LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI V

On today’s game drive I not only used my cameras but I also got a great shots from my drone. Combined with the noise from my vehicle the herd of Cape Buffalo ignored the flying machine 😊 I got some great footage not only of the Buffalo but of a female Cheetah on a kill and of young Elephant bulls sparring.

Stay home and stay safe 😊

Female Cheetah
Sparring Elephants
The Green Mamba and a herd of Cape Buffalo

Christian Sperka

Resident Wildlife Photographer and Specialist Photography Guide at Thanda Safari

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LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI IV

One of the major feature of today’s game drive was a flat tire and a wheel change 😊. But we also had some good sightings, Lions, White Rhinos, Warthogs and a Journey of Giraffes just after sunset.

Giraffes after sunsets
Male Lion Coalition
Little Warthogs
Male White Rhino
Beautiful Fauna

Stay home and stay safe 😊

Christian Sperka
Resident Wildlife Photographer and Specialist Photography Guide at Thanda Safari

Christiansperkaphotography @christiansperkaphotography #thandasafari @thandasafari

LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI III

Today’s Game Drive was all about general game, beautiful scenery and a very good looking butterfly.

Often we ‘hunt’ so much after the big five that we forget all the other amazing species.

I hope you will enjoy these images. Stay home and stay safe 😊

Giraffe
Waterbuck
Sunset
Burchell’s Zebra
Kudu
Flora
Impala
Butterfly

Christian Sperka

Resident Wildlife Photographer and Specialist Photography Guide at Thanda Safari

#Christiansperkaphotography @christiansperkaphotography #thandasafari @thandasafari

LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI II

A lot of my friends around the world are quite envious about my lock down location. Being grounded on a beautiful 14,000ha big five game reserve is not the worst fait for a professional wildlife photographer.

To share a bit of my luck I will continue to post pictures taken on game drives on Thanda during this crisis. I hope they will brighten up your stay-at-home days a little.

Malachite Kingfisher
Lions
A great day
Buffalo mud bath
Juvenile Crowned Eagle

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PICTURES OF THE WEEK – SPOTTED HYENA

This little Hyena used a pile of dung for a little rest. I hope you are having a restful Sunday as well 😊.

Have a good week and stay safe!

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PICTURES OF THE WEEK – IMPALAS

Impalas in the afternoon sun!

Theses medium-sized antelopes are found in eastern and southern Africa.

One of the reasons why they usually look so immaculate is because they have a special dental arrangement on the front lower jaw similar to the tooth-comb. This is used for what is called allogrooming. Individuals are ‘combing’ one another’s fur on the head and the neck to remove parasites.

Have a good week 😊

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One week in the Lowveld!

I spent the last week in Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Game Reserve to collect photographic material for a special project.

With the weather being perfect – most of the time – I was able to get many great images.

Here are some of my favorites, one from each game drive!

Enjoy the pictures and have a good week 😊

Monday Evening – Malachite Kingfisher bath

Tuesday Evening – Leopard female in a tree

Wednesday Morning – Hyena pups in the early morning

Wednesday Afternoon – Unhappy Cape Buffalo bull

Thursday Morning – Knob-billed Duck male impressing the ladies

Thursday Afternoon – Mating Lions

Friday Morning – Leopard following a scent

Friday Afternoon – A Wild Dog having a good stretch

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Hippo Fun …

How a Hippo has fun? The most comical picture from my trip to the Lowvelt – more to come soon 😊

EYES by Christian Sperka @ Thanda Tented Camp

I love photographing large felines. Seven of my EYES Series Cats Pictures are now on display at Thanda Safari’s Tented Camp. The images look fabulous being printed on very large high quality canvases (the largest are 1.6m x 1.3m).

For more information about my photography or about Thanda Safari just send an email to info@sperka.com!