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10000 People Gathered Around The Lake, 10 Minutes Later Everyone Was Shocked…

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , on November 30, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

Built among boulders in the dry and arid Dogon county in Mali, at the foot of an incredible 500 meter high escarpment, lies a small village called Bamba.

Everything here is parched as the dry season reaches its peak, leaving only one sacred pond full of catfish.

Every year, an ancient fishing ritual called Antogo is carried out in the lake – a spectacle that is worth seeing. Fishing in the lake is strictly prohibited throughout the year, but the day Antogo is celebrated, hundreds of men jump into the lake grabbing fishes with their bare hands. The frenzy lasts for only about 15 minutes. The intensity of the moment is extreme, huge, and overwhelming…..(….)

TO BE CONTINUED ON

http://mb.ntd.tv/2016/11/14/10000-people-gathered-around-lake-10-minutes-later-everyone-really-shocked/

Wildlife photographer David Yarrow snaps amazing picture of lion jumping South African stream

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , on January 16, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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The Lion King: David Yarrow studied the creature’s behaviour in order to capture this perfect shot of a lion jumping over an African stream

 

Pink River is Real

Posted in 2016 with tags , , , , on January 12, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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This is Lake Retba in Senegal and is actually pink. This is caused by the high concentration of salt in the water (Up to 40%) which created a high concentration of “dunaliella salina” a salt eating bacteria, which turns pink. The salt is harvested and sold locally.

Peter Adams flies above the Okavango Delta, Botswana, leaning out of a helicopter and photographing animals such as Elephants who Look from above so Small!

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , , , , , , on August 16, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Wild animals have been made to look like tiny insects in these awe-inspiring aerial shots taken by Peter Adams, a British photographer. From swirling buffalo to a tower or herd of giraffes marching along single file, happy hippos having a swim and a solo elephant wanting a bit of alone time, these pictures give a different perspective on ‘big game’ life on the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Peter Adams was able to snap these amazing shots by leaning out of a Robinson R44 helicopter some 3,000ft in the air, with the door removed for greater access

Some African Wisdom

Posted in animals with tags , , , on March 8, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Photographer Jerome Guillaumot came across the scene of a Mongoose taking on FOUR lions… and winning!

Posted in 2014, animals with tags , , , , on September 2, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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They are known as being among the most dangerous predators in the world, but these four lions were left with their tails between their legs after they were brought down a peg or two by a brave mongoose.

Despite being much smaller than its four challengers, the aggressive mongoose growled at the big cats and even bit one of them on the nose.

Photographer Jerome Guillaumot came across the scene in the Masaa Mara National Park, in Kenya, after spotting the four young lions surrounding the terrified marsh mongoose.

It soon became apparent however that the carnivore, while being less than 2ft tall, could handle itself as it avoided each attack by dodging and growling at the lions.

The mongoose finally managed to escape from the predators into a nearby hole, but remarkably re-emerged to re-engage the confused cats.

Mr Guillaumot, 54, from Montpellier, in France, said: ‘She was watching out for the lions that were still around.

‘Then against all odds, she ran out of her hiding place and the fight resumed. Why did she take this risk? Impossible to know.

‘But she was still fighting fiercely. In some way, the confrontation changed. The lions seemed confused, uncertain what to do.’

After bewildering the lions further, the mongoose made its final escape into a covered area unscathed and the predators were left to lick their wounds.

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