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Good day.....
Just back from a great morning game drive....
Thank you so much to all for your c & c's on my mono lioness. Also to George Platis, Lynette (Lynniesefforts) and Marktc for their UA's much appreciated.
We came across this crocodile sunning himself on the other side of a big waterhole....V2 the bigger picture
Also yesterday on our way back to the lodge, we saw what looked like a branch lying right across the track...as thick as a mans arm...as we were a few metres away our Tracker sitting on the front of the vehicle shouted Stop!!!!! Our Ranger was still skidding to a stop when it reared up as high as a metre and a half...a lethal Black mamba....his head the size of a saucer....well at the same time as our Tracker threw himself sideways over the bonnet our ranger slapped the vehicle into reverse....how we missed the strike I have no idea.....it then slithered off into the bush....we estimate it to be 2.5m in length....a close shave with death....sadly my camera was in my bag....
Have a nice dayGrin

Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
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Date Taken:15 Mar 2014 - 7:20 AM
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Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:17 Mar 2014 - 8:32 AM
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ddolfelin Plus Member 373 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 8:39 AM

Quite an experience!
Love the picture today.
Two for the price of one.

17 Mar 2014 - 8:43 AM

Super reflection. These creatures always amaze me as when they dry off out of the water they look as though they are turned to stone - and usually have their mouths open!
Bet that was very scary with the snake - ugh - keep safe! Smile


CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 9:00 AM

What a horrible experience for you all, Colleen, thank goodness no-one was hurt Sad A fabulous image of the croc with reflection. Carol

Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Mar 2014 - 9:03 AM

Excellent Colleen, great reflection,

debu  5 India
17 Mar 2014 - 9:04 AM

Great shot, very nicely captured.

Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 9:07 AM

Superb reflections Colleen. Your guardian angel was with you on your trip.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

senn Plus Member 4senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 9:09 AM

excellent pose, .. impressive take

CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 9:27 AM

The snake sounded huge 'The one that got away' this time just as well!
A very could reflection shot.

Danny1970 Plus Member 261 forum postsDanny1970 vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 - 9:40 AM

Superb capture, love the reflections!


NDODS Plus Member 44300 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 9:51 AM

Quite an experience Colleen. Two beautiful captures Image one being the preferred variant.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

AnnJ  3 Scotland
17 Mar 2014 - 10:04 AM

Great shot of the croc, but I don't like getting close to either it or a Black Mamba! I have never seen one as big as the one you described, nor do i want to....they are deadly!! You must have all felt very shaken by the experience. Ann.

Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 - 10:30 AM

Two stunning images Colleen. Perfectly captured. As far as the Black mamba is concerned -thats living life in the fast lane, phew TongueTongue


17 Mar 2014 - 11:00 AM

good reflections and he has one eye firmly on you by the looks of it you will treat branch looking object with a little more care in future mefinks


ColleenA Plus Member 3305 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 11:14 AM

Quote: Good reflections and he has one eye firmly on you by the looks of it you will treat branch looking object with a little more care in future mefinks

You're not kidding Graham, I am very wary now, even look up into the thatch at the lodge and everything on the pathway where I walk....scary living in the bush at this time of the year, even the spiders are bigger

Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom86 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 11:14 AM

Merciful heavens Colleen - will you not be glad to get home
after mud and Mambas?
I'll bet you had a few gin and tonics that night!
Great images of the croc but your story will be with me all day.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Bravdo Plus Member 7Bravdo vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 11:14 AM

Great capture and good reflection, to close for meGrin V1 for me


brandish Plus Member 1brandish vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 - 11:24 AM

4 for the price of 1,very nice Colleen,ugly brutes,came across them frequently in Borneo and Kenya but could never really warm to them.

Bantu  2 India
17 Mar 2014 - 12:26 PM

Beautiful closeup,lovely light.

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 12:42 PM

Blimey, Colleen, you do sound to be living dangerously! Sad Two great shots of Mr Croc here, he seems to be pondering whether or not you're worth having for lunch! Wink
Trev Smile

marshfam19 Plus Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 - 1:02 PM

Love today's image, not so sure about your experience though. Keep safe.

Mary Grin

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 1:26 PM

Two excellent croc shots but as for the mamba experience!! Don't think my nerves could stand that!!!!!!

Drighlynne Plus Member 455 forum postsDrighlynne vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 - 1:27 PM

Hope you were well away from it. Great shot though.

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 1:44 PM

Good sighting, a sharp reflection!

williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 2:02 PM

it must have been a canon he did not like it a super shot


Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 3:25 PM

Wow!!! some experience Colleen, great capture of the croc and the reflectionSmile


pentaxpatty Plus Member 2pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 3:27 PM

Excellent Colleen wonderful reflections here, I love these and interesting write up too , your trip sounds so exciting Grin

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 4:21 PM

Good shots Colleen.
And a scary experience for you too I would imagine !!

anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
17 Mar 2014 - 4:24 PM

To Quote you colleen. "WOW, WOW,WOW" excellent work


GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 5:42 PM

Superb captures, Colleen! Great details and reflections!

mistere Plus Member 2mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 5:58 PM

Great pictures Colleen, love V2. How's the heart-rate? calmed down yet SmileSmile
Camera in your bag tut-tutSad.


brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 6:07 PM

Great wildlife images, great reflections

HarrietH Plus Member 5279 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
17 Mar 2014 - 6:17 PM

Just as well the guide didn't fall off, Mambas are not to be fooled with.
P.S. I hate, absolutely hate, crocodiles.


jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Mar 2014 - 7:37 PM

A great capture of the crocodile and I am so glad that I do not have to experience what you did. A bit frightening


ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 8:04 PM

Great image, wow Colleen you do live dangerously, my heart is still thumping, I hate snakes,

Ali GrinGrin

Stephen_B Plus Member 9Stephen_B vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 - 8:14 PM


Is it not time to try a few peaceful still life images rather than all this dangerous wildlife stuff LOL

Great images


Mike_Smith Plus Member 8231 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 8:58 PM

Wow cracking pictures, superb reflection. Wish i was there i would love it

Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 - 9:39 PM

Great shot Colleen. Wow amazing about the snake. I would not like that at all! Cathy

AnneB50  3118 forum posts Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 11:05 PM

2 super shots. I agree with all the other comments about the snake, just as well you had an experienced tracker with you!


Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
18 Mar 2014 - 2:41 AM

Wow Colleen, you sure live the life!!! Two fantastic images today, love the reflections.

Lynette Grin

Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 - 6:21 AM

Amazing capture of the big croc! The reflection was so good I thought at first it was two!!! Grin
Brave lady to come face to face with a Black Mamba... They are rather vicious and full of venom I hear...
In South America I came across some very large anacondas in the amazon but I think your snakes are more dangerous...
Thank goodness nobody got hurt...

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2014 - 6:36 AM


BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2014 - 5:59 PM

Another great wildlife imageGrin. I hope you go back and look for the snake again, there isn't many Black Mamba snakes on epz!WinkTongue

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2014 - 6:58 PM

Beautiful, the animal and the images.

18 Mar 2014 - 8:16 PM

Lovely reflection - two for the price of one!!! Glad you didn't get bitten by the snake, don't want you to suddenly go offline!!

gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 4:12 PM

Maybe 2 crocodiles that look one to each other... and 2 worlds ( real/virtual)...
Nice set

21 Mar 2014 - 5:30 PM

A beautiful image Colleen but I wish I hadn't read about the mamba - I have a dread of snakes.


Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2014 - 8:37 PM

Two cracking versions Colleen, those reflections are sublime. Your daring escapades make Simon Fletcher's tall tales appear quite tame!Grin

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