Here is a photo glimpse of our two Trails of Study in South Africa 2012:
This Boabob talking Tree looked right out of the Hollywood motion picture” Lord of the Rings”
A Vervet Monkey leaves similar size tracks to a young human and are great at providing long distance alarm calls that we easily picked up noting the leopards movements.
Ancient Sacred Site
What ….you give out tickets in this country too?
This is my favorite shot of the trip: our Board member Renie dragging a bait trail for our leopard tracking station.
…and Sandy; how’d you get back there this is a zoo?
…..one night we finally found the Hyena den and the pups.
Shangana traditional Village!
Ahh the little weasel an African version
Our camp kitchen
on Trail & heading out.
Fox Trail group shot-
Anti-poaching team: You guys didn’t land here for us….. did you?
Waterhole with Hippos
Doc explaining the finer details within a male leopard track
…..this was our prize awaiting us following a trail for 5.5 hours…these three White Rhino. Our hearts were pumping and soaring high as we backed away slowly from a distance of 45 feet.
Gary keeping it real!
Chris’s new picture for his matchmaker.com site
Tracking from the hot seat is a lot like being on point in a tracking team except you need to do the tracking while traveling at 25 kph. My awareness was stretched-
A special thanks to Sandy, Renie, Johann, Alessandra, Colin, Pickett, Jonas, Adriaan, Chris, Mike, Gary, Kersey, Doc, Neil, Surprise, Brian and all the animals of South Africa who helped make this a special and solid 3 weeks full of tracking adventures.