Hydromet wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:12 am
If these wankers really want to show how brave and skillful they are, let's see them track down their prey, with a camera, lens limited to say 300mm focal length, and get some nice, candid shots of some big game. Evens up the odds just a bit.
Yes indeed Hydro which is exactly what we do, don't know about the 300mm though. I bet that they didn't even track those ellies they knew where they were. We have spent hours tracking animals and sometimes never found them but we find the actual activity interesting and usually rewarding. We spent 4 hours once tracking a cheetah with two cubs. Very difficult terrain to track due to short grass, can't see the tracks. Gave up at dusk and went back to camp to find a leopard lying by the side of the path. For the record ellies are easy to track. They can't exactly walk on tip toes and always leave a whole trail of dung. You can tell the age by the size of the prints and the older they are the smoother their pads become. You can tell the sex by where the urine has landed in relation to the track. Right, that is the ellie tracking lesson for today. Tomorrow we will do the difference between leopard and hyena tracks, both the same size and similar.
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