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Old Dec 29, 2006, 12:42 PM   #1
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The "Big Five", so called by old-time hunters due to the danger when hunting these animals, has become such a big hype in SA, it's about all that people want to find and view. I don't like it because it detracts from all the other small 1000's that are just as interesting. Anyway, here are the "Big Five"

1 - Black Rhino : Not a marvellous shot, but these are two of the 3,500 left in the world, we were happy to have found them out on a plain. That is afight wound on the mothers's flank


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Old Dec 29, 2006, 12:44 PM   #2
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2 : African or Cape Buffalo - Supposed to be more dangerous than a lion when cornered. I liked the "grouping" of these three. They were part of a herd of about 200 that crossed in front of us.
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3 : A little one of the big five - I love the way he got all twisted up with the long frond. This chap was in front of our chalet [with big mama of course], and he eventually smelled us, and did he give attitude !!]
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4 : A pride of 12 lion were "feasting" on a giraffe they had taken down 4 days prior to this shot being taken. By then, the abdomen cavity had filled with maggots [4 days of temperatures of 38 celsius]. The lion here took a last sniff at the putrid meat, sneezed and walked away:G
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5 : We rarely see Leopard, and when we do, it is normally virtually hidden in thickly covered leaves of a tree. This was an exciting appearance of this magnificent cat, who hung around on this dead tree for quite a while.

BTW, you could imaging him snarling at some unseen enemy under the tree, but I caught him at the beginning of a yawn :G:G
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Excellent! I especially like the cape buffalo and leopard.
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 6:40 PM   #7
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Good job Jake! Been waiting on these:-)I really like the Leopard... and Cape Buffalo next.
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Wonderful images Jake!!:shock::shock:

I like all of them!!

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Old Dec 29, 2006, 7:46 PM   #9
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outstanding shots, Jake - the leopard is just excellent! and the baby elephant is adorable!

cape buffalo are indeed very dangerous, and not just when cornered. they will charge without warning, and it generally takes something on the order of a TOW missile to stop one...
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I couldn't pick a favorite they all are great.

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