IN BRIGHT DAYLIGHT

Yesterday afternoon: My first Leopard sighting for a long time. He was quite relaxed and walked in front of us in bright daylight.

My guests were thrilled and so was I ๐Ÿ˜Š

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THE DAILY POST – AMAZING CREATURES

I love these amazing creatures. Leopards can disappear more effective than Houdini ever could, they can carry more than their own body weight up a tree, and they can see seven times better than humans in the dark!

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THE DAILY POST – LEOPARDS’S LAMENT BY ROOT

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

The music is composed to symbolize African nature icons (eg sunrises, Lions, Leopards, 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 LEOPARD’S LAMENT ๐Ÿ˜Š

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PS: The birds in yesterday’s post were Guineafowls

THE MORNING POST – IT’S TIME AGAIN โ€ฆ

I thought it is time again to share one of my favorite Leopard pictured from my archive. I took this picture 16 years ago. The world has changed a lot since then but these cats have not:

Powerful, Beautiful and Elusive!

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THE MORNING POST – THE ULTIMATE CAMOUFLAGE

The markings of a Leopard are one of the most incredible designs of nature. The rosette design of the coats of these elusive cats allow them to ‘disappear’ within meters/yards of the observer.

I have seen Leopards walk of a road into a thicket and just vanish. Only once they move (even as little as an ear or the tip of the tail) I was often able to locate them again. And believe me, they are masters in ‘holding still’ and being patient. Many times they were just gone, as a magician from a stage!

Enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š

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THE EVENING POST – Thanda Cats Book

Now available for delivery world-wide!

Recently I had quite a few questions regarding my Thanda Cats coffee table book. Besides being available for purchase at Thanda Safari’s curio shops I can also send it to you wherever you are in the world.

Click here to have a look at some sample spreads from the large, 108 page, high quality, soft cover, 30x30cm, 12×12″ book. Also for price/shipping information and/or to order the book:

https://sperka.info/thandacats/

It is all about Thanda Safari’s Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs.

PS: I took the title page picture, the ‘Bird Watching Lioness’, in April 2013.

STAY-AT-HOME SATURDAY

I love wild cat photography – and this is one of my favorite Leopard shots I took on Thanda Safari – Enjoy your weekend, stay home and stay safe’

PS: Check out my lock-down site for kiddies – with a new animal pictures every day – http://www.wildlife4kids.com

PPS: Please consider donating to the WHO Covid19 response fund https://covid19responsefund.org

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