THE DAILY POST – LET ME THROUGH

This little Elephant was on the way to water and pushed right through the forest of adult Elephant legs 😊

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THE EVENING POST – ROUGH PLAY

This morning I saw from my office window that a group of Elephants made their way to the Thanda House waterhole. I joined them at the water just in time to record this – rather noisy – video.

Two young bulls played a bit rough in the water with a young calf. It called out loudly and various females reacted immediately trumpeting and running to its aid. Elephant females are not for nothing considered some of the best mums on earth.

Have a good week 😊

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THE EVENING POST – BELOW EYE LEVEL

I was shopping in town today and on my way home I made short detour onto the Thanda Safari Savanna before returning to Thanda House.

I encountered this Elephant bull who patiently posed for a ‘below eye level ‘ sunset shot. I just had to open the door of my SUV and to lean down a bit to get the correct angle. Taken with my iPhone 😊

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THE MORNING POST – uMkhulu and uGogo

In the Zulu language these two words represent grandfather and grandmother, but they also mean old and revered man and old and revered woman. When looking at Thanda Safari’s Elephants than these two individuals deserve these ‘titles’.

One of the two largest bulls around 50 years old and Thanda’s oldest Elephant lady approximately the same age. A few days ago I caught them together in one picture striding along with the herd.

Enjoy your day 😊

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THE EVENING POST – MARCH OF THE ELEPHANTS BY ROOT

This is the fifth video with music from the album ‘Under the Marula Tree’ by ROOT, a local band. It features some of my pictures and videos taken at Thanda Safari.

The music is composed to symbolize African nature icons (eg sunrises, Lions, Elephants, …). This very special album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer for streaming and download! https://root.hearnow.com/

All ROOT videos are available on their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMXQv3FdJsIERJHHKt0rX2w

Enjoy the March of the Elephants 😊

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THE EVENING POST – FOCUS

One feels rather small when a large Elephant focuses his attention on the open safari vehicle one is sitting in, even if it is only for a few seconds.

This is one of the oldest and largest bulls on Thanda Safari. We estimate his weight over 6 tons (=3 Land Rovers 😊).

PS: Today’s morning post bird was a White-backed Vulture

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