Monthly Archive: January, 2013

Good Morning!

Our dominate male Lion was greeting us at the start of our morning game drive. He had rested on top of a hill for the night.

Wildlife Photography @ Thanda

        Quite a few people have asked what photography teaching services I offer at Thanda – here is the information: As a guest at Thanda Private Game Reserve you may… Continue reading

Cooling systems!

Most mammals can use their sweat glands to cool themselves down. Elephants cannot sweat so they have to use other means to cool down. They pump huge amounts of blood through their ears… Continue reading

Summer Time – Spider Time

When the weather gets hot and humid many different species of Golden Orb Spiders build their webs along and across the roads on Thanda. Part of Bheki’s job at this time of the… Continue reading


These Vultures were hoping that the Lions would move away from their nearby kill soon. This picture was taken in the early hours of the day before it started heating up. All images are… Continue reading

Lions on his mind!

I do not often merge or manipulate images, but I had to play with this picture of Bheki – my Tracker – looking into a sunrise. I merged it with an image of our dominate… Continue reading

Seven without the Five :-)

These are seven images I took during the holiday season – when my Internet connection was down.  They are part of my “Without the Five” series (images 5-11). – A colorful Caterpillar (I… Continue reading

The Elephants’ choice

One should never push Elephants and move in too close to them. But sometimes they choose to come close themselves. This female Elephant and the two calves where browsing on trees right next… Continue reading

The Bush School!

On Thanda we have an old bush school (a few A-frame huts and an old wooden classroom building) which is left from the days when Thanda was farmland. On hot days the Thanda… Continue reading

Without the Five (4) – Sun Spider

This sun spider sat in the middle of the road when I left the lodge. I took an eye level shot of this small predator – lying on my belly as usual 🙂… Continue reading