THE EVENING POST – THANDA RE-OPENS

After 97 days of lock-down Thanda Safari re-opens tomorrow (at this time only for guests from the KwaZulu Natal province as per regulations).

I created this short video to celebrate the occasion 😊 Enjoy it!

And I hope to see many of you on Thanda Safari, soon.

If you are interested in the post-lock-down-specials then please contact Thanda Reservations at +27325860149 or resmanager@thanda.co.za.

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THE EVENING POST – SILHOUETTES

I love to take pictures of Giraffes at sunset 😊 Due to their heights it is not too difficult to get a good silhouette shots even if it is not always possible to leave the vehicle and lay on the ground to get the best angle.

Enjoy your evening!

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THE MORNING POST – ROLLING HILLS

https://youtu.be/j9myMlgddKU

Yesterday evening I was looking for a pride of Lions in the western parts of the reserve. The cats did not cooperate to be found so I decided to take a short drone video of the beautiful Thanda Safari scenery in the rolling hills of Zululand!

Have a good day!

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THE EVENING POST – BEE HUNTER

This is a Little Bee-eater in flight. It is the world’s smallest Bee-eater species.

Enjoy your evening.

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THE MORNING POST – FEATHERED DINOSAURS 😊

Whenever I am looking at Cassowaries I am reminded of the fact that dinosaurs and birds have a close concestor (last common ancestor).

This is my favorite Cassowary Portrait taken during my time at the Nashville Zoo (www.nashvillezoo.org).

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THE EVENING POST – BABY TRANSPORT

This little Hyena baby was carried by its mum back to their den. It is incredible to see when the pup relaxes immediately as soon as it gets picked up by the ample skin on its neck😊

Have a good week!

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THE MORNING POST – UNUSUAL COLORS

Some colors appear a lot in nature and some colors are rather rare. This is a picture of one of my favorite small birds. It is a Violet-backed Starling. The male features the most magnificent iridecent plumage to attract the ladies.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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THE EVENING POST – A LOVELY ERROR

If you think this effect was accomplished by using photo editing software then you are wrong. When I took this shot I faced the sun above the Elephant which created the rainbow 🌈 effect through my lens. I thought I share this lovely ‘bad picture’ anyway.

Have a good evening!

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THE MORNING POST – PROTEAS

A bit of flora for a change: Proteas are South Africa’s National Flowers and besides Roses they are my favorites. Whenever I do a photo shoots at lodges I try to have these impressive plants in the pictures.

Have a good Saturday.

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