Tag Archive: wildlife

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

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

I am big and you better watch it!

This small male White Rhino calf put us in our place! He came right up to the vehicle (which was standing below his level) and showed us his “big” horn, jumped up and… Continue reading

A Good Look!

Thanda’s dominant male Lion gave us “a good look” when we spotted him on the way to the lodge after bush dinner. The guests on my vehicle were very impressed with the beautiful… Continue reading

Wet, Dirty and Sharp!

These were the three adjectives that came to my mind when I saw this young male Lion displaying his sharp claws. He was very wet and very dirty when we encountered the Thanda… Continue reading

A good stretch!

If one gets up at 6:30 in the morning a good stretch is in order. Well, the dominant male Lion on Thanda Private Game Reserve thought so, too. Before he started for his morning walk… Continue reading