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Thor Thip Trip down to the Petchaburi River

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3 months 2 weeks ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #4938 by jonathanbkk
Thor Thip Trip down to the Petchaburi River was created by jonathanbkk



Havent taken the Thor Thip trail down to the Petchaburi river, as always its exciting but the highlight wasnt expected

As the river trail isnt used much except by rangers, its a fun one to see a lot of animal tracks and undisturbed jungle. On the way down I noticed two Asian Giant hornets on a tree, it was too early in the morning I suspected for them. As I have only seen them once before in Khao Yai, I thought it odd to run into them in KK

On the way back we got hit by them hard, in protection of the nest my girlfriend and I took about 10 shots in total to the head, they ran into us with such speed it felt like someone was throwing rocks at us, instantly we had to run, two of them followed us a solid 30 meters before moving on

Other highlight was finally using my drone to capture the Thor Thip waterfalls, more pictures and video to come once I get around to cleaning them up
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3 months 2 weeks ago #4940 by Paul T
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Cool picture!

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3 months 2 weeks ago #4945 by onflipflops
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Ouch, that must hurt being attacked by those hornets. Can be quite dangerous.

Nice shot of the falls.

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