THE MORNING POST – VERY WET

This is one of the cutest pictures I have been taking in a long time. This small Baby Rhino was walking with its mum through high grass in the early morning hours. From all the dew on the grass it got very wet and was a bit irritated with the world … and with me 😊

Have a good Saturday.

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THE EVENING POST – UNICORNS AND SLYTHERIN

The evening’s game drive was all about Rhinos, Black and White. A little White Rhino was suckling as the patient mum stood very still for quite a long time. As we came around a corner in the road a Black Rhino listened very carefully before running off. And on the way home I could just stop the car in time, not to injure this beautiful African Rock Python as it crossed the road.

Have a good night!

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STAY-AT-HOME MONDAY

Have you ever seen a Zebra photobombing?! 😊

Have a good week, stay safe!

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LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI XXXIV

The Pink Tail Operation 😊

One of Thanda Safari’s White Rhinos had an injured tail (probably from a Hyena attack) which needed medical attention, so a darting operation was scheduled for today to deal with the problem.

After the Rhino had been tranquilized, Veterinarian Dr. Trevor Viljoen had to shorten the remaining tail slightly.

We all had a good laugh at the pink bandage which was used to cover the repaired tail.

After the anesthesia reversal drug was administered it took only a few minutes before the huge creature was back to grazing.

A skilled pilot is needed to keep the Rhino in an open area after it had been darted …
… really close ..,
Dr.Viljoen and Wildlife Coordinator Mariana Venter rushing from the Helicopter to the Rhino …
The team preparing the Rhino and the site for surgery ..,
The surgery begins ….
… and bandaging the wound …
Dr.Viljoen administering the reversal drug to wake up the pink-tailed Rhino 😊

Enjoy your evening, stay home and stay safe!

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LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI XXXI

Vincent and I went on a very wet safari this afternoon. After it had rained all night and most of the day we took a short drive. We saw some general game, some Buffalo and a White Rhino.

I used my iPhone and my binoculars to get a close up shot. Considering the rain, the bad light and the distance the shots turned out remarkably well 😊

Have a good evening, stay home and stay safe

PS: We are very happy about the rain – more than 30mm last night!

… as taken through the binoculars
… and cropped to a square picture!

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LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI XXIV – WHITE&BLACK

https://youtu.be/kRUfY0clqQQ

Enjoy this video record of the highlight of tonight‘s Lock Down Safari: An encounter between White Rhinos and a Black Rhino. 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 and Thanda Safari’s special pop-up site at http://www.thandatales.co.za

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LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI XXI

https://youtu.be/gFTflcHqTZo

Today I did a single animal safari. I ran into a White Rhino bull who was on a territorial walk and I stayed with him for 2 hours observing his behavior.

This is a 3 minute YouTube video summary with video footage and a few pictures of my afternoon with ‘just’ one Rhino 😊

Have a good evening, 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 and Thanda Safari’s special pop-up site at http://www.thandatales.co.za

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LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI VIII

It was a true Rhino evening. Just as the sun had set an encounter between Black Rhinos and White Rhinos proofed, that the White Rhinos are the cool dudes.

When the Black Rhino threw a bit of a tantrum and ran straight towards their larger cousins, they did not even move a muscle. A very special sighting of species interaction.

Enjoy your weekend. Stay home and stay safe!

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