Chewing …

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

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De-Ticking Service!

This Red-billed Oxpecker was removing a blood-sucking Tick from the ear of an Impala.

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LITTLE CUTIE …

… one of Thanda Safari’s youngest Elephants.

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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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CHECKING THE AIR!

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10 TEN YEARS ON THANDA!

On 8th of June, ten years ago, I arrived at Thanda Safari. Since then I have called this incredible game reserve my home and my place of work.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to live the dream and work as Resident Wildlife Photographer on this beautiful property and I am looking forward to many more years at Thanda Safari.

This is a link to my post from 8 June 2012: https://sperka.info/2012/06/08/at-thanda-at-last/

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A Black Widebeest …

… at Golden Gate Memorial National Park, Free State, South Africa.

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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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