LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI VI

My photographic Safari this evening was cut short by a bit of rain, which is very welcome.

But before I returned to Thanda House I took this short video with my iPhone. This is a Leopard Tortoise, one of the Small Five. Can you name the other four. I will post the answer tomorrow afternoon 😊

Stay safe!

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BIRD WEDNESDAY – CRESTED GUINEA FOWL & WILDLIFE 4 KIDS

Today’s bird is the Crested Guinea Fowl. They live in family groups and often walk behind herds of large animals to collects food which they have left behind. These large ‘bush chickens’ play an important role in the control of ticks and other insects. This is a portrait which I took during one of my Lock Down Safaris.

… and now … introduction …

WILDLIFE 4 KIDS

http://www.wildlife4kids.com

Today I have launched a page to provide a bit of entertainment to children (and adults) during the Convid-19 crisis lock down in South Africa and all around the world.

I will regularly upload pictures with fun questions for the young ones. There is a special page on the site with all the answers http://www.wildlife4kids.com/answers/. Let’s hope you (and your children) will enjoy the pictures (and occasional short videos) which I will start publishing today.

Please note that this is a blog you need to follow in case you want to receive the updates (by email). They will not be posted on Social Media or WhatsApp.

Christian Sperka

PS: If you would like to follow my regular blog you can go to http://www.sperka.info/follow/

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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

#Christiansperkaphotography @christiansperkaphotography #thandasafari @thandasafari

STAY-AT-HOME TUESDAY

Today’s feel good picture is of a little baby Baboon. He was just stopping for a second to get his picture taken before he continued playing with his brothers, sisters and cousins 😊

Have a good day. Stay home and stay safe!

Christiansperkaphotography @christiansperkaphotography

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

STAY-AT-HOME MONDAY

Very colorful, very slow moving and very fast catching prey = Panther Chameleon, my favorite reptile 😊. This is especially for all my friends in Switzerland. The picture was taken at Masoala Hall at the Zurich Zoo.

Many of us have to stay home in this world wide crisis. So I thought you might enjoy to receive a wildlife image every day of the week until things are back to normal.

Christiansperkaphotography @christiansperkaphotography #zoozürich @zoozuerich

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

STAY-AT-HOME SUNDAY

Having fun after a mud bath!

Fun fact: Young elephant calves sometimes suck their trunks to help them relaxing when they are not feeding.

Many of us have to stay home in this worldwide crisis. So I thought you might enjoy to receive a wildlife image every day of the week until things are back to normal.

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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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STAY-AT-HOME SATURDAY

Cuteness pure! One of my Clouded Leopard images I took many years ago – This is especially for all my friends in Nashville

Many of us have to stay home in this worldwide crisis. So I thought you might enjoy to receive a wildlife image every day of the week until things are back to normal.

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