Not only the Big Five make for great photo models 🙂
During my recent stay at Pakamisa (www.pakamisa.com) I spent some time with what is called general game. I really enjoyed taking these pictures of Giraffes, Wildebeest (Gnu), Warthogs, Nyalas, Impalas, Kudus and Zebras. I hope you will enjoy them as well.
Last weekend I was very busy in the office and teaching photography at Thanda. On Monday I went to Pongola to get my car serviced and for a short visit to Pakamisa. On Tuesday and Wednesday I ran errands in Durban where a met a very cute puppy dog. Yesterday and today I played again catch-up in the office.
But, I still got a bit of photography done. At Pakamisa I took some pictures of Isabella working with one of her horses and at the Thanda House Waterhole (next to my home) I got some good pictures of Elephants, of Giraffes and of a young Lioness. I also shot some good-bye pictures of our young male Lion, who will leave the reserve soon for a new home. And in between I posted one of my favorite Leopard shots (taken in 2006) on Facebook.
So, here is my week in pictures. Enjoy them and the weekend 🙂
PS: As a bonus I added a short Thanda Elephants video – four times the regular speed!
Pakamisa, as most of KwaZulu Natal, is still suffering under the very dry weather conditions. There has not been any substantial rain for a long time and this winter (dry season) will continue to be very difficult for “man and beast”. It is not the lack of water but the lack of food which is the major threat to grazing species during a drought. Pakamisa is now supplementing food to help its grazer population to survive the winter.
These are a few pictures I took during this relaxing stay. I have a few more days to myself before I will be back to work at Thanda Safari!
An African Bush Portrait – Baby Giraffe
Just a few weeks ago Pakamisa celebrated the birth of two new horses. A boy and a girl 🙂
During my recent stay I got to take a few images of the the two youngsters and their mums. And just for fun I have included some wildlife images I took during the stay in the gallery.
Back on Pakamisa for a few days 🙂
At this time of the year many animals have youngsters. The most exciting are the baby Giraffes.
Looked after by their mums they are very curious and adventurous.
Wildlife Photographer Christian Sperka is back at Pakamisa. Enjoy his incredible images, which he took this morning.
Pictures by Christian Sperka Photography – http://www.sperka.com
The picture of the tiny little Ostrich was so popular that I decided to share some more of the images I took of the two new-born chicks and their parents on Saturday and Sunday at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve.
I spent another five very enjoyable days at Pakamisa Private Game Reserve and did quite a bit of photography work.
These are only a few of the images I took during my stay!
Thanda (my South African work place and home) and Pakamisa are my two favorite places in Africa!
For more information on Pakamisa go to www.pakamisa.com.