Tag Archive: giraffe

Watch her!

It is not easy to get prey and predator into the same picture, unless on occasions when one is eating the other :-). But on this evening a Thanda North Pride Lioness was resting on a… Continue reading

As tall as a tree!

As part of our series on sharing interesting facts about our wildlife this week’s ‘Weird & Wonderful Animal Fact’ is on the Giraffe: Giraffes have an extremely high blood pressure (280/180 mm Hg)… Continue reading

Baby with Maintenance Crew!

One of the favorite sightings on any game drive is a baby Giraffe. Especially younger children love the little long-necks. This youngster was hosting a crew of eight Red-billed Oxpeckers which were eating… Continue reading

A Thanda Sunrise!

  No words needed 🙂 Picture by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve Never miss a message from Thanda! Sign up to the Thanda… Continue reading

An Elderly Lady!

This elderly Giraffe lady had a good look at this “noisy animal” before she decided to move off into the bush following the rest of her Journey (Journey is the proper term for… Continue reading

Smooth and Rough – Female and Male!

I recently took these images of a female and a male Giraffe on Thanda. Without looking at the rest of the animals it is quite clear which one is the male and which… Continue reading

Golden Hour

Watching Giraffes moving slowly across a ridge just when the sun sets – one of the most memorable moments of any safari. The Thanda guests enjoyed watching these magnificent creatures as the golden… Continue reading

Strange Encounter!

At the small waterhole in front of Thanda’s Villa iZulu a Spotted Hyena and a journey of Southern Giraffe met and interacted for almost an hour. This image shows Bheki in between the… Continue reading

Pole Position

From time to time Bheki gives up his tracker seat on the front of our game viewer to one of the Thanda guests. It is a very special experience seeing the animals from… Continue reading

Winter Rain!

This afternoon we had some winter rain. Despite the unusual wet weather for this season the Thanda guests enjoyed great game drives with Elephant bulls, a herd of Buffalo and this young Giraffe… Continue reading