Same procedure as every year…


Soon I will be leaving South Africa for a few weeks to visit my family and friends in Germany and Switzerland. From mid of this month to mid of next month I will be blogging a bit less about the African Wild. But – as last year – you may expect a-travel-picture-blog-a-day (most of them taken with my iPhone!).

And as every year, I will be visiting a few zoos in Switzerland. I am planning to be at the Zurich Zoo on 2 June (Thursday), at the Basel Zoo on 6 June (Monday) and at the Wildlife Park Arth-Goldau on 31 May (Tuesday). In case any of my fellow photographers or blog-followers would like to meet for a chat at either of these locations, just send a message to

The pictures show a Spectacled Bear at the Zurich Zoo, a Greater One-horned Rhinoceros at the Basel Zoo and a Great Grey Owl at the Wildlife Park Arth-Goldau.

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Morning has broken!

This was the view a few minutes ago when stepped in front of my room at Thanda House – winter is coming and so are the beautiful sunrises and sunsets – Have a good day!