European Travel Journal 2021 – Post 1

I have arrived safely at my parents’ place in Germany after a rather pleasant flight, which was only half full. I only needed my test certificate once at check-in, together with a new online registration document for Switzerland at boarding. And no-one wanted to see my vaccination document so far.

I enjoyed my first lunch with my family at a Greek restaurant in Germany and my mum had some ‘Münchner Weisswürste’ with sweet mustard and fresh pretzels ready for supper.

Considering that this is the end of autumn going into winter in Europe the weather was very nice with sunshine and pleasant temperatures (above 10 degree Celsius).

Today’s picture was taken during take-off from Johannesburg airport with my iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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On my first train ride in Switzerland from the airport to Frick (where my brother picked me up). PS: I only took the mask off for the picture
Autumn early morning mist through a train window
At Johannesburg airport waiting to board 😊

Spiral horns in soft light!

Nyalas are some of my favorite antelopes. I took this picture of a young male on Thanda Safari in the most beautiful evening light.

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Having fun!

A baby White Rhino had a lot of fun, when its mum decided to have a mud bath in between a herd of Cape Buffalo. My guests enjoyed this very special sighting just as then sun had set this evening!

Music by Root

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World Rhino Day 2021

Today is World Rhino Day, to raise awareness of the importance of Rhinos conservation. This is a picture of my favorite species: The Black Rhino @thandasafari. Have a good 🦏 day!

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On a mission …

In this picture one of Thanda Safari’s male Lions was tracking some females using his sense of smell.

The morning after I took this image he had caught up with the ladies, who were ‘hanging out’ with the dominate male, my photo model’s brother.

He therefore kept a respectful distance to the pride to avoid any conflicts.

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Just cute …

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Sometimes a space in a picture invites the placement of a logo. Last weekend I took this Giraffe picture at Pakamisa in beautifully moody evening light.

A journey of Giraffes passed by the stables after all the horses were put into their boxes for the night. I think the logo fits neatly into the frame 😊.

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