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Going their own way 😊

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Keeping an eye on danger!

This morning these Zebras did not run away when they encountered Thanda Safari’s two dominant male Lions on the open savanna. They kept watching the two cats while moving around them in a wide circle on the way to their morning drink at a waterhole.

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At the right time at the right place!

This afternoon at Thanda Safari. At the right time at the right place!

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At the right place at the right time!

At the end of yesterday evening’s game drive I took this picture of a male Giraffe walking along a ridge on Thanda Safari. It is these moments that make my job so special!

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Chewing …

Watching a Giraffe chewing a bone while eleven Red-billed Oxpeckers were hunting for prey!

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WINTER COLORS …

… are very special. Long after the sun had set the sky was still glowing in red tones as this Giraffe passed by my vehicle (I was using the red light on the Green Mamba to illuminate the foreground).

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Silhouettes

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STARING AT LIONS

Most prey animals produce alarm calls when they detect a predator to warn every one else to get out of the way. Not so Giraffes; they just stare at the threat for a while and often even go closer to have a good look.

After they made up their mind (and that can take a while…) they usually walk or run away from the big cats. In this picture four of them were staring at two young male Lions!

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