I thought I'd pass this on. We've watched some great animal scenes here and thought some of you may find it interesting too.
This is the email from the friend who sent it on to me with the link:
Here is the information about the live webcam at the watering hole in Africa. We have seen zebras, baboons, wildebeests, ducks or geese, turtles, deerlike animals, and more. Very interesting. If you see that the picture looks black and white, that means it is after dark in Africa, and in our experience you won't see much at that time. Best to watch at midnight or later, our time, when it is morning in Africa, or at 6 AM or later our time, when it is in the afternoon in Africa. They are 7 hours ahead of our Eastern Standard Time.
The camera is located at Nkoro Bush Lodge in the prestigious Sabi Sands Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park, in South Africa. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is named after two rivers that run through the area. The area is renowned for "the big five" - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. It is rated as one of the best reserves in Africa to see these large animals in their natural habitat, in particular leopard. The apparatus causes the camera to turn when motion is detected. It can be something as small as a dung beetle or rustling leaves of a bush, to large animals. Once the moving object is sighted, the camera zooms in and auto-focuses. If you right-click you can enlarge the picture to full screen size. Be sure your sound is on. At night you hear insects, and during the day you hear birds, plus other animal sounds.
Nkoro pan (panoramic camera) is located in the North Eastern corner of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and about 1km (0.62 miles) from the unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park. The Pan is situated at the bottom of an open plain, about 250m from Nkoro Bush Lodge and is frequented by a number of resident animals, in particular is the resident herd of wildebeest and impala and a family of warthogs that can often been seen drinking and wallowing in the mud. The camera is located on top of a termite mound on the Eastern side of the pan and looks Westerly when viewing the pan.
The camera is a day/night pan/tilt/zoom camera with an 18-power zoom with the ability of panning almost 360 degrees. The camera is fitted with infra red light for night time viewing. The Sabi Sands is very productive from a game viewing perspective throughout the year with a peak viewing over the winter months from May through to November. Nkoro Pan can be viewed on the Africam website on a 30s refresh rate or alternatively live real time streaming with audio on the Africam Wildlife Channel.
Click below to visit the watering hole. http://live.wildlife.wavelit.net/451OK
Have fun! We are really enjoying this a lot.