STAY-AT-HOME MONDAY

Have you ever seen a Zebra photobombing?! 😊

Have a good week, stay safe!

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STAY-AT-HOME TUESDAY

For a bit of a laugh 😊

Stay home and stay safe.

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STAY-AT-HOME THURSDAY

A bit of a (Zebra-)laugh. Have a good day!

Many of us have to stay home in this worldwide crisis. So I thought you might enjoy to receive a wildlife image every day of the week until things are back to normal.

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MAMMAL FRIDAY – PLAINS ZEBRA

Plains Zebras (Equus quagga) are the most common and geographically widespread Zebra species (Southern and Eastern Africa).

The subspecies resident at Thanda Safari is called Burchell’s Zebra.

Enjoy your weekend!

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ZEBRA WEEK

I am featuring a species per week on my social media channels. Here is a summary of the last week’s posts (and some blog bonus images). I hope you enjoy some of my favorite Burchell’s Zebra pictures :-).

Grooming …

In Zululand …

Cute …

Resting …

Morning light …

Just light …

Down the road …

Drink …

Jump …

Flehmen …

Dazzle …

Portrait …

Fly by …

Fight …

Light …

Please …

Morning …

Eye …

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… next week’s species: Warthog

CAPE BUFFALO WEEK

I am featuring a species per week on my social media channels. Here is a summary of the last week’s posts (and some blog bonus images). I hope you enjoy some of my favorite Cape Buffalo pictures :-).

Red …

Once a day …

Sunset …

Bull fight …

Spa …

Stare …

Mating …

War paint …

Baby sitting …

Arrival …

Just now …

Stampede …

Next week’s species: Zebra

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A Dazzle of Zebras …

I have just uploaded 103 Plains Zebra images taken between 2002 and 2016. Have a look at http://www.sperka.biz/sg14

This is another new species gallery available online at http://www.sperka.biz/sg

Please contact me at info@sperka.com 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).

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Green, green , green …

Green everywhere! I had almost forgotten how beautiful Thanda looks when it turns green after some decent rain falls. Since the start of this rainy season we had over 150 mm rain and in just a few days the reserve has turned from brown&grey to green.

Even the behavior of many animals has changed almost over night. Where during the drought they had to spent most of their day to find food and water, they now have extra time to chase one another and be just idle once in a while.

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Gate guards and models!

The last few days I have been working in my office. Which is not bad, but not nearly as good as being out there on game drives. Even so, staying at Thanda house has its merits, too.

This morning our two male Cheetah came for a visit and acted as gate guards for a few hours.

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They also posed as models 🙂

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Yesterday, a journey of Giraffes and a dazzle of Zebras was grazing in front of the gate during midday.

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And the day before our Elephants had a late afternoon drinking and bathing session at the waterhole on the south side of Thanda house.

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So, my time at the office got interrupted by some of my “wild friends” offering good sightings!