Pete’s Pond is a pond in Botswana, Africa. A video camera was installed there by Pete LeRoux in 2005 and it was featured by National Geographic for several years. I’m not sure when it was taken down – but it looks like National Geographic will no longer be hosting it.
Both companies are talking to Pete – who will obviously have final say where the pond will be featured. I am hoping the decision will be made quickly and that whichever company takes it over will have the cams up and running fairly soon after that. I (of course) am rooting for Africam. If Wild Earth gets it, I probably won’t be watching it – they have way too many cameras now and are messing with 3D cams and their site is way too confusing to navigate. I seldom manage to find the live cameras there and usually just get pre-recorded tapes. With Africam – you go to their site – you click on the camera you want to watch and you go to the live camera – much simpler.
Africam has night lighting at all the waterholes – they are monitored day and night, with zoomies on duty pretty much all the time. I do not believe that Pete’s Pond has a lodge there – so there would be no vehicles going in and out and no people talking. I think this would be a wonderful addition to Africam’s cams 🙂
Click here to read a little more about Pete’s Pond. This is the site where I found the above photo of the hide there.