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etosha pictures

here are a couple of pictures i took in etosha national park in namibia in 2009

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Great photos!  I love the one

Great photos!  I love the one of the female lions sort of "out for a walk".  It would be funny to know what they are thinking.  Probably complaining about the guys.... lol

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Great pictures. I know a

Great pictures. I know a couple of people here in Colorado that will be hunting Namibia this fall and look forward to seeing the pictures they bring back.

 

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these pictures seem to be

these pictures seem to be popular (and i did take them personally) so here are some more.  i will put them in groups by animal for the next while.  giraffes anyone:yes:

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more pics

here are the black faced impala, found only at etosha, and not huntable of course.

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thanks - great shots

By all accounts Etosha is an amazing place for wildlife viewing and that sure seems to be born out by your photos.  I didn't get there when I was in Namibia (maybe next trip! God willing) but my brother in law and sister have been there several times.  They have some amazing photos too. 

It was quite frustrating for my brother in law who was splitting his vacation between a hunting safari and a photo safari in teh game parks.  He'd see tons of game (literally) in the wild life refuge areas and then spend all day trying to get a shot with the rifle outside of the protected areas.  He did take some nice plains game but they tell me that the wild life outside the park is nothing compared to what is inside.

Thanks for sharing your pictures

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in that first group of

in that first group of photos, check out the stallion zebra on the right! boy he's got a neck on him!

what a great oppertunity. i would love the oppertunity to go to namibia, but for sure, it won't be for photographs!

your pics are great! thanks for sharing them. you got see some more unique animals. I'm really fascinated by zebra and especially the hartmann's mountain zebra (native to namibia) i understand that they can be truly challenging to hunt, moreso than other plains game.

it looks like you had a good trip, but just out of curiousity, were there any bad insects in that area?... i hear horrific stories.

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in that first group of photos, check out the stallion zebra on the right! boy he's got a neck on him!

what a great oppertunity. i would love the oppertunity to go to namibia, but for sure, it won't be for photographs!

your pics are great! thanks for sharing them. you got see some more unique animals. I'm really fascinated by zebra and especially the hartmann's mountain zebra (native to namibia) i understand that they can be truly challenging to hunt, moreso than other plains game.

it looks like you had a good trip, but just out of curiousity, were there any bad insects in that area?... i hear horrific stories.

 

When I was in Namibia it was fairly dry so there were very few bugs except house flies.  But both farms I was on used liberal amounts of bug spray in fact I saw them spray down teh butchered meat with DOOM brand insecticide (YIKES!).

The zebra hunting was intense.  My brother in law took a Hartman's zebra inside Erango volcano crater.  That is a hunt worth going for and a place worth seeing. 

For more on Namibian zebra hunting check out the story section of this site for Arrow Flipper's story Se-he-bra (or some similar spelling).  He tells about it pretty well

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thanks for the comments.  i

thanks for the comments.  i think hunting the hartmann zebra in namibia was more difficult than the burchells zebra in tanzania.  i took two during my leaopard hunt.  for the first we stalked more than 1/2 mile, using little hills to block their view of us, finally scaling one of the taller hills and taking the shot from there, while draped over a rock with my feet hanging down.  i think of that as one of my better shots in my life.  the other, however, was more a bit of luck as we scaled a small hill in orfer to glass and there they were, just below the hill, and unaware of us at all.  it was still a good shot, but not difficult.  ( these are posted in my story of that hunt from 2007).

 

i had a few mosquitos, but mostly in the living quarters area, as there was usually a water tank nearby.  out in the bush, there were a few flies, especially if cattle were around, but no tsetse flies, black flies or anything similar, not in namibia.  etosha is technically in the malaria area of namibia, but i think that more applies up in the caprivi strip, which is riverine and likely has a lot more bugs. 

 

here copme the rhino pics.:D   i only saw them at night so make allowances, please.

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As usual, awesome photos! 

As usual, awesome photos!  Love the last one with the elephant in the foreground Thumbs up

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