I have uploaded new header images for my blog page. They will be displayed randomly.

Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, White Rhino, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Cheetah, Cape Hunting Dog, Spotted Hyena, Black-backed Jackal, South African Giraffe, Plains Zebra and Impala are the species represented with one image each.

More will follow – including birds, reptiles and more 🙂

Enjoy all these images taken around on Thanda Private Game Reserve.

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Ostrich, River View and Trogon

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I spent a few days at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, a beautiful place near Pongola. Have a look at their website www.amakhosi.com.

One of my favorite pictures from this weekend is of this female Ostrich …

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… and despite the weather (from humid/hot to raging thunderstorms) I enjoyed my stay very much. From my room I had a great view of the Mkuze River. I relaxed quite a bit in the hammock while listening to the river sounds and the many bird calls …

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… I saw a Narina Trogon, one of my favorite birds and a Paradise Flycatcher (no good pictures, but evidence 🙂 …

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… and I enjoyed this view of the Mkuze River from a hide near the lodge, high above the river bed (with Nyala, Bushbuck and Kudu in view while I was at the hide).

Have a good week!