Archive for ‘November, 2012’

Observed!

I do not often post two pictures of the same series (bush photo shoot :-)), but after looking through all my images from that afternoon I really liked this picture of a Lion cub, being observed by Thanda guests from a game viewer.

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Not only mammals …

On my photography drive last night I did not only spot the Lions, Zebras and Impalas I also took pictures of a few birds.

Here are three of the images: A Cattle Egret in breeding plumage, a male Spur-winged Goose and a Laughing Dove.

Young Predator – Young Prey!

My next guests are arriving tomorrow afternoon, so I had a day to do some photography work by myself. Just me, my cameras and my Land Rover.

My goal for the day was to take pictures of youngsters. I was lucky to get pictures of Lion cubs and Zebra fowls.

Here are two of my favorite images of the day.

Oxpecker Bliss!

This Buffalo cow enjoyed her “tick cleaning treatment” given by the Red-billed Oxpeckers. The small birds live in a symbiotic relationship with the large ruminants. The Buffalo provide the ticks and the Oxpeckers the relief.

Mother and Daughter!

This White Rhino mum and her daughter were grazing in between a herd of Impala after a recent mud bath. They came very close to our vehicle which did not bother them at all. We had a great game drive!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the USA (and any other country that celebrates this holiday). I hope all of you have a great day.

The closest I could find to a turkey here in South Africa was a Guinea Fowl. So I included a picture of this species with today’s message.

Crossing the Savanna

Thanda’s breeding herd of Elephant was crossing the savanna to get to a waterhole to drink and bath. These are a few black and white images I took at this beautiful sighting.

 

Summer time = Baby time :-)

A lot of animals have their babies arrive early in the rainy season (summer). This picture is of a small Zebra foal that was born in the last few days.

We also have many small Impalas. All of them were born in the last few days.

Enjoy your week!

Jump off the treadmill!

I did it already 🙂   –  Watch this video produced by a Swedish travel company for a “ranger for a while” competition on Thanda.

Truman Ndlovu, Head Guide at Thanda Private Game Reserve, is one of the judges for this exciting competition launch by the Swedish travel company SYDAFRIKARESOR.

In this video Truman introduces the competition and the beauty of Thanda.

To compete go to hoppaavekorrhjulet.se (the site is in Swedish).

Please share this video on Facebook – Thanks