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Duke University Trip to South Africa April- May 2018
You are on Best Photos page one      see more  on        Best Photos page two
At the bottom of the page you will see links to other photos taken on our wonderful trip.


Here are some of the better Photos I took on the Trip. I am happy to share these with fellow travelers on the trip. I would appreciate it if you would give me credit for taking the photos. Here is how I have organized the photos:
Out of all the photos there are few that are pretty good, and I am posting them on this page.  I will then link to a second and third page where I will focus on different animals. As an example I will have a page of just elephants I photographed.  (See bottom of page for the links)

 There will also be a video of the entire trip, but I have not finished that yet.  I am sending this out just to give you the first version.  All of these photos are LARGE, and will take a while to load. If it is too large for your computer, let me know.
Lion Impressive
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This is not the “impressive” lion

Elephant drinking water
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delete  and add monitor lizard information.Bird Landing  I guess this is a  hawk  I didn’t remember taking it recently.  I right clicked on the original photo and see it was taken October 6 2012.  I suppose I should remove it before I send this episole on, so enjoy it until then.  I am sorry it is one of the best photos.


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Birds on Rock  outside Cape Town

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Jan, The birds were on these rocks, and the first photo I took (below) I could not make out anything.  With my camera, and it’s telephoto lens I was able to bring these into focus.

Birds on the rocks with normal settings.

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Yellow Billed Hornbill

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Jan’s Lion ... She thought it was coming right after her to have for dinner.  This photo was taken by Lydia with Jack’s Samsung cell phone.

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This is of Loveness who was in charge of the gift shop at Thorny Bush.  The lion was a painting or photo on the wall behind her.  I sent her an email of the photo.

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Hippo # 1    I was very pleased with these shots, mostley because of the details.  If you care to zoom in on each photo there is surprising detail. 

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Hippo #2  Note water droplets.

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Hippo # 3 Wide Open      He could use a better dentist.

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This entire page is probably too long and takes too long to load.  I will create another page for (best) photos.  I also will reduce the size so they can load faster.

Jan, yes there are seals behind the birds in the photo of the rocks.


Links to Elephants Page,   Baboon Page,  Bird PageGiraffe Page, Lion and Leopard Page,  Rovas Rail Page, and Miscellaneous Photos Page

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