2 Month Old

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During yesterday morning’s game drive we spotted the newest additions to the Thanda South Pride of Lions (seen for the first time, ever). The mother must have introduced the two cubs (+/- 2 month old) very recently to the Pride. The two youngster were very shy at their first vehicle encounter and went into thick bush to wait for the ‘large unknown animal’ to disappear. I was able to take two images before they moved off. Very soon they will get used to the vehicles, observing their mum’s reaction – or lack thereof – to our game viewers. I am sure there will be great sightings to come!

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Pakamisa’s 20 Years Celebration

I really enjoyed being part of this celebration, helping preparing the event and then taking pictures during the evening. Thanks to Isabella and Anthony for their friendship and for having me on Pakamisa so often. The 20 year anniversary celebration was my 30th stay at this magnificent place 🙂
PS: Most of the songs which Lana and Victor performed could have been requested by me. So many of my favorites – from Verdi’s Traviata, over Pucchini’s Turandot, past Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera all the way to Frank Sinatra’s My Way 🙂

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

In 1996, I arrived with some of my horses from Spain with the Lodge opening to the public in 2001. This year we celebrate Pakamisa’s 20 year Anniversary.

Last month we had a special celebration with guests from the Pongola area. As a great surprise Lana English & Victor Siljeur, two superb classical singers, performed beautiful opera arias and musical pieces for an enchanted audience.

From a mountainous Austria ... From a mountainous Austria …

... to the Rolling Hills of Zululand … to the Rolling Hills of Zululand

From a reception with a presentation ... From a reception with a presentation …

... to a festive dinner with classical music … to a festive dinner with classical music

Lana English & Victor Siljeur performing opera arias and musical favourites Lana English & Victor Siljeur performing opera arias and musical favourites

Isabella Stepski and Lana English Isabella Stepski and Lana English, friends since many years

Pakamisa's El Prado restaurant was the perfect venue for this unique 63 guests celebration Pakamisa’s El Prado restaurant was the perfect venue for this unique 63 guests celebration

Pictures by Christian Sperka Photography

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A Dazzle of Zebras …

I have just uploaded 103 Plains Zebra images taken between 2002 and 2016. Have a look at http://www.sperka.biz/sg14

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

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).

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Barbets

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If you like Barbets then this is the post message for you 🙂

I have just uploaded my Barbet images taken between 2002 and 2016.

Acaia Pied Barbet – http://www.sperka.biz/sgb13

Black-collared Barbet – http://www.sperka.biz/sgb14

Crested Barbet – http://www.sperka.biz/sgb15

These are three more new species galleries available online at http://www.sperka.biz/sg

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).

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