Walk and Taxis …

After ten years in KwaZulu Natal I finally got to see downtown Durban as the natives do! I took a walking tour of the markets area in the center of town. Me and my guests, together with our local guide Johnny, took a few taxi rides (local minibus transport) as part of the tour. It was very snug in the full taxis.

We had a beautiful view over the city from Morningside at the start of the experience and ended up enjoying a Bunny Chow (Indian curry in a bun) at the Durban North beach.

Four interesting hours for anyone who wants to experience the real Durban!

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Chewing …

Watching a Giraffe chewing a bone while eleven Red-billed Oxpeckers were hunting for prey!

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De-Ticking Service!

This Red-billed Oxpecker was removing a blood-sucking Tick from the ear of an Impala.

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THANKS A LOT …

… for all the kind birthday messages!

This is the month of ’round’ anniversaries for me. A few days ago I celebrated my 10th year living and working in South Africa and at Thanda Safari.

Today, with my 60th birthday, I officially join the South African pensioners’ age club. But not to worry, I do not plan to retire any time soon. I will continue to capture the beauty of the African wilderness with my camera and teach others to do the same!

PS: The picture of me hiking! was taken by my brother Michael on our recent – very enjoyable – trip to the Drakensberg Mountains.

Soft colors …

Yesterday’s soft sunset colors over the Rolling hills of Zululand. Photographed from Pakamisa Private Game Reserve.

LITTLE CUTIE …

… one of Thanda Safari’s youngest Elephants.

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WINTER COLORS …

… are very special. Long after the sun had set the sky was still glowing in red tones as this Giraffe passed by my vehicle (I was using the red light on the Green Mamba to illuminate the foreground).

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CHECKING THE AIR!

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10 TEN YEARS ON THANDA!

On 8th of June, ten years ago, I arrived at Thanda Safari. Since then I have called this incredible game reserve my home and my place of work.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to live the dream and work as Resident Wildlife Photographer on this beautiful property and I am looking forward to many more years at Thanda Safari.

This is a link to my post from 8 June 2012: https://sperka.info/2012/06/08/at-thanda-at-last/

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