Press Release – Erindi Private Game Reserve Wildlife Auction – 2016

Press Release – Erindi Private Game Reserve Wildlife Auction – 2016

Erindi set the benchmark on the 2016 Namibian wildlife auction calendar, with our recent auction held on Saturday 2nd April 2016. This was the third prestigious auction held at Erindi and the best yet, surpassing all expectations in a year marred by drought and poor feeding.

We welcomed over 500 guests, including 152 registered buyers from various corners of South Africa and Namibia. Buyers had a healthy appetite to improve their species diversity and genetics, which bears testimony to the good position of the game breeding industry in Namibia.

Guests arrived by aeroplane, helicopter and 4X4 from midday on Friday. Namibian game farmers met their South African counterparts in a meet and greet environment, exchanging industry knowledge and camaraderie.

There was a carnival-like atmosphere on the morning of the auction. Erindi’s parking lot looked like a Land Cruiser enthusiasts club. Upon arrival, guests had time to register and enjoy a mouth-watering breakfast buffet. There was plenty of time to explore Erindi’s Auction Catalogue. A sumptuous, traditional lunch was served in our Old Trader’s Lodge dining hall, before guests made their way to the auction shed.

At the auction shed, anticipation was mounting. The shed was transformed for this special occasion into an auction arena fitted with extra shaded areas, and spray mist to keep guests cool from the Namibian heat.

Niel Swart, Vleissentraal Auctioneer, welcomed everyone at the start of the auction and explained the order of proceedings. Mike Bredenkamp, the President of Wildlife Ranching Namibia, in his opening speech read a personal message from Namibian President Dr Hage G. Geingob, who wished that he could be in attendance and sent his well wishes for the day. Bredenkamp also conveyed the importance of game breeding in Namibia: the job creation it brings is vital to Namibia’s economy. Wiaan van der Linde, the President of Wildlife Ranching South Africa, and Norman Adami the Marketing Director of WRSA, were up next to award Erindi’s co-owner, Paul Joubert, with the trophy for Southern Africa Wildlife Rancher of the Year 2016: in the Biodiversity and Social Responsibility category.

The auction kicked off at 13h00 and was conducted by Vleissentraal’s dynamic auctioneer, Niel Swart, and his team of alert spotters. An audio-visual presentation displayed each lot, and got the bidding going. Small plains game was the first to be auctioned and it was not long before the hammer fell for the sale of the first lot. Klipspringers featured for the first time in a Namibian auction, and were sold for an impressive N$20 000 each. Buyers willingly paid N$60 000 for Bushbuck and Damara dik-diks.

Demand was high for the majestic Tsessebe, which pulled in N$88 000 each. Approximately nine Sable cows with calves were bought for N$520 000. A single Sable bull with a Zambian bloodline went for a staggering N$530 000. Roan cows from Mount Etjo went for N$600 000 each, while two female calves collected N$520 000 each.

The highlight of the day was the sale of the two Hyenas and the two Crocodiles that took N$60 000 each from the highest bidder. Three Hippopotami sold for N$100 000 apiece, while six White Rhino’s were sold in total. The highest bidder paid N$700 000 for a pregnant White Rhino cow from Golden Game.

Altogether, 23 elephants were sold and buyers were eager to spend big money on these gentle giants; with bidding reaching N$330 000 per elephant.

A 61” Kudu bull went for N$290 000, and Kudu cows impregnated by this bull sold for N$28 000 each. Two 30” Waterbuck bulls sold for N$30 000 each. Breeding groups were popular with buyers, such as the Damaraland Springbuck group that fetched N$20 000 per animal due to its larger size.

The success of this auction will help maintain operations both financially and ecologically at Erindi Private Game Reserve. The auction raises much-needed funding, which will subsidize feed in this drought-stricken year.

The Erindi auction saw record prices for 1,289 animals from 182 lots, turning over a whopping N$35 million.

The Joubert family, management and personnel of Erindi Private Game Reserve would like to extend a warm thank-you to everyone who contributed in making the third annual auction of rare- exotic- and plains- game such a huge success! We’d like to thank the following people:

The Vleissentraal team and auctioneer for the day, Niel Swart;

The 8 guest sellers who joined us this year: Mount Etjo, Dirk de Bod, Golden Game, AA Game Farming, Immenhof Game Breeders, Valley Venture Stud, SINCO Investments, A.Malan t/a Gametrade;

To our auction partners for their services: SATIB Insurance Brokers for insurance, African Wildlife Services for transportation;

ibay for marketing material at the venue, print media and publicity;

Media Direct for radio productions and exposure on national radio services, placements in newspapers and magazines;

To our 152 registered buyers for participating;

All our guests who joined us on the day;

Erindi staff for their hard work and commitment to making the entire event run as smoothly as it did;

Mike Bredenkamp, President of Wildlife Ranching Namibia;

Wiaan van der Linde, President of Wildlife Ranching South Africa;

Norman Adami, Marketing Director of Wildlife Ranching South Africa;

Game farmers from South Africa for their continued support – Tina de Jager, Piet Warren, Barend Vorster.

We are grateful for your support and hope to see you again next year!

History

Erindi Private Game Reserve is unique in southern Africa and perhaps even in the world. Reclaimed as part of a massive rehabilitation and conservation venture, the reserve is a treasure chest of naturally occurring Namibian wildlife and plant life. Erindi is situated on 65 178 hectares of unspoilt land. We have 92 mammal species, 40 snake species, 312 bird species, 72 tree species and 75 grass species. Data collections have led to the discovery that Erindi Private Game Reserve is home to the largest male lion and elephant bull on record in Namibia. We are a malaria-free zone, protected by 156 kilometers of solar electrified perimeter fencing. We have over 1000 kilometers of road within the reserve. Even though Erindi Private Game Reserve is currently for sale, the owners Gert and Paul Joubert, still have a tremendous passion for Erindi. Winning the Southern Africa Wildlife Rancher of the Year in the Biodiversity and Social Responsibility category is testament to this. There is no other place in Sub-Saharan Africa that has the biodiversity that Erindi so elegantly displays.

Market

Erindi Private Game Reserve welcomes over 1800 visitors to Old Traders Lodge on a monthly basis. Namibians make up a large percentage of our visitors at 56%, which illustrates that we are accessible to the average Namibian family who wants to explore their own beautiful country. Germans account for 14% of our visitors, which proves that we are tapping into the global safari market and promoting Namibia as a safe, friendly and diverse travel destination. South African visitors make up 10%. Erindi Private Game Reserve sees 1500 visitors enter Camp Elephant on a monthly basis. Interestingly, 83% of this number is made up of local Namibian visitors. South African visitors account for 9% and German visitors account for 4%.

Operations

Erindi Private Game Reserve employs over 230 staff members. They are friendly, outgoing people that all understand how they fit into the greater system that is Erindi. Managing a place like this is costly, and requires a motivated management team. Erindi has massive overheads from running such a large establishment with such a diverse range of species, all while maintaining world-class service. This requires funding, which is why the annual Erindi Auction contributes to the reserve’s survival as a whole.

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  • It has been a while since we saw one of our leopards photographed up close. Earlier this year it was mating season, and our resident females were on the prowl for male mates. It was really difficult to see them in the clear. But the latest film crew to visit @erindinamibia had some serious luck and found this amazing leopard sighting at the start of their filming trip. We are home to the Global Leopard Project, lead by conservationist Natasha Britz, who continuously collects data and monitors these magnificent cats 💕🐆Photo: @burakdogansoysal . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #leopards #bigcats #big5 #predators #research #leopardlove #catsofinstagram #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "It has been a while since we saw one of our leopards photographed up close. Earlier this year it was mating season, and our resident females were on the prowl for male mates. It was really difficult to see them in the clear. But the latest film crew to visit @erindinamibia had some serious luck and found this amazing leopard sighting at the start of their filming trip. We are home to the Global Leopard Project, lead by conservationist Natasha Britz, who continuously collects data and monitors these magnificent cats 💕🐆Photo: @burakdogansoysal
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  • Be still. Be so still that you can feel the breeze through your hair. You can smell the sweet scent of the bush. You can see the colours of the sun as it peaks over the horizon. Just be still. Often we take our earth and surroundings for granted. With human populations increasing globally, the space and the time to enjoy nature is decreasing. While we are here, we must absorb it all. Take the time to reflect this weekend 🦁🌿🌍 Photo: @shalamah.tautaiolefue . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #predator #weekend #reflection #bushlife #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Be still. Be so still that you can feel the breeze through your hair. You can smell the sweet scent of the bush. You can see the colours of the sun as it peaks over the horizon. Just be still. Often we take our earth and surroundings for granted. With human populations increasing globally, the space and the time to enjoy nature is decreasing. While we are here, we must absorb it all. Take the time to reflect this weekend 🦁🌿🌍
Photo: @shalamah.tautaiolefue
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  • Cold, misty mornings in the bush are never quiet. Look to the left or to the right, there is giraffe everywhere. Our giraffe population has experienced tremendous growth since the rainy season. The newborns have grown steadily and now know how to run on their long, wobbly legs. It’s an incredible sight! 💕 Photo: @donalboyd . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #giraffes #mornings #bushlife #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Cold, misty mornings in the bush are never quiet. Look to the left or to the right, there is giraffe everywhere. Our giraffe population has experienced tremendous growth since the rainy season. The newborns have grown steadily and now know how to run on their long, wobbly legs. It’s an incredible sight! 💕
Photo: @donalboyd
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  • The ground vibrates. Water ripples. Trumpets echo. Bodies shuffle towards the edge of the restaurant deck. The chaos is coming from two old bulls play fighting in the Old Traders waterhole. They can entertain themselves for hours, but what they don’t know is that their audience is just as entertained 🙊💦🐘Photo: @lewingtonphotography . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #elephantbulls #big5 #playfight #waterhole #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "The ground vibrates. Water ripples. Trumpets echo. Bodies shuffle towards the edge of the restaurant deck. The chaos is coming from two old bulls play fighting in the Old Traders waterhole. They can entertain themselves for hours, but what they don’t know is that their audience is just as entertained 🙊💦🐘Photo: @lewingtonphotography
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #elephantbulls #big5 #playfight #waterhole #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • A young male lion warns game drivers not to come too close. He has the important job of protecting his pride, and he won’t trust just anyone. That we can respect, and we won’t push our luck. 🙊 Photo: @photo_edwin . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #bigcats #big5 #predators #carnivores #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "A young male lion warns game drivers not to come too close. He has the important job of protecting his pride, and he won’t trust just anyone. That we can respect, and we won’t push our luck. 🙊
Photo: @photo_edwin
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  • Looking towards the weekend like a lion looking for his next meal. It’s the anticipation that mounts. It’s that sweet moment you can almost taste. Patience is necessary. It will all pay off but first some work must be put in. Reward comes after effort. He will eventually get his kill. He knows better than anyone that his chance of success is only around 10%. It’s a tough life for a lion 🦁 Photo: @jermeyconte . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #bigcats #big5 #predators #carnivores #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Looking towards the weekend like a lion looking for his next meal. It’s the anticipation that mounts. It’s that sweet moment you can almost taste. Patience is necessary. It will all pay off but first some work must be put in. Reward comes after effort. He will eventually get his kill. He knows better than anyone that his chance of success is only around 10%. It’s a tough life for a lion 🦁 
Photo: @jermeyconte
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  • A drone captures the feeding frenzy of our wild dog pack on a carcass. The African wild dog is a specialised pack hunter of medium-sized buck. They are highly successful hunters with nearly 80% of all wild dog hunts ending in a kill. They might seem sweet, but these carnivores flung the lungs and the foetus from the pregnant Oryx before devouring the rest of her in under 20mins. They know what to discard and what to keep. Only the fittest survive, but when there is a strong pack of wild dogs around, death is imminent 😱 📷Photo: @naudewashere . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddogs #savage #endangered #predators #carnivores #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "A drone captures the feeding frenzy of our wild dog pack on a carcass. The African wild dog is a specialised pack hunter of medium-sized buck. They are highly successful hunters with nearly 80% of all wild dog hunts ending in a kill. They might seem sweet, but these carnivores flung the lungs and the foetus from the pregnant Oryx before devouring the rest of her in under 20mins. They know what to discard and what to keep. Only the fittest survive, but when there is a strong pack of wild dogs around, death is imminent 😱
📷Photo: @naudewashere
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddogs #savage #endangered #predators #carnivores #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • We are the home of the Global Leopard Project. This is Honey who enjoys sightseeing from the top of a tree. She not only checks out where her next meal is coming from, but she also observes any predators that might be lurking below. It’s a good thing that leopards are elusive, since they have had to adapt to changing habitats and human encroachment. But @erindinamibia they are safe to roam freely. We carefully monitor their health to ensure the population is growing and not decreasing 🌳🐆 📷Photo: @kaiphotographer . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #big5 #wildcats #bigcats #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "We are the home of the Global Leopard Project. This is Honey who enjoys sightseeing from the top of a tree. She not only checks out where her next meal is coming from, but she also observes any predators that might be lurking below. It’s a good thing that leopards are elusive, since they have had to adapt to changing habitats and human encroachment. But @erindinamibia they are safe to roam freely. We carefully monitor their health to ensure the population is growing and not decreasing 🌳🐆
📷Photo: @kaiphotographer
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #big5 #wildcats #bigcats #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • It’s hard to imagine a world without these giants. Our guests come to Africa to see them. Photographers nudge closer to capture them. And we try our best to protect them. Elephants display the greatest amount of emotion of any animal in the kingdom. They are visibly happy when digging for bulbs or when they are rolling around in the mud. They are sad and mourn when a member of the herd dies. Scientific research educates us about them everyday. We must appreciate them 💕🐘 Photo: @jeremyconte . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #big5 #giants #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "It’s hard to imagine a world without these giants. Our guests come to Africa to see them. Photographers nudge closer to capture them. And we try our best to protect them. Elephants display the greatest amount of emotion of any animal in the kingdom. They are visibly happy when digging for bulbs or when they are rolling around in the mud. They are sad and mourn when a member of the herd dies. Scientific research educates us about them everyday. We must appreciate them 💕🐘
Photo: @jeremyconte
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #big5 #giants #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Is there anything sweeter than a cheetah cub that has eaten until his belly is full and now he is lethargic and needs to rest? 😻They learn to survive in the wild from their mothers. They will follow mom around and learn to hunt when they are about six months old. At two years old they are able to leave mom and hunt for themselves. It’s sometimes hard to remember that these cute faces belong to wild cats. Photo: @hencobantjes . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #cub #babies #wildcats #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Is there anything sweeter than a cheetah cub that has eaten until his belly is full and now he is lethargic and needs to rest? 😻They learn to survive in the wild from their mothers. They will follow mom around and learn to hunt when they are about six months old. At two years old they are able to leave mom and hunt for themselves. It’s sometimes hard to remember that these cute faces belong to wild cats.
Photo: @hencobantjes
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #cub #babies #wildcats #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • We believe @erindinamibia is on sacred land. There are 7 different sites on the reserve where we have discovered ancient San engravings, some that date back 20,000 years. We offer a unique activity in the form of an Art Valley Climb, where guests can take a casual hike up the mountainside to see a site which contains over 20 etchings. The history of the land and the stories of the San people are awe-inspiring. A small San tribe still lives on the reserve today. Come learn about their fascinating way of life🌄 Photo: @mijlof . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #bushmen #san #ancient #tribe #engravings #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "We believe @erindinamibia is on sacred land. There are 7 different sites on the reserve where we have discovered ancient San engravings, some that date back 20,000 years. We offer a unique activity in the form of an Art Valley Climb, where guests can take a casual hike up the mountainside to see a site which contains over 20 etchings. The history of the land and the stories of the San people are awe-inspiring. A small San tribe still lives on the reserve today. Come learn about their fascinating way of life🌄
Photo: @mijlof
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #bushmen #san #ancient #tribe #engravings #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • We are seeing double with the number of giraffe calves we have on the reserve. After the rainy season, we experienced an abundance of new life 🌅It is always such a pleasure to see our wildlife populations growing. We take great care in protecting them so that the mothers can do their job at raising them. In peace 🙏 Photo: @jarradseng . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #babies #twins #calves #rain #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "We are seeing double with the number of giraffe calves we have on the reserve. After the rainy season, we experienced an abundance of new life 🌅It is always such a pleasure to see our wildlife populations growing. We take great care in protecting them so that the mothers can do their job at raising them. In peace 🙏  Photo: @jarradseng
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #babies #twins #calves #rain #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Filmmakers appreciate sunrise and sunset more than most people. They wait for the drama. The feeling of suspense. The approaching beauty. Golden hour. But in between that, the lighting might be off. There may be a lack of clouds. It’s mostly a waiting game. And sometimes it’s a huge scramble to get the shot in a matter of minutes. When it’s gone, they sit around and just absorb their surroundings. At @erindinamibia we regularly welcome film crews so they can share the magic with the world 🌎🌄 Photo: @robtaylor.tv . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #film #filmmaking #sunset #skies #africanskies #views #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Filmmakers appreciate sunrise and sunset more than most people. They wait for the drama. The feeling of suspense. The approaching beauty. Golden hour. But in between that, the lighting might be off. There may be a lack of clouds. It’s mostly a waiting game. And sometimes it’s a huge scramble to get the shot in a matter of minutes. When it’s gone, they sit around and just absorb their surroundings. At @erindinamibia we regularly welcome film crews so they can share the magic with the world 🌎🌄
Photo: @robtaylor.tv
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #film #filmmaking #sunset #skies #africanskies #views #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • A moment. An understanding. A deal. You don’t threaten me and I won’t threaten you. This is the unspoken agreement exchanged between the driver and the elephant. Our guides know how to keep the calm between man and animal. As a guest, this is your perfect photo op. Capturing that moment is one thing, but feeling that moment is something you’ll never forget 🙏🐘 Photo: @donalboyd . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #guide #gamedrive #elephants #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "A moment. An understanding. A deal. You don’t threaten me and I won’t threaten you. This is the unspoken agreement exchanged between the driver and the elephant. Our guides know how to keep the calm between man and animal. As a guest, this is your perfect photo op. Capturing that moment is one thing, but feeling that moment is something you’ll never forget 🙏🐘 Photo: @donalboyd
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #guide #gamedrive #elephants #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • When the sun rises and you still feel like you could sleep a few more hours 😴 It’s that Monday feeling we all get, especially in winter. Our hippos sleep on the banks at night, but when the sun is out they will slip into the waterhole and warm their backs by floating on the water’s surface. 📷Photo: @ameriniedoardo . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #hippo #waterhole #sunrise #monday #mondayblues #mondaymorning #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "When the sun rises and you still feel like you could sleep a few more hours 😴 It’s that Monday feeling we all get, especially in winter. Our hippos sleep on the banks at night, but when the sun is out they will slip into the waterhole and warm their backs by floating on the water’s surface. 📷Photo: @ameriniedoardo
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #hippo #waterhole #sunrise #monday #mondayblues #mondaymorning #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • You can search the land high and low for that magical leopard sighting. Maybe one is up a tree or maybe hiding in a cave. But sometimes they can be found in plain sight, like this beautiful girl. It is almost surreal when it happens. She was resting on a rock when we spotted her. Those piercing blue eyes spotted us right back 🐆 📷Photo: @kolibri69 . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #elusive #mountain #big5 #leopards #lazy #photography #bigcats #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "You can search the land high and low for that magical leopard sighting. Maybe one is up a tree or maybe hiding in a cave. But sometimes they can be found in plain sight, like this beautiful girl. It is almost surreal when it happens. She was resting on a rock when we spotted her. Those piercing blue eyes spotted us right back 🐆
📷Photo: @kolibri69
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #elusive #mountain #big5 #leopards #lazy #photography #bigcats #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • A lone elephant bull puts his best foot forward for the photographer. But keeping a distance is always advised ☝️Young bulls that are in musth are characterized by aggressive behaviour which is caused by a dramatic increase in testosterone. Musth is linked to sexual arousal or establishing dominance. Bulls in musth often produce a rumbling sound to warn other males, and to attract females in heat. They are extremely dangerous to both humans and other elephants. The elephant is the real king in Africa 👑🐘 📷Photo: @kyle.barney . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #bull #waterhole #big5 #elephants #photography #reflections #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "A lone elephant bull puts his best foot forward for the photographer. But keeping a distance is always advised ☝️Young bulls that are in musth are characterized by aggressive behaviour which is caused by a dramatic increase in testosterone. Musth is linked to sexual arousal or establishing dominance. Bulls in musth often produce a rumbling sound to warn other males, and to attract females in heat. They are extremely dangerous to both humans and other elephants. The elephant is the real king in Africa 👑🐘
📷Photo: @kyle.barney
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #bull #waterhole #big5 #elephants #photography #reflections #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Water provides life to the land 🌅Finding a waterhole such as this is like finding a pot of gold. The value of a good water source is priceless. It nourishes the vegetation and provides hydration to all the species that come down from the mountain or from across the plains for a drink. Waterholes are also excellent places for catching reflections of the incredible cloud formations. This shot was taken with the @djiglobal Mavic Pro at sunset. 📷Photo: @mijlof . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #sunset #drone #dji #mavicpro #dronegear #photography #waterhole #reflections #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Water provides life to the land 🌅Finding a waterhole such as this is like finding a pot of gold. The value of a good water source is priceless. It nourishes the vegetation and provides hydration to all the species that come down from the mountain or from across the plains for a drink. Waterholes are also excellent places for catching reflections of the incredible cloud formations. This shot was taken with the @djiglobal Mavic Pro at sunset.
📷Photo: @mijlof
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #sunset #drone #dji #mavicpro #dronegear #photography #waterhole #reflections #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Don’t mistake an African Wild Dog for a domesticated pet. They are fierce and territorial predators. Did you know that females have all the power in the pack? The alpha female chooses to mate with an alpha male only if he has a brother to continue the offspring in case of death. Also to improve genetics within a pack, a new set of males must be introduced but only with the approval of the females. The females may be picky, but these traits are essential to the survival of a species which is highly endangered 😞💕🐶 Photo: @shalamah.tautaiolefue . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddog #african #girlpower #predator #dogs #endangered #awareness #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Don’t mistake an African Wild Dog for a domesticated pet. They are fierce and territorial predators. Did you know that females have all the power in the pack? The alpha female chooses to mate with an alpha male only if he has a brother to continue the offspring in case of death. Also to improve genetics within a pack, a new set of males must be introduced but only with the approval of the females. The females may be picky, but these traits are essential to the survival of a species which is highly endangered 😞💕🐶
Photo: @shalamah.tautaiolefue
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddog #african #girlpower #predator #dogs #endangered #awareness #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • The king settles into his bed for the evening 😴 The nights have definitely got cooler as Namibia moves into its winter months. It is not only humans who feel the cold, but the wildlife certainly does too. Mammals will shiver to generate more body heat and will fluff out their fur to hold in that heat more efficiently. 🦁 📷Photo: @stephaneridard . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #bigcat #predator #catworld #big5 #awareness #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "The king settles into his bed for the evening 😴 The nights have definitely got cooler as Namibia moves into its winter months. It is not only humans who feel the cold, but the wildlife certainly does too. Mammals will shiver to generate more body heat and will fluff out their fur to hold in that heat more efficiently. 🦁 📷Photo: @stephaneridard
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #bigcat #predator #catworld #big5 #awareness #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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