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Trends come and go — memories last forever. This year, Wild is swapping Black Friday for Green Friday. Spend more time in nature, making memories with the ones you love, and investing in what's most important: https://www.wildcard.co.za/get-ready-for-green-friday-2018/ . . . . . #blackfridaygoesgreen #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Because the best things in life aren't things! Get ready for GREEN FRIDAY, your ticket to more than 80 national parks and reserves — for less. More details here (tell your friends!) 👇 https://www.wildcard.co.za/get-ready-for-green-friday-2018/ . . . . . #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
"The Seal" Imagination is a glorious thing, isn't it? I sent a bunch of pictures to a dear friend and before I could ask to help me pick one to post, he said, to my utter surprise, "nice seal". Apparently, while the pictures were loading, this one looked like a seal. So this not quite a seal but really a yellow-billed kite is dedicated to imagination and unconditional friendship. #goodfriendsarethebest #yellow_billed_kite  #Milvus_aegyptius #kite #birdofprey #bird_of_prey #Accipitridae #birdinflight #soar #bird #Addo #AddoElephantNationalPark #SANParks #Wildcardtravel #PortElizabeth #EasternCape #SouthAfrica #AfricaGeoPhoto #ThisIsSouthAfrica #neverstopexploring #wildlife #wildlifephotography #igramethical #EarthCapture #Canon #LiveForTheStory
Lohnt sich der Kauf einer Wildcard für die Reise nach Südafrika? Werbung ohne Auftrag Neu im Blog Link im Profil
Although a #WildCard membership will cost a bit more from 1 November 2018, it is still the most affordable way to discover more than 80 of southern Africa’s protected areas. Your Wild Card gives you free access to incomparable nature and wildlife destinations for one full year. Go where you want, when you want, without paying gate fees every time. Click on the link in our bio for more. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
What happens in a #pangolin rescue? When anti-poaching units save pangolins from captivity, it’s a rocky road to restore these singular creatures to health and to return them to the wild. Pangolins are top of the sightings wish list for many visitors to national parks. This elusive #African #animal is legendary for its unique armour, impressively long tongue and the habit of curling into a ball when threatened. Click in the link in our bio for the full article by Harriet Nimmo. Picture by Mike Kendrick. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
WIN! WIN! WIN! The wait is almost over for this year’s not-to-be-missed #WildShots Wildlife Photography Symposium on 1 December in Cape Town. #Wild is giving away two double tickets to this full-day session with some of the world’s most celebrated wildlife and nature #photographers . Click on the link in our bio and ENTER now. Picture by Hannes Lochner. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Exploring the Kruger National Park on foot is a thrilling way to see animals. On a guided dawn walk from Skukuza we were spoiled with sightings, but our guide’s insights were the real highlight. Wild contributor Hlengiwe Magagula writes: “Not long after passing through the Kruger National Park’s Phabeni Gate, I was following a little white hatchback when suddenly its brake lights lit up. I stopped to check their discovery – and found a little herd of impala staying cool in the shade of a thorn bush.” Click on the link in our bio for more. Picture by Denis Costello. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
There’s no doubt: #snakes are some of the coolest and most impressive species found in the #wild . They might not have arms or legs, but they sport a bunch of other fascinating characteristics that make them unique. With snake expert Johan Marais’s first-ever snake guide for #children , “Kids’ Snakes of Southern Africa”, both young and old alike will find joy in the ways and wonders of snakes. Click on the link in our bio for more. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram #books #natureguide #johanmarais
#WildShots2018 Meet the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Brent Stirton at Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Conference. Brent’s conservation photography has been published by National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Time and The New York Times. When and where? 1 December in Cape Town. Click on the link in our bio and BOOK NOW! Picture by Brent Stirton. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram #nedbank #wildshots #VAwaterfront
On 6 October 2018, #Wild and #CapeUnionMart bring youngsters fun and educational events to learn more about #snakes and #reptiles . Entry is free and includes snack packs and discounted shopping at Cape Union Mart. Book now to secure your seats in #CapeTown , #Johannesburg and #Durban . Click on the link in our bio to RSVP. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Have you ever wondered what happens in the #Kruger National Park after dark? Or longed to head deep into the bush, where few people ever set foot? A new bush braai activity, departing from Crocodile Bridge, now lets you in on the secret. Combining an afternoon game drive, #sundowners , dinner in the bush and a night drive, this guided outing is the quintessential Kruger experience. Click on the link in our bio for more. Picture courtesy of Royal Safaris. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
#September is peak #flowerseason in #WestCoast National Park. Give your #wildflower excursion a boost with these ten #tips : 1. If the sun isn’t shining, the flowers aren’t showing their faces. 2. Always adhere to the designated speed limit of 50km/h. 3. Why not celebrate spring with a festive lunch at #Geelbek Restaurant? 4. September is not only wildflower season, but also ideal for spotting southern right #whales from the Tsaarsbank area. Click on the link in our bio for more. Picture courtesy of #sanparks . #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
#Gamkaberg ’s new #heritage trail is a fascinating look at #khoisan culture and, for the first time, visitors to the reserve can now get to see some of its rock art. Wild and the #capetowntwins joined #capenature to explore the trail, which is an easy walk to a rock art site in #Tierkloof . The rock art is estimated to be between 1,500 and 2,000 years old. Did you know the #Khoisan mixed animal blood with egg white and plant juices to make their paint? #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Kick off #spring on a wild note and visit 19 national parks and 24 nature reserves this September for free. During #SANParksWeek and #CapeNature Free Access Week, South African day visitors pay no entry fees to discover South Africa’s natural #heritage . Picture courtesy of #SANParks . Click on the link in our bio for more. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
This month we lose our hearts to stone-built #wilderness accommodation: a charming stone cottage in the #Cederberg , luxury rock chalets at #MountainZebra National Park, and a picturesque stone camp in the heart of #Swaziland . Click on the link in our bio for the full list. Picture courtesy of Big Game Parks. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
It’s an unforgettable thrill spotting #Africa ’s #Big Five – the #lion , #leopard , #rhino , #elephant and Cape #buffalo . Give your bush credentials a wild boost and make it your mission to spot the Secret Seven. They are shy and elusive, and their physical appearance makes spotting them quite the challenge. Put your skills to the test and make it your mission to track down South Africa’s Secret Seven. Click on the link in our bio for more. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
A leopard tortoise in the #Kruger National Park should have known better than taking a nap next to Sable Dam. Here a hungry #crocodile does not think twice about devouring whatever it can close its jaw on. “Within a flash, the croc was on top of the sandbank. Seconds later, it returned to the water with a large leopard #tortoise wedged in its jaw. We couldn’t believe our eyes,” writes Abraham Mouton. Click on the link in our blog for the complete picture sequence. Picture by Abraham Mouton. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Xami Eco Lodge at #Gamkaberg Nature Reserve in the Little Karoo has just opened its doors. Complementing the reserve’s existing three eco lodges, #Xami was specifically designed to minimise the development footprint to one confined space on a wooden deck, says Dr Razeena Omar, #CapeNature ’s CEO. Picture courtesy of CapeNature. Click on the link in our bio for more. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Red Hartebeest spotted in Mokala National Park. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #sanparks #mokala #wildcardtravel #escapethecity #animalelite #wildmember #ishootwithorms #igscwildlife #canon #exploreafrica #menseselense
While Dad was busy unloading the car, nine-year-old Joubert de Wet could not wait to explore #Kgalagadi ’s Mata-Mata Rest Camp. Armed with his #camera , Joubert stumbled upon a remarkable sighting – ground #squirrels feasting on something rather peculiar. The squirrels weren’t tucking into their usual fare of seeds, berries, flowers or bulbs. Instead they were feeding on the carcass of a #Cape #turtle #dove . Click on the link in our bio for the full picture sequence. Picture by Joubert de Wet. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Politicians making ridiculous statements and the importance of calling them out on it... These are Cape Mountain Zebras, and although they never were abundant, they historically occurred throughout the mountain ranges of the southern Cape Province of South Africa. By 1922 however, only 400 were believed to survive. In 1936, when Minister of Lands Jan Kemp was asked to set aside a special reserve for the Cape mountain zebra, he replied: "No! They're just a lot of donkeys in football jerseys.” A year later, the Mountain Zebra National Park was established 😁 It hasn't been all successes from there on out, but in 2008 the Cape Mountain Zebra finally made it back from an Endangered status to a Vulnerable status on the IUCN Red List. And next to the Mountain Zebra National Park you'll be able to find the smallest of all zebra species in the Gamka Mountain Reserve, the Kamanassie Mountains, the Karoo National Park, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Camdeboo National Park, Commando Drift Nature Reserve, Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, Tsolowana Nature Reserve and the Gariep Dam Nature Reserve. #speakout #standforwhatyoubelievein #Equus_zebra_zebra #Cape_Mountain_Zebra #zebra #neverstopexploring #keepfeelingfascination #wildlife #wildlifephotography #igramethical #EarthCapture #Canon #LiveForTheStory #MountainZebraNationalPark #SANParks #Wildcardtravel #SouthAfrica #AfricaGeoPhoto #ThisIsSouthAfrica
The one that didn’t get away or ‘Catch of the day’? This black-backed jackal displayed some incredible hunting skills; he would head full throttle at the doves drinking; in the space of about 10 minutes he had caught 3 and devoured them just as swiftly ... extremely skilful and brutal hunter. Polentswa waterhole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park #Kalahari #kgalagaditransfrontierpark #kgalagadi #earthpix #earthcapture #natgeowild #natgeo #photosociety #wildlifephotography #travelafrica #botswanatourism #botswanaphotography #wildplanetphotomag #nikon #nikondeutschland #wildcardmagazine #wildcardtravel #sanparks #outdoorphotomag #naturesbestphotomagazine #gomagsa
#Kgalagadi ’s magnificent #birds of prey never disappoint and, even on days when the big cats are shy, there’s plenty of action. Romi Boom writes: “On my annual #autumn #pilgrimage to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, we tallied five cheetahs and a handsome #leopard , but once again the #raptor sightings – around almost every bend in the road – provided the most excitement. I was flummoxed to spot a shikra in the #Auob riverbed, where it was hunting from a high tree perch but no leafy canopy.” Click on the link in our blog for more prized #sightings . Picture by Romi Boom. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Addicted to #wildlife and #nature #photography ? Not to even mention inspiring tales and the inside scoop from professionals behind the lens? Get your fix at the annual and highly anticipated #WildShots Wildlife Photography Symposium in #CapeTown on 1 December 2018. Now in its seventh year, Wild Shots promises a truly unforgettable day when 13 of the world’s most celebrated wildlife and nature #photographers – from seven countries – will share gripping scenes from the #wilderness . Get booking – there’s only space for 280 delegates. Click on the link in our bio for more details. Picture by Marcus Jooste. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
New #Karoo #book a stunner! This very fine book makes me want to start packing right now for my next road trip, says Wild editor Romi Boom. “At the best of times, I have wanderlust, and having devoured Wild Karoo, the itch is just about unbearable. This rendition of a 4,000km journey through the Karoo is so entertaining and informative that I yearn to revisit all those familiar locations with new-found insight. The Wild Card gives free access to 12 of the #nature reserves and parks on Mitch Reardon’s itinerary.” Picture courtesy of Mitch Reardon. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram #struiknature
Golden Boy Young male #lion in #Addo , we spent a few hours with him and his brother. They weren't bothered in the least by all the cars jockeying for best position. The lions made it easy for everyone to get their closeups, they walked past every single car and posed. This one was laying next to our car, this was all that fitted in the frame with a 100mm lens. Of course, this doesn't happen very often! #feelingblessed #wildandfree #asitshouldbe #notapet #nottopet #stopcannedlionhunting #shutdownbreedingfacilities #AddoElephantNationPark #SANParks #Wildcardtravel #neverstopexploring #keepfeelingfascination #wildlife #wildlifephotography #igramethical #EarthCapture #Canon #LiveForTheStory #ThisIsSouthAfrica #AfricaGeoPhoto #EasternCape #PortElizabeth
“Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of visiting 18 of South Africa’s national parks. Aside from big and impressive #wildlife , we’re more than often surprised by our parks’ lesser-seen mammal species. But where to find them? Judging by our adventures, the #Kruger , #Kgalagadi , #Mokala and Mountain Zebra national parks rarely disappoint,” writes Wild contributor Mohammed Jinnah. Click on the link in our bio for more. Picture by Mohammed Jinnah. #batearedfox #honeybadger #brownhyena #porcupine #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Without them, the precious fauna and flora of our national parks and nature reserves would be at great risk. #Rangers selflessly dedicate their lives to protecting our natural heritage and educating visitors to our wild places. 31 JULY is #WorldRangerDay and #Wild meets three inspiring rangers making a huge difference at #WildCard destinations. Click on the link in our bio for the full blog. Picture by Peter Chadwick. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Australian #author Tony Park is known for action-packed books set in the wilds of #Africa . For his 15th novel set in Africa, Captive, Tony pits a wildlife vet against the dark world of poaching and a corrupt politician. But even among the charities and philanthropists fighting to preserve the animals, things are not what they appear. Wild sat down with Tony to find out more about his deep-seated love for the #Kruger National Park, passion for #conservation and crippling fear of #snakes . Picture courtesy of Tony Park. Click on the link in our bio for the full article. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
If you find yourself between the #Kaspersdraai and #Rooikop #waterhole in the Kgalagadi, be sure to keep your eyes and ears open. The slightest shuffle may be your only chance to witness an elephant shrew. These scarce animals move according to food availability and can be recognised with their long snouts, big eyes and elongated legs. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
#Vultures may be labelled as one of the ugliest animals, but without them the entire ecosystem would not function. Sadly, these large, wrinkled and feathered animals are constantly at risk of death. The carcasses which they feed on are often poisoned. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Ever wondered what the secret behind the giant beaks of some #birds are? Both toucans and hornbills use their beaks as a cooling mechanism to maintain body temperature. They pump blood to their large beaks and release heat when their body temperature is too hot and cut it off when it becomes too cold. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Spotted #hyenas take the winning stand when in confrontation with #cheetah , #leopard and other predators as they fear being bitten. However, when it comes to #lions , hyenas will automatically stand down and retreat from an adult male. If there are only females and youngsters, and the hyenas outnumber the lions four to one, they will back themselves against the big cats. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Mystical Mapungubwe, once home to a powerful kingdom, now the setting of intriguing archeological mysteries. Delve into its history and explore the landscape on this unique weekend. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #heritage #meetsouthafrica
#Servals aren’t just #cats with large round ears and fluffy fur. They live in a variety of places, more so the ones with high rainfall. They grace the Eastern #Cape , KwaZulu-Natal and some parts of the #Kruger with their majestic presence even though they are rarely seen. They have the longest legs of all cats (proportionally) in order to peer over long grass, climb trees and catch birds in flight. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
Lurking in the #Kalahari ’s intense summer heat is the #Capecobra . These animals are known for their sly maneuvering and not being fussy eaters. Their food intake ranges along a differing diet. High up above the cobra's diet sit social weavers and their chicks. #howwildisthat #wildcardtravel #wilddestinations #getawildcard #wildadventuregoals #travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelphotography #travelpics #PhotoOfTheDay #nature #mountains #view #outdoors #wanderlust #lessismoreoutdoors #departedoutdoors #welivetoexplore #travelling #mytravelgram
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