Monthly Archive: June, 2013

Small cat on the way home

Today Bheki and I saw this Serval on the way back from the Lodge. A very special sighting!  

Morning Walk with Mum!

Thanda’s three month old Cheetah cubs were on a early morning walk down the road with their mum and the Thanda guests had a good look at them. When the cubs are this… Continue reading

Cold Sunrise!

When I left Thanda at sunrise our two male Cheetah walked directly towards me. In this picture the “visible” Cheetah’s breath is a sign for a cold winter’s morning in Kwazulu Natal. I… Continue reading

Giant Pictures

When one is taking close-up pictures of two male Elephants sparring it feels a bit like taking pictures of two giants. In this case the two young bulls were close enough to merit… Continue reading

Solid Food!

Thanda’s small Cheetah cubs are already eating some solid food. Their mum had hunted an Impala and they joined in the – for Cheetah typical – hasty meal. The  three month old the… Continue reading

The First Wild Leopard

Showing a Leopard to his guests is a pleasure for any field guide. But being able to show one of these magnificent creatures to someone who has never seen a Leopard before is… Continue reading

Welcome home!

Our dominant male Lion gave me an impressive “Welcome Home” at the end of today’s evening game drive. The Thanda guests on my vehicle were most impressed … and so was I 🙂… Continue reading

A very special place…

Today it is one year since I have arrived at Thanda Private Game Reserve. It is a very special place to work and to live at. Having three jobs (Field Guide, Photography Teacher… Continue reading

What a feeling!

Being chased by a male Lion is an incredible feeling. Even if the chase is not meant for the vehicle but for other Lions nearby. When this huge predator runs to close the… Continue reading

A Lion’s drink!

This young male Lion is having a drink at one of Thanda’s waterholes. We were watching the Lions in the early morning going to drink after they had feasted the in the night… Continue reading