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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THE EVENING POST – EYES

I love the look in the eyes of this Thanda Safari Lioness – Have a good weekend!

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THE MORNING POST – STARE

Just for fun – a little exotic one 😊: This is one of my favorite wild cats called Manul or Pallas’s cat. They are very feisty little creatures who live in Central Asia.

Enjoy your day!

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THE EVENING POST – WELCOME BACK

Everyone! at Thanda Safari is getting ready to welcoming our guests back as soon as the lockdown is over 😊 I took this picture of one of our Lionesses inspecting our entrance gate!

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THE MORNING POST – LITTLE VAMPIRES

Ticks are not insects they are actually arachnids, related to spiders, scorpions and mites. They resemble spiders with their four pairs of legs and lack of antennae.

They are a disliked, but important, part of nature. They provide a food source for lots of animals. As carrier of many diseases they also part of the population control for many species.

Ticks do not play a pleasant part since millions of years, but an important one. Some of the ever 800 ticks species world-wide are very colorful and sometimes specific to one host species (eg Rhinos).

Have a good day.

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