Maun down to the Kalahari

I really wanted to be able to write letters to more than just a few people and haven’t had the chance while shooting. We were heading out at dawn, sleeping in the shade from lunch time and getting back to camp in the evenings and then have to set and re-calibrate cameras till at least 10 or 11pm , then, walk back to my tent while trying to decide if any of the green eyes watching me from the dark were lions. Yip, they have green eyes when you shine a torch at them, but then so do springbuck and gemsbok.

So, in 10 or 11 minute gaps between potential thunderstorms, I’d hoped to upload photo’s of the current adventure, but Satellite links turn out to be very intermittent, so here, a week later and some of the pics from Maun and then the trip down through the kalahari.

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Sunset on the Thamalakane river.

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Tim Liversedge’s deck…

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My AWESOME new hiking boots. Hot as the inside of a tank but miraculously my feet stay dry. Awesome. Did I mention they’re awesome.

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Its been a while since I’ve had my AC belt so well loaded…

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A truly epic tripod for the bush… and yes, I do use the phone where its velcro’d on. Calculator and Neg reports…

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Sunset in the Kalahari

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Wildebeest with Calves

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The brightest night in the last 65 years. Yes folks, that’s the moon. We were able to drive back well after sunset with our lights totally off and see perfectly, even spot game.

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Don on his way to his tent…

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Southern Cross

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The Kalahari has some amazing light… and storms

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10 points to anyone who can identify the bird

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Some very scattered thundershowers.

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Can you spot the lioness? Yeah, it really is a pic of a lion, with NO light.

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Don Searll and his new favorite toy.

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Tim Liversedge, our Director and cameraman, who may just throttle me for uploading this. He apparently doesn’t like pictures. I happen to like this one.

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The first flat tyre.

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Our water supply, which we found out had leaked out on the trip down… not a good thing to discover when you’ve just reached the central kalahari.

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One of the assistants took this while I was braving the muddy roads. About 20 seconds later and he would have had one with me getting a fateful of mud as I misjudged the depth of a puddle.

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A bit underexposed, but I like this pic… post wiping off the mud.

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Dinner prep – Day01

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~ by lionsoutsidemytent on March 31, 2011.

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