STAY-AT-HOME SATURDAY

Cuteness pure! One of my Clouded Leopard images I took many years ago – This is especially for all my friends in Nashville

Many of us have to stay home in this worldwide crisis. So I thought you might enjoy to receive a wildlife image every day of the week until things are back to normal.

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A ‘LOCK DOWN’ SAFARI

Being the resident wildlife photographer, locked down on Thanda Safari, I went on a game drive this afternoon to bring a few animal images from this beautiful place to your home.

I hope you enjoy this special photographic game drive. All the pictures were taken today.

Have a good evening 😊

White Rhino Baby
Mum and Cub
Lion Cub
Male Cheetah
Created Guineafowl
Giraffe chewing a bone
Male Lion
Cape Buffalo
Little Zebra
Kudu Bull

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STAY-AT-HOME-FRIDAY – OSTRICH

The giant eggs – from one of which this little one hatched a short while ago – are the largest of any living bird (15cm long and weighing as much as two dozen chicken eggs).

Ostrich eggs are incubated by the dominant female by day and by the male by night and the chicks hatch after 35 to 45 days.

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STAY-AT-HOME THURSDAY

A bit of a (Zebra-)laugh. Have a good day!

Many of us have to stay home in this worldwide crisis. So I thought you might enjoy to receive a wildlife image every day of the week until things are back to normal.

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BIRD WEDNESDAY – BEE-EATERS

There are 27 species of bee-eaters worldwide (in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia). They have one of the most complex social structures of birds.

Most species are monogamous and many live in large colonies in family groups with up to four generations. They appear to recognize family members and nesting neighbors from voice recognition.

The birds in this picture are White-fronted Bee-eaters.

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STAY-AT-HOME TUESDAY

I know that a lot of you have to stay home in this worldwide crisis. So I thought you might enjoy to receive a wildlife image every day of the week until things are back to normal.

The first stay-at-home picture (on Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays) is one of my favorite images called ‘Balance of Power’.

Enjoy your evening 😊

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ECTOTHERM MONDAY – GOLDEN ORB SPIDERS

Golden Orb Spiders sometimes create caches of food for storage to be consumed later. I took this picture of a female spider cocooning a Blister Beetle.

She worked on this storage project while she had two other smaller ‘kills’ in her web, waiting to be eaten.

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PICTURES OF THE WEEK – SPOTTED HYENA

This little Hyena used a pile of dung for a little rest. I hope you are having a restful Sunday as well 😊.

Have a good week and stay safe!

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MAMMAL FRIDAY – ELEPHANT BABY

This little Elephant enjoyed its mud bath at the Thanda Tented Camp waterhole 😊 Have a good weekend!

PS: The picture was taken with an iPhone XS Max and a set of Nikon Monarch Binoculars.

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BIRD WEDNESDAY – BLUE WAXBILL

This is one of my favorite ‘tiny birds’. Blue Waxbills are sometimes called blue-cheeked cordon-bleu or blue-breasted cordon-bleu. They are quite common in Southern Africa.

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