Wild About Animals
New members come, and say Hello
Plant a seed and watch it grow
Old Members why not share your news
We have loads more for you to choose
Guests your welcome to have a look
but why not sign up and then get hooked!
To All its a pleasure to have you with us

Note: New Members are expected to post within one Month of joining, and post on a fairly regular basis.

Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Page 1 of 20 1, 2, 3 ... 10 ... 20  Next

Go down

Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Laikipia on Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:39 am

Another webcam - from National Geographic

Pete's Pond, Botswana, Africa

One man's passion to protect Botswana's wildlife and give animals room to run free in expanded territory has led to a success story at Mashatu Game Reserve. Pete Le Roux believed wildlife could repopulate the reserve if they avoided the Limpopo River, where poachers lurked. Using the remnants of an old irrigation system from the area's failed attempts to grow cotton, he carved Pete's Pond into the landscape as an alternative watering source—and as his answer to the rampant poaching and senseless killing of Africa's wildlife. The idea worked.

"We have effectively taken an area that was unsuccessful agricultural land and turned it into a viable wildlife preserve," says Le Roux as he gazes out on the pond. "That is the most rewarding thing we've done here, to see the game come back."

The greater vision is to build links between all of the country's national parks and reserves, an initiative championed in the late 1990s by former South African President Nelson Mandela. Progress is being made, but challenges remain to ensure the survival of Africa's largest wild species


http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/wildcamafrica/

avatar
Laikipia
Moderator

Posts : 16153
Join date : 2010-05-13
Age : 58
Location : Cheshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Laikipia on Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:42 am

I had forgotten about this cam, so just checked it now



two very flighty zebra - quick drink and off .........



Lai
avatar
Laikipia
Moderator

Posts : 16153
Join date : 2010-05-13
Age : 58
Location : Cheshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  whitestarling on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:53 am

Good try Lai, but unfortunatly this cam has been down for ages. What your watching is a repeat its on a loop, and just keeps showing the same scene. Sorry to be a spoil sport, but it will save you time looking at it
WS
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Laikipia on Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:56 am

confused No Suspect what a DIS-ARSSSSSS-TER WS - i had no idea. It was a fun cam when it worked. Thanks for setting me straight on this WS.

Lai
avatar
Laikipia
Moderator

Posts : 16153
Join date : 2010-05-13
Age : 58
Location : Cheshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  littlewid on Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:37 pm

This was the cam I could never get. What a shame it's down and only looping old shots. Thanks for posting the Zebra though Lai, they are gorgeous Very Happy

littlewid-x-

_________________
LOVE ALL WILDLIFE
avatar
littlewid
Admin

Posts : 10464
Join date : 2009-12-28
Location : West Sussex

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Safari Maiden on Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:59 pm

With Djuma Live Safari cam going I thought I would look through some on the others to see if we can bring something up to replace it.

Petes Pond on NatGeo is still not up, but it seems to have moved to Wildearth.TV. The cam pics are good in colour and well lit at night. Im going to try and keep a good eye on it.

Here is the link: http://www.wildearth.tv/petes-pond-mashatu-botswana-africa-waterhole-wildlive-webcam-live

Enjoy

SM
avatar
Safari Maiden

Posts : 3392
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 48
Location : Midlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Safari Maiden on Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:25 pm

At Pete's Pond tonight:

Looks like Jackels have found a carcass next to the pond. It is on the very far side a long distance from the cams position so quite clear considering.


Definitely keeping an eye on this one.

SM
avatar
Safari Maiden

Posts : 3392
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 48
Location : Midlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  whitestarling on Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:02 pm

SM Brilliant great find. I had a look yesterday on the old link, and nothing doing. Those pics look really good, going for a look
Thanks SM

_________________
If I can make somebody smile, my day has been worthwhile
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  whitestarling on Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:41 pm

I managed to get this shot, just before my connection went on strike. Your right SM Jackels


WS

_________________
If I can make somebody smile, my day has been worthwhile
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Safari Maiden on Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:56 pm

Still watching it now WS. The Jackals are playing around the pond.

SM
avatar
Safari Maiden

Posts : 3392
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 48
Location : Midlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  whitestarling on Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:01 pm

There's some Hyenas there SM as well the carcass has vanished, and theyare all sniffing round for left overs


WS

_________________
If I can make somebody smile, my day has been worthwhile
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Safari Maiden on Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:09 pm

Not sure what this is. At first the face looked like a hyena to me, but when it bent to drink I say the mane. It is considerably larger than the Jackals. This cam is turning up some good stuff.



SM
avatar
Safari Maiden

Posts : 3392
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 48
Location : Midlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  whitestarling on Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:12 pm

Its brilliant considering its at night. I think its Hyena you could see quite a few animals skulking in the bushes a bit ago, and I'm sure I hear a Hyena laugh
Same shot SM
WS


Last edited by whitestarling on Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:12 pm; edited 1 time in total

_________________
If I can make somebody smile, my day has been worthwhile
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Safari Maiden on Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:12 pm

Snap WS! Though this hyena has no spots so wonder what kind it is.

SM
avatar
Safari Maiden

Posts : 3392
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 48
Location : Midlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  whitestarling on Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:14 pm

I think it might be the light reflecting off the water thats hiding the spots
WS

_________________
If I can make somebody smile, my day has been worthwhile
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Safari Maiden on Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:44 am

Its a hive of activity this morning:



SM
avatar
Safari Maiden

Posts : 3392
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 48
Location : Midlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Safari Maiden on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:25 am

avatar
Safari Maiden

Posts : 3392
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 48
Location : Midlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Safari Maiden on Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:55 pm

At Pete's Pond now:

avatar
Safari Maiden

Posts : 3392
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 48
Location : Midlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  whitestarling on Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:15 pm

Great shots of the Elles SM. Especialy the last one. Just checked now, but all quiet
WS

_________________
If I can make somebody smile, my day has been worthwhile
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  littlewid on Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:11 pm

Great pics SM. I didn't realise that the Djuma cam had gone........no more safaris Sad that is such a shame, how are we going to keep up with Karula and her boys and latest growing litter.

Pete's pond is the cam I couldn't get before but now it's moved to WE I can get it and take pics bounce
Nothing happening at the moment but heres how it is just now.

littlewid-x-

_________________
LOVE ALL WILDLIFE
avatar
littlewid
Admin

Posts : 10464
Join date : 2009-12-28
Location : West Sussex

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  whitestarling on Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:30 pm

There are some really big Fish in the Pond you can hear the splashes, and you could hear them last night. Not a very clear shot, but there's a couple in this shot



WS

_________________
If I can make somebody smile, my day has been worthwhile
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  whitestarling on Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:01 am

Some really clear shots this Morning




Thats one Big Water Monitor


WS

_________________
If I can make somebody smile, my day has been worthwhile
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Laikipia on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:21 am

WOW Pete's pond is back up and running via Wildearth, that's brilliant news and some lovely photos, thanks SM, WS and Littlewid.

Definitely one to watch.

Lai
avatar
Laikipia
Moderator

Posts : 16153
Join date : 2010-05-13
Age : 58
Location : Cheshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  whitestarling on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:34 pm

There was an Owl right at thw waters edge tonight. Dont know what species though, just kept taking a sip of water every now, and then






WS

_________________
If I can make somebody smile, my day has been worthwhile
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Laikipia on Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:37 am

Guess what WS - just tuned in and the owl is in the tree now, can't tell what it is though.



- it looks so peaceful at the moment.

Lai
avatar
Laikipia
Moderator

Posts : 16153
Join date : 2010-05-13
Age : 58
Location : Cheshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Wildcam Africa - Pete's Pond

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 20 1, 2, 3 ... 10 ... 20  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum