These two Giraffe bulls did what Giraffes do best: Staring for a long time at something in the distance. Often they focus on predators or – in this case – on other male Giraffes. This behavior is very useful for guides and trackers as following their stare often leads straight to interesting sightings.
As I drove back home after a photo lesson this afternoon this beautiful scenery presented itself. A Giraffe family in the foreground and the Lebombo mountains as a backdrop in beautiful winter light. Thanda at its best!
Eugene, a good friend of mine is member of a music band called ROOT. He is currently producing a series of short videos featuring tracks from ROOT’s album ‘Under the Marula Tree’.
The music is composed to symbolize African nature icons (eg sunrises, Lions, Elephants, …). This very special album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer for streaming and download! https://root.hearnow.com/
I gave ROOT permission to use my pictures and videos clips – mostly taken at Thanda Safari – to create music videos.
I really like the first result. And more are in production! Enjoy this African Sunrise 😊
Sometimes it is better to be very quiet and to make not a move. A herd of Cape Buffalo had chased a pride of Lions around and this Lioness went straight up into a tree. The Buffalo could still smell her but not see her.
The herd spent hours around the area and the Lions had to wait in the trees until the Buffalo had departed!