Tag Archive: christian sperka

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Thanda Safari

Picture by Christian Sperka – Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Safari Never miss a message from Thanda! Sign up to the Thanda Blog and receive an email with every new post – https://thandablog.com/follow-the-blog/… Continue reading

Skill and Luck

Skill and Luck – Both are very important when one goes on a Safari. Spotting a Leopard in a tree is a skill, the Leopard being there at the right time is pure… Continue reading

No CLICKS please!

This Black Rhino bull was striding across the savanna directly towards our vehicle. As he closed to about 30 meters (~75′) he got quite annoyed at the camera clicks and mock-charged the vehicle… Continue reading

I want THAT branch!

Out of the thousands of available trees and branches on the reserve, Thulani – one of Thanda’s largest Elephant bulls – chose a branch above the Safari Lodge entrance roof as his favorite.… Continue reading

Watching the boys fight!

It is not even 6:00am yet and the boys are already fighting!  Thanda guests observed this morning sparring session of young Elephant bulls. An excess of testosterone leads regularly to these quarrels which… Continue reading

African Sun

For most animals it is simple to find a shady place during the middle of day, when the African Sun is strongest. But for Giraffes, tall as they are, it is not easy to… Continue reading

Just beautiful

Thanda, a Cheetah and soft morning light – Just beautiful! Picture by Christian Sperka – Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve Never miss a message from Thanda! Sign up to the… Continue reading

‘Reflection Lion’

This young Thanda Lioness got quite upset when she encountered herself as a reflection at a waterhole. She kept growling at the ‘other’ Lion with very little success 🙂 At the end she… Continue reading

Low Light

The sun had just set when we encountered this Thanda Giraffe with her small calf. We followed the two for a while until they disappeared into the thick bush. The quality of these low light images… Continue reading

The Kids’ Favorites

Most of Thanda’s guests favor the Big Five and enjoy sightings of these dangerous creatures. But our youngest guests will – more often than not – name one of these two as their… Continue reading