THE EVENING POST – Thanda Cats Book

Now available for delivery world-wide!

Recently I had quite a few questions regarding my Thanda Cats coffee table book. Besides being available for purchase at Thanda Safari’s curio shops I can also send it to you wherever you are in the world.

Click here to have a look at some sample spreads from the large, 108 page, high quality, soft cover, 30x30cm, 12×12″ book. Also for price/shipping information and/or to order the book:

https://sperka.info/thandacats/

It is all about Thanda Safari’s Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs.

PS: I took the title page picture, the ‘Bird Watching Lioness’, in April 2013.

THE MORNING POST – A BIT OF A LAUGH

Spotted Hyenas often look like they are laughing. But fierce competition within their species and pressure from Lions provide very few reasons for laughter. I love to watch these incredible creatures, the leaders of nature’s clean up crew 😊

Have a good Wednesday!

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THE MORNING POST – WET LEO

Walking through wet grass left one of Thanda Safari’s male Lion’s mane looking much darker than it really is.

But whatever the color, he is a handsome animal and he knows it 😊

Enjoy the day!

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STAY-AT-HOME FRIDAY

Humans go jogging to keep fit but animals only move fast if they if they really have to.

What do you think is the reason for those two large male Lions to jogg for the good part of a kilometer (half a mile)?

I can tell you that it has nothing to do with keeping fit. It was all about getting close to the two males on the neighboring property who were having their morning roar. Eventually they stopped jogging and started roaring in return.

But that will be another short video coming soon 😊 Stay tuned and stay safe!

PS: All of this was recorded with an iPhone XS Max!

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LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI XXXXVII

https://youtu.be/WFhTpeN85rk

Today’s lock down safari is a five minute speedy video around the savanna. Just click on the link and enjoy the ride 😊 and stay safe!

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STAY-AT-HOME FRIDAY –

Imagine!

… you get up at 3:00am to see the moon set

… then watch the Milky Way in the dark of the night

… followed by some time spend next to a waterhole to enjoy the sky going from dark blue to red

… and finally see the sun rise through the lifting mist

… what better way to start the day?

And remember: go to bed early to make up for the lost hours of sleep 😊

Enjoy your day, stay home and stay safe!

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STAY-AT-HOME WEDNESDAY

This morning just after sunrise on the Thanda savanna.

Enjoy your day, stay home and stay safe!

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STAY-AT-HOME MONDAY

It is a very special sighting to see a Leopard drinking. Unlike most other large mammals Leopards get most of their required water from their prey. But they still enjoy a good drink if they can get one!

Stay home and stay safe.

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STAY-AT-HOME BIRD WEDNESDAY

This Wattled Lapwing caught a Grasshopper. But the insect was too big for the bird to eat so, after it was abandoned, a Terrapin moved in and got a free meal 😊

Stay home and stay safe!

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PS: Check out my lock-down site for kiddies – with a new animal pictures every day! http://www.wildlife4kids.com

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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