For the Elephant lovers among you!

I have just uploaded 159 African Elephant images taken between 2002 and 2016. Have a look at www.sperka.biz/sg10

This is another new species gallery available online at http://www.sperka.biz/sg

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Please contact me at info@sperka.com in case you are interested in publishing any of these images or if you would like to license any image for printing (for personal or commercial use).

Skill and Luck

I love my job!

Skill and Luck – Both are very important when one goes on a Safari. Spotting a Leopard in a tree is a skill, the Leopard being there at the right time is pure luck. Tracking down a Black Rhino is a skill, for the Black Rhino to stick around long enough to be able to take some good pictures is very lucky, indeed.

Thanda Safari guests on last night’s and this morning’s game drives experienced the skill and the luck!

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Pictures by Christian Sperka – Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Safari

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The Species Galleries (1)

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My image library contain thousands of wildlife images, which I took since I started wildlife photography in 2002. Keeping these images organized and available for people to look at is not an easy task.

End of last year I started a project to categorize all these images in ‘species galleries‘ and also put them online. I am currently working on African Mammals, followed by Birds, Snakes, other Reptiles Insects and Plants. After Africa I am planning to work on images from species of other continents.

Have a look at the first ten of these galleries at www.sperka.biz/sg (African Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, African Wild Cat, Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros, African Elephant, Caracal and Serval).

Please contact me at info@sperka.com in case you are interested in publishing any of these images or if you would like to license any image for printing (for personal or commercial use).

I will let you know once I upload new galleries. Stay tuned!

No CLICKS please!

Being in my own car (a Toyota Fortuner) at the time made for an incredible eye level sighting. It takes a bit of experience and cool nerves to keep shooting when he accelerates 🙂

This Black Rhino bull was striding across the savanna directly towards our vehicle. As he closed to about 30 meters (~75′) he got quite annoyed at the camera clicks and mock-charged the vehicle before he disappeared into the bush. This series of images show the power behind this incredible creature.

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