Hard to belief but my GoPro survived a Lion attack!
Yesterday at Thanda Safari we released two male Lions onto the reserve.
As always I was ready to take picture of the whole procedure.
I had also mounted my GoPro with velcro on top of a plastic box to set it up opposite the boma gate where the Lions would step out into freedom.
This is the most amazing GoPro video and audio footage of one of the two Lions taking my GoPro into his mouth, chewing on it and then demolishing the attached plastic box.
The GoPro survived the ordeal, the plastic box was not so lucky.
And I got the most amazing footage from INSIDE A LIONS MOUTH!
I have added my video frame screen shots at the end of video clip as these amazing images ‘fly by’ rather fast in the video itself.
Please share the story if you find it as incredible as I do. Thanks
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… you left your office for a short drive in nature
… you spend a warm summer evening on an open savanna
… a lite drizzle of rain and strong winds cool you down
and imagine …
… you watch a beautiful male Lion drinking, observing his surroundings and sleeping
Well, if you can imagine that then you shared one of my evenings this week 😊
Have a good weekend!
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I thought this picture works well for MOTHERS DAY 🙂 Enjoy the day!
As in Romeo and Juliet this Lioness has no way to get united with her Romeo. As one can see in the video the young female is in esterous and is keen to mate, but the fences between two game reserve prevent the males from getting to here (the roars in the background are from the males on the neighboring reserve).
The lady is obviously not interested in the perfectly good dominant male on her side of the reserve. The grass seems always greener on the other side of the fence.
Enjoy the video and your week!
Video by Christian Sperka, Resident Wildlife Photographer Thanda Safari
Male Asiatic Lion
I have a lot of images of African Lions, but only a few of the very rare Asiatic Lion (from the Zurich Zoo).
I just uploaded 17 of them – taken between 2009 and 2016 to
More species gallery available online at
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One of Thanda’s Lionesses in the most beautiful morning light. Have a good SUNday
Picture details: African Lion | Location: Thanda Safari, South Africa
Canon 1D Mark IV | Canon EF500 f4L | AV | ISO 200 | 1/500s | f/4 | 0eV | WB 6500K – post processing corrected | free-hand
I have just uploaded a few more Lion images taken between 2006 and 2017. Have a look at
http://www.sperka.biz/sg1 (total 76 images).
This is one of many species gallery available online at
Please contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org in case you are interested in publishing any of these images or if you would like to license any image for printing (for personal or commercial use).
These are some of the newly uploaded images!
My 2016 Favorite!