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Lower Zambezi Miscellany

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Lower Zambezi Miscellany

Post  Safariman on Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:09 pm

Some additional photos of both wildlife and landscapes, which did not fit in with earlier posts, taken during my trip to The Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia in June.I have included a couple of odd zebra photos as their black and white stripes often create strange optical illusions which must make life very confusing for their predators!!!




Dawn over the Zambezi



Male Impala



A warthog family



The Zambezi River. The view from my tent!!



A lone male waterbuck watches a pod of hippo



A Nile monitor lizard



Female waterbuck



One of the many inlets off the Zambezi River



How many zebras?



What happened to my face?



Female impala in front of one of the many massive Baobab trees in the park



A pair of side-stripped Jackal. The first time I have ever seen this species of Jackal.



A typical waterhole which will dry-up well before the rains eventually come.



A young male Greater Kudu walking along the banks of the Zambezi



The serene Chongwe River in the early morning


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Post  Laikipia on Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:15 pm

You the man  Safariman. Those are lovely photos and just what is needed to cheer up the thought of work! I love the guess the number of zebra photo. Some beautiful pics and it surely makes me want to visit again. There is something really magical about the river and all life surrounding it.

Thanks for sharing.

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Post  Doogs on Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:46 pm

I'll second that You the man - just the thing to cheer me up after reading all these depressing reports from the terrible situation in Nairobi Crying or Very sad

What a stunning array of shots, colours and animals. That 1st shot at dawn is beautiful, what wonderful colours. What a view from your tent cheers Couple of lovely Impala shots, I do like them I love you I Agree re the optical illusion zebra shots can create.

Really lovely selection there Very Happy
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Post  whitestarling on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:34 am

I'll make it a hatrick You the man Beautiful dawn shot over the Zambezi, and I love the how many Zebra one, that was really well spotted Safaiman. The lone Waterbuck watching the Hippo pod looks like a painting, wonderful, and that is some size Baobab Tree.
Thanks for sharing your safari yet again.

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Post  littlewid on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:12 pm

Oh boy, thats a wonderful collection Safariman, I too love the dawn photo, what extreme colour, its spectacular. The male Impala scratching his itch is very amusing, I hope he felt better after his scratch. Warthogs were never one of my favourites but over the years I have come to quite like them and admire the mums with their young, so I enjoyed that photo. The vkew from your tent is enviable, I wished the view from my lounge window was like that, id never leave home! WS is right, the lone male water buck and hippos does look like a painting, he reminds me of a stag in the highlands. The Nile Monitor Lizard reminds me of a lizard we used to see sometimes on one of the cams, WS named her Miss Liz, so your Lizard brought back smiley memories of her. The female waterbuck have a real soft look about them and they are attractive animals arent they, I really like that picture of them. The sky in the inlet photo conjours up a bit of a windy day, its a sky you would like to paint if you could paint.......which I cant! Mmmmm how many Zebras, 2, 3 or 4 ??? I love that picture, its brilliant and also the one of whats happened to my face, that is a good illusion........its an ear! Loving the huge tree but love the female impala more, such gentle faces and doesnt the sun show of their coats brilliantly, they are so. Rich looking. That must have been amazing for you Safariman to see the side stripped jackal, arent they just beautiful, I do love that photo. I love the reflections in the waterhole picture and also they way the waterhole reflects the colour of the sky, its a beautiful photo. The young male Greater Kudo really does look as though he is having a gentle sunday strole, its a great picture. What a photo to finish with, the Chongwe river is just awesome for want of a better word, its a picture postcard photo, just stunning and I adore the reflection in the photo.
The others are right Safariman, You the man 

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Post  Safariman on Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:10 am

Thanks for all the positive comments everyone, I really enjoy posting the pictures as everytime I post a new thread it keeps the safari alive for me and brings back lots of happy memories. Unfortunately these are the last group of photos from my Lower Zambezi trip but its only just over a month to my next visit to Kenya so hopefully I will return with lots more photos and stories!!

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Post  Laikipia on Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:13 pm

http://i70.servimg.c  http://www.picgifs.c  That's good news that you are returning to Kenya soon Safariman. I've really enjoyed all your Zambia photos, so thanks for sharing them.


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Post  littlewid on Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:07 pm

    More photos and stories   thats music to my ears Safariman, im excited already as I really enjoy hearing about your trips and seeing all the wonderful photos. I bet you cant wait for the next month to go quickly bounce 

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