STAY-AT-HOME THURSDAY

A bit of a (Zebra-)laugh. Have a good day!

Many of us have to stay home in this worldwide crisis. So I thought you might enjoy to receive a wildlife image every day of the week until things are back to normal.

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BIRD WEDNESDAY – BEE-EATERS

There are 27 species of bee-eaters worldwide (in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia). They have one of the most complex social structures of birds.

Most species are monogamous and many live in large colonies in family groups with up to four generations. They appear to recognize family members and nesting neighbors from voice recognition.

The birds in this picture are White-fronted Bee-eaters.

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STAY-AT-HOME TUESDAY

I know that a lot of you have to stay home in this worldwide crisis. So I thought you might enjoy to receive a wildlife image every day of the week until things are back to normal.

The first stay-at-home picture (on Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays) is one of my favorite images called ‘Balance of Power’.

Enjoy your evening 😊

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ECTOTHERM MONDAY – GOLDEN ORB SPIDERS

Golden Orb Spiders sometimes create caches of food for storage to be consumed later. I took this picture of a female spider cocooning a Blister Beetle.

She worked on this storage project while she had two other smaller ‘kills’ in her web, waiting to be eaten.

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PICTURES OF THE WEEK – SPOTTED HYENA

This little Hyena used a pile of dung for a little rest. I hope you are having a restful Sunday as well 😊.

Have a good week and stay safe!

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MAMMAL FRIDAY – ELEPHANT BABY

This little Elephant enjoyed its mud bath at the Thanda Tented Camp waterhole 😊 Have a good weekend!

PS: The picture was taken with an iPhone XS Max and a set of Nikon Monarch Binoculars.

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BIRD WEDNESDAY – BLUE WAXBILL

This is one of my favorite ‘tiny birds’. Blue Waxbills are sometimes called blue-cheeked cordon-bleu or blue-breasted cordon-bleu. They are quite common in Southern Africa.

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ECTOTHERM MONDAY – ROCK PYTHON

African Rock Pythons are Africa’s largest snake and one of the six largest snake species in the world. They can grow up to be over 6 meters (20 ft).

This is a collage of pictures of a very young specimen basking in the evening sun on top of a dead tree.

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PICTURES OF THE WEEK – IMPALAS

Impalas in the afternoon sun!

Theses medium-sized antelopes are found in eastern and southern Africa.

One of the reasons why they usually look so immaculate is because they have a special dental arrangement on the front lower jaw similar to the tooth-comb. This is used for what is called allogrooming. Individuals are ‘combing’ one another’s fur on the head and the neck to remove parasites.

Have a good week 😊

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MAMMAL FRIDAY – WHITE RHINO

A small White Rhino calf and its mum were crossing the savanna in the soft evening light.

Enjoy your weekend!

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