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"The Crossing"


Posted by rbrown10 on Sat May 23, 2020 1:07 pm

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Wildebeest crossing the Croc infested Mara River. Look at the eye of the lead animal. Wary? Apprehensive? Fear?

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by Carol Clarke on Sun May 24, 2020 10:12 am
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Nice angle with them crossing on the diagonal, Ron. Good detail, water action and lovely light. Who wouldn't be apprehensive of this dangerous crossing!

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by Ron Day on Sun May 24, 2020 1:30 pm
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An amazing and powerful action shot, Ron. Are there any statistics on the survival rate of such crossings?
 

by rbrown10 on Mon May 25, 2020 12:39 pm
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Hi Ron: I'm not aware of any statistics re: successful crossings. I've watched once in each of two years. I saw several crocs in the water but have seen only one attack. The Gnu got away after a twenty minute fight with what I swear was a 20 ft. croc. I was told that the wildebeest "cross for free" when the crocs are full. Makes sense.  I was going post a photo but some folks seemed a bit offended by one I posted of a Leopard carrying a baby Zebra up a tree.  The circle of life ain't always pretty.  
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by Ron Day on Mon May 25, 2020 1:36 pm
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rbrown10 wrote:
Hi Ron: I'm not aware of any statistics re: successful crossings. I've watched once in each of two years. I saw several crocs in the water but have seen only one attack. The Gnu got away after a twenty minute fight with what I swear was a 20 ft. croc. I was told that the wildebeest "cross for free" when the crocs are full. Makes sense.  I was going post a photo but some folks seemed a bit offended by one I posted of a Leopard carrying a baby Zebra up a tree.  The circle of life ain't always pretty.  
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Great information, Ron. Thank you.
 

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