THE MORNING POST – ACROSS THE VALLEY II

Another picture of an animal across a valley. This is one of my favorite scenery with Elephant shots. I love the colors.

Have a good weekend!

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THE EVENING POST – STEADY

It is amazing what quality pictures and videos modern smart phones can produce. I often use a holding frame on a clamp mount on my vehicle to get steady videos. I love this little video ‘Elephant and Goose’ which I recorded this weekend.

Good night 😊

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THE EVENING POST – WITH GUESTS AGAIN

After three month of lockdown Thanda Safari Tracker Siboniso and I took four guests on game drive this afternoon! And what a drive it was. It started with a crash of Rhino, an Elephant drinking at sunset, a Spider catching a Grasshopper and ended with a brief sighting of a male Leopard.

We had a great time even if I had to talk to my guests through a face mask. 😷 It is great to be back on the job!

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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 EVENING POST – NOISY BREAKFAST

The highlight of today’s game drive was the sighting of a breeding herd of Elephants. These normally quiet giants are very noisy eaters when they choose to take down whole trees for breakfast 😊

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THE MORNING POST – TREE ICE CREAM

Elephants love to eat the inside layer of the bark of trees. This is the ‘transport system’ which trees use to move nutrients and water from the roots to the branches and leaves. Judging by the gusto Ellies enjoy the phloem (transport layer) it must be as desirable to Elephants as ice cream is to me 😊

Have a good Sunday!

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THE MORNING POST – ELEPHANT PARADE

This is my favorite Thanda Safari Elephant video clip which I took a while ago. I am not sure if I ever shared it with you. Well, here it is (maybe again 😊).

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THE MORNING POST – PLAYTIME

This is a short video clip of two little Elephants during playtime at the Thanda House Dam.

Have a good day 😊

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THE EVENING POST – LONG NOSES

This morning I asked of which animal I took the detail pictures in the collage. The correct answer is an Elephant. And the details are: Ivory Tusk, Toe Nail, Foot Sole and Tail Hair.

Have a good evening 😊

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THE EVENING POST – TRUMPETS AND GROWLS

I had an excellent evening drive. First I spent an hour in between a breeding herd of Elephants feeding all around me and then I experienced some Lion tension between two brothers. One of them was attending to a female in estrous while keeping her away from his submissive rival. A lot of growling and paw-fighting. A not so quiet Sunday 😊!

Have a good week.

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