WEATHER

Just as a major rain storm approach I ran into these two Cheetahs on the S-50 near the Mopani Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park.

A few minutes later the sun was gone and I could hardly see the road in the heavy rain.

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MUNCHING SOUNDS

Yesterday afternoon we were looking for Elephants and found them busy munching fresh green grass in a broken dam basin. I recommend that you watch this video twice. Once with your eyes open and once with your eyes closed (to experience the sounds properly).

We stayed for a long time to observe them converting a ‘long grass field’ quietly into a nicely cut ‘sports field’ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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PHOTOBOMBING

This is what it looks like when an Elephant is photobombing a Spotted Hyena picture ๐Ÿ˜Š

Near the Olifants river – H1-5 near S-89 intersection, Kruger National Park

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ORANGE EYES

This is my favorite picture from this afternoon’s game drive. My Thanda Safari Wellness Weekend guests were fascinated by the beautiful orange eyes of this Southern White-faced Owl.

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UPSET LADIES

These two Lion ladies were visibly upset about the gentlemen’s advances !

Tropic of Capricorn Road S-143 Kruger National Park

… just a second earlier ๐Ÿ˜Š

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DINNER

When I picked up a stone which was resting against a tree in the Thanda House garden I interrupted this Scorpion having his Grasshopper-meal. It was fascinating to watch him trying to find a new hiding place to finish his dinner in peace and quiet.

I took this picture with iPhone which works very well for these type of macro shots.

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DIRECTION

These two Striated (Green-backed) Herons were focused on the same thing at the same time.

Lake Panic, Kruger National Park

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VERY GREEN

This is an aerial picture of the beautiful green Thanda Safari savanna. I took this picture this afternoon after we had heavy rain for the last few days.

… and our waterholes are full ๐Ÿ™‚

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SNATCH!

One Nile Crocodile was trying to snatch a fish out of another Crocodile’s mouth.

Result: They both missed the fish ๐Ÿ˜Š

Tsendze river low bridge at the Shipandane overnight hide, S142, Kruger National Park

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SYNCHRONOUS

Our two males acting in unison after having a drink from a rain puddle. I could not have choreographed this any better ๐Ÿ˜Š

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