THE EVENING POST – SYNCHRONIZED STARING

These two Giraffe bulls did what Giraffes do best: Staring for a long time at something in the distance. Often they focus on predators or – in this case – on other male Giraffes. This behavior is very useful for guides and trackers as following their stare often leads straight to interesting sightings.

Have a good evening 😊

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THE EVENING POST – COLORFUL

Male Black-necked Agama intensify their blue color if they are excited 😊 I love the strong colors on this specimen.

Have a good week!

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THE MORNING POST – THE RIGHT SIDE

I was quite happy to look at this Leopard from the back side rather than from the point of view from the Hyena on the other side. Please note the impressive canines!

Have a good Sunday 😊

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THE EVENING POST – THE LOOK

One of the most intimidating situation is a male Lion looking straight into your eyes. This is not a high quality image but it captures the situation perfectly! Good night …

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THE MORNING POST – RIVER HORSES

The German name for a Hippo is ‘Flusspferd’ which if translated literally mean river horse. But no matter what name they are given I think they are not ideal for riding.

And did you know that the closest living relatives of the Hippopotamidae are aquatic mammals like whales and dolphins? 😊

Enjoy your Saturday!

THE EVENING POST – THE LEBOMBOS

As I drove back home after a photo lesson this afternoon this beautiful scenery presented itself. A Giraffe family in the foreground and the Lebombo mountains as a backdrop in beautiful winter light. Thanda at its best!

Enjoy your weekend!

PS: The pictures were taken with my iPhone.

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THE MORNING POST – ROOT

Eugene, a good friend of mine is member of a music band called ROOT. He is currently producing a series of short videos featuring tracks from ROOT’s album ‘Under the Marula Tree’.

The music is composed to symbolize African nature icons (eg sunrises, Lions, Elephants, …). This very special album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer for streaming and download! https://root.hearnow.com/

I gave ROOT permission to use my pictures and videos clips – mostly taken at Thanda Safari – to create music videos.

I really like the first result. And more are in production! Enjoy this African Sunrise 😊

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THE MORNING POST – QUIET

Sometimes it is better to be very quiet and to make not a move. A herd of Cape Buffalo had chased a pride of Lions around and this Lioness went straight up into a tree. The Buffalo could still smell her but not see her.

The herd spent hours around the area and the Lions had to wait in the trees until the Buffalo had departed!

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