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Trip Information
Trip Date:2007-10-03 - 2007-10-25
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Countries visited:South Africa
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by Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 7464 N: 74] (30441)
October 2007

20 days shooting

Consecutive Restcamps:
Berg en Dal (1) 04-05 October
Skukuza (4) 05-08 October
Olifants (1) 08-09 October
Mopani (4) 09-13 October
Shingwedzi (4) 13-17 October
Letaba (4) 17-21 October
Skukuza (3) 21-24 October

Entered through Malelane Gate, first Restcamp was Berg-en-Dal, most Northern Restcamp was Shingwedzi then going back Southwards to finally last Restcamp Skukuza (back again), leaving Kruger National Park through once again Malelane Gate.

Self drive.
Approximate 3200 km in Kruger. Car: Toyota Corolla 1.4.
Images: released the shutter approximate between 15000 and 20000 times.

Dedicated to South Africa and its people. More specifically all the Kruger National Park stakeholders.

Equipment:
Body:
MarkIII, 5D, 350D
Lenses:
400mm 2.8 L,
70-200mm 2.8 L,
EFs wide angle(not used)
Sigma Macro 150mm (used but not for Macro purposes)
Monopod
Beanbag: hardly used
Cards: CF(8GB, 4GB,...) and SD(4 and 1 GB)

Evening back up:
Laptop
2 external USB harddisks






20 days self drive adventure through the wilderness called Kruger National Park.
The Kruger National Park is a game reserve consisting of almost 20000 square kilometers of woodland savanna.
Belgium (my country) covers an area of approximate 30000 square kilometers. So a 2/3 ratio.
It sits in the South African lowveld between the Northern Drakensberg and the Mozambique coastal plains.
It has a variety of savanna habitats, ranging from high-rain
fall wooded mountains to semi-arid grassland plains. It has an abundance of wildlife.

Period: October; usually the beginning of the rainy season; very hot if rains are late.

Landscape: New grass emerges on the savanna; bulbuous plants begin appearing, mopaneveld becomes green

Animals: good game viewing as bush is still not too thick; birds engage in courtship rituals; steppe eagle begins to arrive,...

Sunrise-sunset: 5:22 -18:00

Temps: 16-32


Hope you enjoy it.
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