Tag Archive: african elephant

Drinking Elephants | Smart Phone Photography through Binoculars

With modern smart phones one can create excellent images. But the quality deteriorates quickly once one tries to zoom in. But there is a solution: Taking smart phone pictures through binoculars (see also… Continue reading

Happy New Year

What a sighting for New Year’s day! Thanda Safari’s Elephants showed themselves from their best – and well behaved – side during the game drive on New Years morning. First, one of Thanda’s… Continue reading

A bath to cool down – a drink to refresh …

Elephants are smart. First the Thanda Safari Herd of Elephants had a refreshing bath at one waterhole (chasing away some Buffalo to get the tub for themselves). Then they moved to the next… Continue reading

Stand-off

It is a rare treat to see Elephants and Rhinos together. To see them interacting is even more unusual. The Thanda Safari guests enjoyed this incredible sighting of two White Rhino cows challenging… Continue reading

Five+

It happens quite often that Thanda guests can experience more than one of the Big Five during a single game drive. But it is a very rare treat when all five of Africa’s… Continue reading

A Rainbow over the Lebombo Mountains, a Road Block and two Freezing Cheetah!

As it happens during this time of the year strong winds frequently follow heavy rains. On our afternoon game drive we first encountered a beautiful rainbow over the Lebombo mountains, then we met… Continue reading

Ready for my close-up!

One of Thanda’s largest Elephant bulls was standing still for a few seconds – for his close-up pictures 🙂 – before he moved on down the hill. This gentle giant was trailing the… Continue reading

Summer is on the way!

The last few days Thanda guests enjoyed early summer temperatures, making good use of the pools at the Thanda Safari Lodge, Thanda Tented Camp and the Villa iZulu. The Thanda Elephants did the… Continue reading

Morning Drink Stop

We had a great game drive this morning. After tracking for less than half an hour we found the breeding herd of Elephants feeding in thick bush. We watched them crossing the road… Continue reading

Sparring!

While I was filing images which I have taken over the last few weeks I came across this picture of an Elephant Bull fight. I remember that we were quite close to these… Continue reading