I hope that all of you are as excited about 2021 as this Village Weaver. *I wish you a Very Happy New Year!*
This Village Weaver was doing some year end maintenance on his nest 😊
This young Lion had eaten a bit too much on Christmas Day and tried to find a comfortable position to sleep with his full stomach. I had a similar problem 😊
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… from Christian – with a picture of Thanda Safari Cheetahs taken on Christmas Eve 2020
What a year!
Undoubtably 2020 was the most difficult year for mankind in my lifetime and I really hope that 2021 will be better.
Especially for under-privileged people, who were living on the bread line before this disaster hit, life got extremely hard.
I am lucky to live and work at Thanda Safari and I am grateful that no one in my family and no one amongst my friends got seriously ill.
It was a privilege to regularly post pictures, videos and stories about wildlife which were appreciated by so many of you around the world.
I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021
… with a collage of some of the many pictures I was lucky enough to take in 2020.
Was für ein Jahr!
Zweifellos war 2020 das schwierigste Jahr für die Menschheit in meiner Lebenszeit und ich hoffe sehr, dass 2021 besser wird.
Besonders für unterprivilegierte Menschen, die schon vor dieser Katastrophe an Existenzminimum lebten, wurde das Leben extrem hart.
Ich habe das Glück, auf Thanda Safari zu leben und zu arbeiten, und ich bin dankbar, dass niemand in meiner Familie und keiner meiner Freunde ernsthaft krank wurde.
Es war ein Privileg, regelmäßig Wildlife-Bilder, -Videos und -Geschichten zu veröffentlichen, die von vielen Menschen auf der ganzen Welt geschätzt wurden.
Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr 2021
… mit einer Collage einiger der vielen Bilder, die ich 2020 aufgenommen habe.
This is the view from the waterhole-deck at Thanda Safari’s Villa iZulu – While my guests were relaxing while watching the wildlife come and go a few Cape Buffalo bulls were also relaxing around the water.
Watch this short video if you want to hear what it sounds like when a young White Rhino bull gets to close to the dominant male and when his mum gives the old guy a warning not to come any closer. Not great visuals but interesting audio!
Of all the spiral-horned antelopes the Male Kudu are my favorite. These incredible creatures can jump as high as 3.5m (~12′) under stress!
Have a good week 😊
I love baby Rhinos with an attitude. This little boy gave me some good snorts. But when I switched on the vehicle he did a high-speed retreat to mum 😊
I love these amazing creatures. Leopards can disappear more effective than Houdini ever could, they can carry more than their own body weight up a tree, and they can see seven times better than humans in the dark!