Archive for ‘July, 2015’

BLOODLIONS

PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE THIS MESSAGE if you agree that CANNED LION HUNTS and BREEDING OF LIONS IN CAPTIVITY in South Africa should be STOPPED! #bloodlions

Blod-lions

Yesterday evening I watched an excellent documentary – titled BLOODLIONS – on this subject at the 36th Durban film festival.

Pippa Hankinson, the film’s producer, recently stayed at Thanda and we had a talk on the subject. After that talk I decided to go and watch the film.

I think that regardless of what one thinks of the moral and animal-rights issues it is in the best interest of South Africa as a country to stop these hunts and the breeding in captivity as soon as possible. And if other countries (99% of the hunters are foreigners) join Australia in banning the import of Lion parts then they will help tremendously in this cause.

Tourism is one of the most important parts of the South African economy and its reputation must not be damaged by just a few thousand ‘canned’ Lion hunters being allowed to get their trophy! Currently thousands of Lions are bred and raised just to supply these hunts and the Lion bone trade business.

For more information on the subject go to http://www.bloodlions.org/

Reflection Plus = Zimanga!

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Imagine that you are a photographer and you will spend twenty hours in five sessions in superbly built birding hides!

Well, that is what I did in the last few days 🙂  And here are some of the resulting images.

Enjoy this gallery of bird pictures (and also some mammals pictures), which were taken at Zimanga Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa (www.zimanga.com). Zimanga specializes in purpose built photographic hides and the results are stunning.

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A paradise for bird photographers!

To showcase this beautiful place I will follow-up this blog with ten more picture blog in the next weeks. Enjoy the images!