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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kruger NP – First Day Big 5

01 Dung Beetle
Dung Beetles find where elephants have been
It is almost unheard of to see all the Big 5 in one day yet that's what happened on my first visit to Kruger National Park which you can read about here.

28 comments:

Arija said...

What a wonderful adventure you are having! Tremendous to see all five in one day. I love the handsome elephant with his lovely tusks and all those great cats too.
If you can keep it up in this vein, we should be in for some great treats.

Love Arija

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Your trip is blessed! I am so happy for you! Can't imagine seeing the Big 5 all in one day. Amazing, Gaelyn. I do hope that necklace is YOUR necklace - you've earned the badge!

E. Michelle said...

What a wonderful trip!! The pictures are amazing and the necklace is gorgeous!

Carolyn said...

What a gift to be able to witness these magnificant animals in their natural environment and despite the "shaking" you have captured them beautifully. Congratulations Gaelyn. Enjoy your wonderful holdiay and your necklace is stunning.
Smiles

Ebie said...

Wow! what a wonderful experience! That is a stunning necklace!

Karen said...

Girl, just WOW! Breath taking is right! and you are the only person I know who could legitimately start a post with elephant poo...

What a marvelous thing to have experienced on Day 1! how in the heck are you going to top THAT???

Bill S. said...

Congrats on sighting the big 5. It sounds awesome. Enjoy the trip.

Camels & Chocolate said...

Yay for you! I hope I have as much luck next month. Also, this is making me super excited for my own jaunt to Kruger!

Dale Forbes said...

wow, you really are lucky. but then again, you did have Joan to show you about!

tell her she needs to find her cheetahs now!

happy trails,
Dale
http://alpinebirds.blogspot.com

Brit Gal Sarah said...

What a wonderful adventure you're having over there, love the piccies and report!

Ruth said...

Happy to hear you are off to a great start! Take care.

Diane AZ said...

I can hardly believe my eyes, that you already saw the Big 5 on day one! I love the leopard draped over the tree branch. I enjoyed all of the animal pictures, even the dung beetle.

blog with no name said...

Did you have to use your GO GIRL when that lion looked right at you? Glad that your trip is going so well! 19 days, but who's counting... ME!

Callie said...

So exciting! Thanks for taking us along on your safari. Great photos!

Elaine said...

Wow! Just seeing all of that in day must have had you trembling. What an exciting adventure you are on.

Evelyn Howard said...

These photos are awesome! Wow, what a fantastic experience.

Firefly said...

WOW! All five in one day, and that your first day nogal. Wonderful. You got to do that before me. I have seen all five, but never in one day. Good to see you are having a ball.

A human kind of human said...

You have posted and I did not see it till tonight... shocking! Well I am glad you saw all five, it is certainly not usual. Hope you and Joan are having the time of your lives and I will check everyday from now on.

Craver Vii said...

Yowsers! That's great that you got a chance to see all five!!

Barb said...

Gosh - what luck, Gaelyn! It looks as though those animals were posing for you!

Bibi said...

Oh, so many biiiig animals. I think I would have been more frightened of that elephant emerging from the brush than of the lions.

Will be following you more.

Pat said...

What a fantastic adventure you are having, Gaelyn! The animals you caught with your camera are so majestic and exotic---so cool!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: That Joan is an excellent guide and got you a neat show.

Jo said...

great photos - keep them coming. I have to go back to work :(

jeannette stgermain said...

Am so happy for you that you saw the big 5... -hope you have a travel log or diary with you?
BTW - nice necklace!

Susie of Arabia said...

The photos of the big 5 animals are incredible - you must feel like you're in heaven! I absolutely adore your new necklace - it's the perfect memento for this trip!

Jo said...

Oh wow! Gaelyn, what a treat to see all the big 5. We've never seen leopard in the KNP although where I grew up in Southern Rhodesia, leopard lurked around the compound where our village was. Never mind, even I became so choked up with excitement when I saw my first lion and you saw so many - and SO close. Well done! (((Hugs))) Jo

Craig Glenn said...

I would say you got the BIG SIX! Wow the African dung beetle! Very exciting day G!

Craig

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