goes ...
MM There she goes ...
MM almost there ...
MM almost there ...
MM Touchdown!
MM Touchdown!
MM A crop of her maneuvering around to get in position to climb down
MM A crop of her maneuvering around to get in position to climb down
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MM Leopard starting to climb the riverbank
MM Leopard starting to climb the riverbank
MM impala
MM impala
MM Hard boss
MM Hard boss
MM Look how fat this lion's stomach is! No wonder he's thirsty.
MM Look how fat this lion's stomach is! No wonder he's thirsty.
MM Dwarf mongoose.  K told the ranger she wanted to take one home. He said - catch one and you can have it.
MM Dwarf mongoose. K told the ranger she wanted to take one home. He said - catch one and you can have it.
MM They aren't wearing socks.  They've been in the water.
MM They aren't wearing socks. They've been in the water.
MM Giraffes necking. They are fighting. More info below.
MM Giraffes "necking". They are fighting. More info below.
MM Very relaxed leopard in a tree.
MM Very relaxed leopard in a tree.
MM Another leopard in a tree
MM Another leopard in a tree
MM Rhino
MM Rhino
MM Cape Buffalo  New dentures?
MM Cape Buffalo New dentures?
MM This is a Genet.  Very dark, no flash, not a great shot.
MM This is a Genet. Very dark, no flash, not a great shot.
MM Not a great image but the best I have gotten of a steenbok
MM Not a great image but the best I have gotten of a steenbok
MM Martial Eagle
MM Martial Eagle
MM Leopard watching what he hopes will be his lunch.
MM Leopard watching what he hopes will be his lunch.
Rhino's have very large foreheads
Rhino's have very large foreheads
and small eyes.. Rhino cannot see very well but their sense of smell is very good.
and small eyes.. Rhino cannot see very well but their sense of smell is very good.
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MM Warthog
MM Warthog
MM We saw 2 leopards in a tree. The one at the top is a female. The lower one is male.
MM We saw 2 leopards in a tree. The one at the top is a female. The lower one is male.
The male had a duiker and our ranger believed it was killed by the female.
The male had a duiker and our ranger believed it was killed by the female.
MM Close up of the male.
MM Close up of the male.
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MM One of the Split Rock Male lions.  Styx Pride.
MM One of the Split Rock Male lions. Styx Pride.
MM Sad looking lion
MM Sad looking lion
Etosha, Namibia  Kudu
Etosha, Namibia Kudu
Etosha - we saw this jackal at the waterhole.
Etosha - we saw this jackal at the waterhole.
Etosha - These mongoose, mongeese, mongooses? were sure watching the jackal.
Etosha - These mongoose, mongeese, mongooses? were sure watching the jackal.
Etosha - I guess he didn't scare them too bad because they barely looked when he walked by.
Etosha - I guess he didn't scare them too bad because they barely looked when he walked by.
Etosha - Oryx (or Gemsbok)
Etosha - Oryx (or Gemsbok)
Etosha - Every time there are zebra together, there will be some horseplay!
Etosha - Every time there are zebra together, there will be some horseplay!
Etosha - Giraffe slinging the water after drinking
Etosha - Giraffe slinging the water after drinking
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These signs at the toilets in Etosha just cracked me up. I think they've had them awhile.
These signs at the toilets in Etosha just cracked me up. I think they've had them awhile.
Ladies Room.  I really felt underdressed in my safari clothes.
Ladies Room. I really felt underdressed in my safari clothes.
Zebras are like snowflakes with no 2 patterns alike.  Look at the rump of the little guy. I've never seen that before.
Zebras are like snowflakes with no 2 patterns alike. Look at the rump of the little guy. I've never seen that before.
They must be good parents. Look at all the little chicks in the grass.
They must be good parents. Look at all the little chicks in the grass.
The zebra left the others in the dust!  I forget how large giraffes really are until I see them next to something else.
The zebra left the others in the dust! I forget how large giraffes really are until I see them next to something else.
All ready for the game drive.
All ready for the game drive.
Kudu crossing sign in Namibia (taken thru the back window glass).
Kudu crossing sign in Namibia (taken thru the back window glass).
Have you ever looked at ostrich legs before?
Have you ever looked at ostrich legs before?
or their feathers?
or their feathers?
or their heads
or their heads
or their feet?  Pretty crazy!
or their feet? Pretty crazy!
San bushmen paintings at a private farm in Namibia. Shards of pottery found here were dated in the U.S. and est 2000 yrs old
San bushmen paintings at a private farm in Namibia. Shards of pottery found here were "dated" in the U.S. and est 2000 yrs old
This is where we saw the paintings.  C is looking at one now.
This is where we saw the paintings. C is looking at one now.
View from where we saw the paintings
View from where we saw the paintings
Can you see the rhino. Laying on his back, there's a hump at shoulder, then his ear and then the 2 horns
Can you see the rhino. Laying on his back, there's a hump at shoulder, then his ear and then the 2 horns
zebra/horse
zebra/horse
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MM What a little cutie.
MM What a little cutie.
MM Baboon.  Singing opera?
MM Baboon. Singing opera?
MM I really wanted a shot of a LBR flying.  This is the best I got this trip. One flying, one perched.
MM I really wanted a shot of a LBR flying. This is the best I got this trip. One flying, one perched.
MM Look, woman. When I say no I mean no!
MM Look, woman. When I say no I mean no!
Swishing her tail around hoping he'll say YES.
Swishing her tail around hoping he'll say YES.
MM Male warthog (I think).  Just a little piggy.
MM Male warthog (I think). Just a little piggy.
MM Oxpeckers.  Just along for the ride.
MM Oxpeckers. Just along for the ride.
MM A little cub after eating warthog.  His mom lost her tail a few months before this and couldn't hunt for awhile.
MM A little cub after eating warthog. His mom lost her tail a few months before this and couldn't hunt for awhile.
MM Impala herd
MM Impala herd
MM One of the Split Rock Males at MalaMala, Styx Pride.  This photo was taken 6-28-06 and he died July 8th. Very sad.
MM One of the Split Rock Males at MalaMala, Styx Pride. This photo was taken 6-28-06 and he died July 8th. Very sad.
MM tea, coffee break
MM tea, coffee break
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