Twenty Lions! #4

On 10 August was World Lion Day. Instead of only one picture post for the occasion I thought I post twenty of my favorite Lion images, one for each of my twenty years of wildlife photography from 2001 to 2021. Enjoy this festival of Lions! #4

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RAIN, BEAUTIFUL RAIN!

We had over 100mm of rain in the last three days at Thanda Safari. Some of our large mammals – like this Zebra – looked like they felt a bit sorry for themselves walking around with muddy hooves on slippery grounds. So far we had more than 400mm since the beginning of the year.

Let’s hope there will be more to come 😊

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Zebra Crossing

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THE DAILY POST

Silhouette of a dazzle of Burchell’s Zebras on Thanda Safari’s savanna.

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THE DAILY POST – TOO MUCH ENERGY

This Thanda Safari Zebra calf got rid of far too much stored energy by jumping and running around. The video is not of great quality by it is a joy to watch. Have a good week!

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THE DAILY POST – JUST A BIT OF FIGHTING

Zebras can be quite ferocious fighters. Still muddy after last night’s rain and from the subsequent mud bath these two Burchell’s Zebra stallions had a go at one another.

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THE DAILY POST – GRAZING ANTELOPE BY ROOT

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

The music is composed to symbolize African nature icons (eg sunrises, Lions, 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 the Grazing Antelope 😊

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THE MORNING POST – GOLDEN HOUR

What a beautiful example for the special light during the golden hour. I took this picture yesterday evening just a few minutes before the sun was setting.

Enjoy your day!

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THE EVENING POST – DAZZLE

A group of Zebra is called a dazzle. This picture, which I took this morning, illustrates why it is called that 😊

Have a good week!

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