WEEK IN PICTURES #30 The week in pictures selection for this week is quite easy to pick out as there were some stand out sightings during the week. I think the sighting that us all were very excited about was the lion cubs at the zebra kill, for the first time they were brought out […]
WEEK IN PICTURES #9 “If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera”- Lewis Hine Words used by a photographer in the early 1900’s could not explain ones experience on safari in a better way. Sometimes you are not looking for the perfect picture but just a photo […]
A video taken by Pondoro guide Rul of a tiny elephant calf during a game drive with guests. Elephants can give birth at any time of the year after a gestation period of 22 months. Newborn elephant calves can weigh up to 120kg. This is a time of huge excitement and the rest of the […]
A video taken by tracker Eric of a black rhino cow charging at their safari cruiser with her calf following closely behind, as is the norm. An interesting difference between black and white rhinos is that the calf of a white rhino walks in front of the mother and that the black rhino calf would […]
A video taken by Ranger Rul of an elephant herd drinking at Ngala dam on the 18th of January 2016. I have explained in a previous post about elephants and the amount of muscles in their trunks. To refresh your memory: elephants have 8 muscles on each side of their trunk which is divided into […]
A video of very small elephant calf taken by ranger Rul on the 9th of January 2016. Elephant calves can manage to stand about an hour after birth as they must be able to reach the teats of the mother in order to drink. They will still be fairly unsure on their feet for a […]
Mark, one of our guides, took this amazing video of a giraffe giving birth during September 2012. Guests and guides alike sat in awe as the whole incident unfolded in front of their eyes over a period of about an hour.
Elephant calves have long been one of my favourate photographic subjects. Here are some photos that I have taken on the 26th of February. Elephants are abundant at the moment the bush is always a better place with breeding herds and calves around.