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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr View Post
    Great thread Mo and I am very jealous. I was up there end of 2006. Love the place and studied the work of Seub Nakhasathien many years ago now and was great see the statue of the great man in the park. A few pics of my trip there are here (Wayne Kerr's Isaan Sojourn). The tiger prints you shot are bloody huge .

    Nice shots. I have yet to go to Huai Kha Khaeng but there may be a future trip within the next month or two.

    I have heard rumors that there may still be a herd of elephants in these parks. Now that would be something to see.

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    Yeah I heard about the herds of elephants in Huai Kha Khaeng, a friend even told me there are a few white elephants amongst them too. I could really use a week or two up there.

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    great thread, love the pics, green!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobs00
    It is a muntjac or barking deer
    Got them in England. One of my sister's boyfriends hit one once at about 70mph. Made a right mess of the car and the deer.

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    Ashame no wildlife pictures, but very awesome for certain.

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    I can’t believe I forgot this one. Here is a video I took at the spot where I saw the barking deer. Turn your speakers up and listen to all the sounds. Enjoy.






    Maybe an admin could link this directly to this post/thread????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rascal View Post
    Ashame no wildlife pictures, but very awesome for certain.
    Yeah I know. It really isn't as easy as it seems to get good shots of animals even in a jungle that is full of them. Waiting and looking for animals reminded me a lot of hunting. I did have "buck fever" when the baking deer walked up on me. The adrenaline rush, shaking, and sweats, not to mention fear of not knowing exactly what was coming.

    Bruce in fact was always a hunter here in Thailand. About 15-20 years ago he was out with Wade in Sai Yoke and shot his first Gaur. It was huge. Something happened then and he has since only hunted with his camera. He has made it his mission to preserve the flora and fauna of Thailand through his books because soon it will be gone.

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    This is a great thread, the area is superb territory and you are covering the same well.

    How did your strategically placed cameras do in general, anything interesting?


    Well done, excellent work green en route.

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    Thung Yai HQ – June 14, 2007









    Today I actually got to sleep in and as a bonus I took a dump in a toilet instead of a bucket. I think I woke up around 7am.




    I looked around camp and found a small stream out back.







    I followed the stream and must have spooked a deer as I heard loud crashing coming down the hill from my left, splashing in the stream and more crashing up the other side towards my right.





    I walked for what seemed like 2kms and didn’t see much but a few birds. At this point I was starting to get a bit nervous and thought maybe I should head back and follow the stream to camp. I pushed forward though and about 100 meters from there I came to the road.







    So I am now standing on this road in the middle of the jungle. Do I go left.......








    or do I go right? We have chains on the tires that leave distinctive marks on the road. I looked around and thought I saw them but then again??? Maybe not???









    I rolled the dice and took the trail to the left and after about a km I made it back to the camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathos View Post
    This is a great thread, the area is superb territory and you are covering the same well.

    How did your strategically placed cameras do in general, anything interesting?


    Well done, excellent work green en route.

    Thanks. This time the camera traps didn't produce much; some civets, barking deer and Sambar. We set up traps this time for tiger, gaur and tapir along trails with signs from them, there were a couple of gaur shots but nothing usable.

    On previous trips he has camera trapped tiger, leopard, gaur, water buffalo, bantaeng, elephant and tapir.

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    I got back and we ate breakfast. After this a ranger is going to take us to a large mineral lick/lake.








    They built this brand new bridge. It was still shiny and green when we got there.




    It was a ways down if you fell.




    This if the trail through the jungle to the lick. It is just another game trail trampled down by herd of cattle or deer.





    This is the biggest mineral lick I have seen so far but I am told there are much bigger ones in the park. They are everywhere and I am sure most are unknown deep in the jungle. There is animal tracks and sign everywhere. Mostly from herds of Gaur.






    We set Bruce up in his blind and then went off to set up another camera trap on a game trail.




    The camera trap is on the tree to the right. These game trails are massive. Look how wide it is from left to right. They think the herd of Gaur here is about fifty strong.






    We then head back to camp leaving Bruce there till after dusk. The boys will go get him later. Notice the trail we took on the other side of the riverbank.

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    The boys went to get Bruce and they all came back and we had dinner.


    As Charlie was washing the dishes outside he all of sudden came back with a ghostly look on his face and said he heard something. He was scared to death! I wish I would have taken a photo then but missed my chance.




    Here’s Charlie! He kind of looks like a bare knuckle boxer from the 20’s, minus about 100 pounds.






    We set up a couple of flashes and waited around. Turns out it was just a civet, but exciting none the less. It was the first time I got to see one and it came right up to the house looking for food. It must have been pretty close to Charlie as they didn’t spook easily. I didn’t get a photo but Bruce did. There were quite a few around camp that night and we could here them fighting with each other. This is a photo I pulled off the net.

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    Thung Yai – June 15, 2007

    This is the last day of my trip. It was the most amazing thing I have ever done.

    We arrived back to the ranger station where we spent out first night.







    The rangers tell us they have found sign from Tapir and Tiger just 200 meters from camp. We followed them to the spot next to a stream. I wandered around and found some Tapir tracks on the other side.






    This strangler fig was enormous and had so many things living on it. It was like it had its own mini ecosystem.




    We did our final packing and I had a chance to take a few more photos. This is when I took my most famous photo. (see below)







    The road out was a bit rough going.






    We stopped near the exit to wash the truck down.






    Good as new.






    This is a pic of our group, Bruce, myself, Say, Sompon, Charlie and Wade.








    I found this average looking butterfly near the first camp and took a couple of shots of it. Little did I know this would be my first published photo. Bruce decided to put 3 of my pics in his new book. He calls me up one day to say he liked the shot of my butterfly. He then told me the name of my first published photo; it’s a “Pansy Butterfly”. WTF. I thought he was joking and wouldn’t believe it till I looked it up on the net and there it was: Junonia lemonias, commonly know as the Lemon Pansy Butterfly.

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    So that was my trip. I have a few more photos I need to find and will post them in the coming weeks.

    As a side note: I was shooting with two cameras. A canon powershot SD630, which I used to take all the photos posted here so far and a Canon Digital SLR. I have yet to organize the photos from the DSLR as it belongs to Bruce and I have been to lazy to get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobs00 View Post
    Thung Yai – June 15, 2007









    I found this average looking butterfly near the first camp and took a couple of shots of it. Little did I know this would be my first published photo. Bruce decided to put 3 of my pics in his new book. He calls me up one day to say he liked the shot of my butterfly. He then told me the name of my first published photo; it’s a “Pansy Butterfly”. WTF. I thought he was joking and wouldn’t believe it till I looked it up on the net and there it was: Junonia lemonias, commonly know as the Lemon Pansy Butterfly.
    I have lots of books showing the Lemon Pansy and have taken several hundred myself in Makham but NONE compare! What a shot. Don't give anything but one-time rights!

    It is seldom that you get the perfect specimen and the correct lighting to show off the details AND the great focus. It is truly rare that you can discern the scales as well as you've captured.

    excellent

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    Excellent stuff.

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    Here are a few more.


    This barking deer I got when I was sitting at the small mineral lick.




    This one wandered into camp. There was also a mineral lick at the ranger station and this was where it was headed.





    This was the snake that had just eaten a bird.



    This bird has a spider in its mouth.




    These butterfly's were licking salt off the boots.




    The reflection in a pool of water.


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    nice, green

    gotta spread some first
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    nice, green

    gotta spread some first


    Are you holding my greens hostage now????

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    yeah and i aint giving them up yet

    just kiddin, youre doing some nice pics and threads mobs nice work

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobs00 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    nice, green

    gotta spread some first


    Are you holding my greens hostage now????
    Not me !!!
    one on its way !

    Gotta spread some first though!


    Owe you one !!!

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    ^ ^ How can you tell how many I've given? Are you spying on me?

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    havent a clue how to do that mobs, just know ive sent you afew and cant send anymore yet

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    & I like you too! Thanks. So much bonding here.....

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    spread some love!

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