THE DAILY POST – LOOKING OVER HIS KINGDOM

One of Thanda Safari’s dominant male Lions was looking across the reserve on a rainy afternoon.

We got the first light, very welcome rains of the season 🌧.

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THE DAILY POST – SUNRISE

I love the spectacular African sunsets. But sunrises can also result in magnificent pictures. Last week I spent quite a bit of time in the mornings at Thanda House dam. This is my favorite sunrise image.

Have a good week 😊

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THE DAILY POST – LONG NECKS TOO SHORT

Giraffe necks are quite long and they use them efficiently for their own grooming. But looking at the overall animals their necks are too short!

Why? Because adult Giraffe have to spread their front legs apart in a very awkward and vulnerable posture to be able to drink. I have not seen any other mammal that has to do these sort of acrobatics to get a drink.

Conclusion: Their necks are too short or their legs are too long 😊

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THE DAILY POST – JUST PERFECT

It never gets old. I can watch these African sunsets over and over again.

Good night 💤

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THE DAILY POST – HERITAGE DAY IN ZULULAND

South Africa is also called the Rainbow 🌈 Nation because of all the different peoples and their cultures represented in a single country.

As I live in Zululand for over eight years I have been lucky enough to experience and photograph some of the traditions of the Zulu people. Here is a collage to celebrate South Africa’s Heritage Day 2020.

These pictures were taken at traditional weddings, other special occasions in the communities and at Thanda Safari, where Zulus from the neighboring communities perform some of their traditional music and dance for our guests.

Happy Heritage Day!

PS: The gentleman smiling on the bottom left is my friend and tracker Bheki Ngubane.

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THE EVENING POST – WARTHOG

What beautiful warts! 😊

PS: The answer to yesterday’s question was 265 Buffalo in the herd.

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THE DAILY POST – COUNT?

Yesterday this large herd of Cape Buffalo crossed the Thanda Safari savanna. We used this aerial shot to count them. Can you guess the correct number?

PS: It is a quite tricky question because it is often difficult to make out the calves in the mother’s shade …

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THE DAILY POST – UP THE MOUNTAIN

Imagine you scan with your binoculars along a mountain ridge. And this is what looks at you …

It made my day 😊

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THE DAILY POST – THE MIGHTY BUFFALO BY ROOT

This is the seventh video with music from the album ‘Under the Marula Tree’ by ROOT, a local band. It features some of my pictures and videos taken at Thanda Safari.

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/

All ROOT videos are available on their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMXQv3FdJsIERJHHKt0rX2w

Enjoy The Mighty Buffalo 😊

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