As in Romeo and Juliet this Lioness has no way to get united with her Romeo. As one can see in the video the young female is in esterous and is keen to mate, but the fences between two game reserve prevent the males from getting to here (the roars in the background are from the males on the neighboring reserve).
The lady is obviously not interested in the perfectly good dominant male on her side of the reserve. The grass seems always greener on the other side of the fence.
Enjoy the video and your week!
Video by Christian Sperka, Resident Wildlife Photographer Thanda Safari
Bheki Ngubane, one of Thanda Safari’s experienced trackers, often shows our guests a scorpion during the morning drink stop. As everyone enjoy their coffee, tea or hot chocolate Bheki has a look around the area for a scorpion resting under a stone. He will pick it up – carefully – by the tail and bring it over for everyone to have look. Bheki and I often let these small predators sit and walk on our hands. When the ‘show and tell’ is finished Bheki replaces the eight-legged creature back in its home, under the stone!
PS: Please do not try this at home! Some scorpions are very venomous and one needs to know with which ones one can perform this show safely 🙂
Text and Pictures by Christian Sperka – Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Safari
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In the last weeks I did not have a lot of time to blog. But over the last few days I worked on a lot of images (sorting/filing/deleting/editing a few thousand) and I thought you might like to see some of my favorite shots from May and June 2017 which I took at Thanda Safari.
The Big Five, Cheetah, Hyena and more …
Pictures information for the photographers among you:
10 June – Small Elephant – Canon 1D Mark IV with 28-300L at 300mm
11 May – Large Elephant – Canon 1D Mark IV with 28-300L at 85mm (DoF-PP)
30 May – Small Lion – Canon 1D Mark IV with 28-300L at 85mm
28 May – Me (Mirror) and Hyena – iPhone 7 Plus
9 June – Vulture – Canon 1D Mark IV with 28-300L at 270mm
30 May – Pride of Lions – Canon 1D Mark IV with 28-300L at 105mm
2 June – Cheetah – Canon 1D Mark IV with 28-300L at 250mm (DoF-PP)
5 June – Bark Spider – iPhone 7 Plus
28 May – Hyena on Kill – Canon 1D Mark IV with 28-300L at 90mm (DoF-PP)
28 May – Giraffes fighting – Canon 1D Mark IV with 28-300L at 235mm
12 May – Leopard with Nyala kill – Canon 1D Mark IV with 28-300L at 300mm
20 May – White Rhino with new-born calf – Canon 1D Mark IV with 28-300L at 105mm
8 June – Cape Buffalo bull – iPhone 7 Plus (2x magnification)
28 May Me with my Canon 1D Mark IV and the Canon 28-300L lens sitting in the Green Mamba 1 – iPhone 7 Plus
Note: DoF-PP = depth of field change in post processing