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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  • Her eyes are watching your every move. Her muscles do not flinch. Her breathing is steady. Just her eyes dart back and forth as you ready yourself for the capture. Your heart is racing. Her beauty is undeniable. Her presence is legendary. And then you remember what the guide said, “biggest lions in Africa”. That is when you realize how powerful she actually is. 👑🙌💕 Photo: @donalboyd . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lioness #gamedrive #photography #photographicsafari #big5 #lions #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Her eyes are watching your every move. Her muscles do not flinch. Her breathing is steady. Just her eyes dart back and forth as you ready yourself for the capture. Your heart is racing. Her beauty is undeniable. Her presence is legendary. And then you remember what the guide said, “biggest lions in Africa”. That is when you realize how powerful she actually is. 👑🙌💕
Photo: @donalboyd
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  • For our elephants, an ordinary day in the wild includes a lot of play fighting. They might make a lot of noise, they may even break down a bit of the vegetation, but it's all in the name of fun and games. And we can’t blame them. @erindinamibia is a 70,000-hectare paradise. 🌳🐘 Photo: @jeremyconte . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #playfight #elephants #paradise #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "For our elephants, an ordinary day in the wild includes a lot of play fighting. They might make a lot of noise, they may even break down a bit of the vegetation, but it's all in the name of fun and games. And we can’t blame them. @erindinamibia is a 70,000-hectare paradise. 🌳🐘
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  • Knobbly knees and pointy ears protrude from behind thick brush. As humans, we think we are the only ones cable of being curious, but the truth is that any animal has the ability to be curious. They also have the ability to be shy or nervous. There are so many ways in which we relate. And there are so many reasons why we must share the space with them, why we must learn to co-exist. 🙌🌄 Photo: @shalamah.tautaiolefue . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #zebra #curious #coexistence #mood #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Knobbly knees and pointy ears protrude from behind thick brush. As humans, we think we are the only ones cable of being curious, but the truth is that any animal has the ability to be curious. They also have the ability to be shy or nervous. There are so many ways in which we relate. And there are so many reasons why we must share the space with them, why we must learn to co-exist. 🙌🌄
Photo: @shalamah.tautaiolefue
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  • Wild dogs may be pretty to photograph, but there’s no mistaking how fierce they are. Being successful pack hunters, they are able to chase antelope for miles until their prey reaches exhaustion. The pack will bite the legs and rear of their prey until they bring it down. During this process, they are incredibly vocal and will eat unbelievably fast. Interestingly, the pups get to eat first - a reverse hierarchy of sorts. 🐾💕 Photo: @jason_block1 - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddog #predator #paintedwolf #fierce #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Wild dogs may be pretty to photograph, but there’s no mistaking how fierce they are. Being successful pack hunters, they are able to chase antelope for miles until their prey reaches exhaustion. The pack will bite the legs and rear of their prey until they bring it down. During this process, they are incredibly vocal and will eat unbelievably fast. Interestingly, the pups get to eat first - a reverse hierarchy of sorts. 🐾💕 Photo: @jason_block1 -
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  • We weren’t lying when we said we have the largest lions in Africa. Our lionesses average 160kg, which is 40kg heavier than female lions recorded anywhere else on the continent. They are so robust due to our excellent lion management project, which ensures an ecological balance between predators and prey on the reserve. Careful management maintains a strong gene pool. 👑 📷 Photo: @jason_block1 . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lions #lioness #big5 #worldrecord #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "We weren’t lying when we said we have the largest lions in Africa. Our lionesses average 160kg, which is 40kg heavier than female lions recorded anywhere else on the continent. They are so robust due to our excellent lion management project, which ensures an ecological balance between predators and prey on the reserve. Careful management maintains a strong gene pool. 👑
📷 Photo: @jason_block1
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lions #lioness #big5 #worldrecord #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • It is no wonder that waterbuck camouflage well when their horns scoop up foliage, creating a great headdress 🌿🌼. Apart from the distinctive white ring on their rear, it would be otherwise difficult to spot them. It is incredible how our animals have adapted to their environment. They can eat in peace when they blend in with their surroundings, making it more challenging for the predator. 📷Photo:@breccn . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #waterbuck #antelope #buck #camo #plainsgame #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "It is no wonder that waterbuck camouflage well when their horns scoop up foliage, creating a great headdress 🌿🌼. Apart from the distinctive white ring on their rear, it would be otherwise difficult to spot them. It is incredible how our animals have adapted to their environment. They can eat in peace when they blend in with their surroundings, making it more challenging for the predator. 📷Photo:@breccn
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  • A lot can be said by the stance of an African elephant. Their eyes and their body language show a great deal of emotion, especially when they feel discomfort. Our guides are excellent at recognizing the signs of unease and reassuring them with gentle encouragement. Fortunately, we have earned their respect and incidents are rare. They are in charge of their wilderness 💕🐘 📷Photo: @donalboyd . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #emotion #big5 #elephants #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife

    erindinamibia: "A lot can be said by the stance of an African elephant. Their eyes and their body language show a great deal of emotion, especially when they feel discomfort. Our guides are excellent at recognizing the signs of unease and reassuring them with gentle encouragement. Fortunately, we have earned their respect and incidents are rare. They are in charge of their wilderness 💕🐘
📷Photo: @donalboyd
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  • A cloud of dust. A ripple of water. Herds of zebra move towards the waterhole for a drink, but there’s only so far in they can go. It’s a gamble between life and death. Only the brave stay to drink while the others take their leave at the slightest sound of trouble 🙊 📷Photo: @hannes_vaneeden . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #zebra #waterhole #herds #circleoflife #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "A cloud of dust. A ripple of water. Herds of zebra move towards the waterhole for a drink, but there’s only so far in they can go. It’s a gamble between life and death. Only the brave stay to drink while the others take their leave at the slightest sound of trouble 🙊 📷Photo: @hannes_vaneeden
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #zebra #waterhole #herds #circleoflife #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Happy International Cat Day! 🐆When we look out for each other, we as individuals are instantly better off. Our cheetah coalitions hunt, sleep, eat and stick together. 💗Protecting each other is the only way they can overcome adversity. We thought we should take a moment to reflect on these magnificent animals. 💫 Photo:@martensp . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #cheetahs #bigcats #internationalcatday #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Happy International Cat Day! 🐆When we look out for each other, we as individuals are instantly better off. Our cheetah coalitions hunt, sleep, eat and stick together. 💗Protecting each other is the only way they can overcome adversity. We thought we should take a moment to reflect on these magnificent animals. 💫
Photo:@martensp
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #cheetahs #bigcats #internationalcatday #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • There is nothing cuter than curious cubbies. Lions are naturally inquisitive animals, but even more so when they are young. 🦁They follow every movement, trying to learn what it is. They will creep closer and closer to the game viewer, but stop when mom says that’s close enough. 😮 Photo:@francoisdplessis . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lions #lioncubs #curious #bigcats #big5 #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "There is nothing cuter than curious cubbies. Lions are naturally inquisitive animals, but even more so when they are young. 🦁They follow every movement, trying to learn what it is. They will creep closer and closer to the game viewer, but stop when mom says that’s close enough. 😮
Photo:@francoisdplessis
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lions #lioncubs #curious #bigcats #big5 #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • It’s an elephant parade at the Old Traders Lodge waterhole. They go marching “hup, two, three, four by the ranks of single file, over every jungle mile”. We couldn’t help but think of the song from the elephant march in Disney’s Jungle Book. We have the real life version though. 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘 📷Photo: @hkogekar . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #march #elephantherd #elephantparade #big5 #bushlife #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplane

    erindinamibia: "It’s an elephant parade at the Old Traders Lodge waterhole. They go marching “hup, two, three, four by the ranks of single file, over every jungle mile”. We couldn’t help but think of the song from the elephant march in Disney’s Jungle Book. We have the real life version though. 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘 📷Photo: @hkogekar
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #march #elephantherd #elephantparade #big5 #bushlife #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplane"
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  • Head out into the bush for the thrill of seeing wildlife in their natural environment. Feel alive in the fresh Namibian air, see the most diverse range of species in the greatest numbers, and take time out from your busy life to enjoy mother nature. ⛰☀️🌿🌍🐾🙌📷Photo: @simplysamantha_insta . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #gamedrive #freedom #nature #bushlife #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Head out into the bush for the thrill of seeing wildlife in their natural environment. Feel alive in the fresh Namibian air, see the most diverse range of species in the greatest numbers, and take time out from your busy life to enjoy mother nature. ⛰☀️🌿🌍🐾🙌📷Photo: @simplysamantha_insta .
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #gamedrive #freedom #nature #bushlife #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • The Yellow-Billed Hornbill is a remarkable bird with a banana-like beak 🐦🍌In fact, their beaks are so strong that they can chomp on insects and scorpions with ease and even use them to bash snakes against rocks 🙊They are common and widespread in Namibia, but always exciting to see. Our very own Zazu-like bird. Photo by @rene_tiemann95 #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #hornbill #birds #birdofinstagram #zazu #disney #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "The Yellow-Billed Hornbill is a remarkable bird with a banana-like beak 🐦🍌In fact, their beaks are so strong that they can chomp on insects and scorpions with ease and even use them to bash snakes against rocks 🙊They are common and widespread in Namibia, but always exciting to see. Our very own Zazu-like bird. Photo by @rene_tiemann95

#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #hornbill #birds #birdofinstagram #zazu #disney #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Blurry lines for others, but not for the zebra. They have excellent eyesight 👀It is believed that they can see in color. This is helpful in the wild since their main predator is the lion, an animal known to be color blind. Zoologists believe that the zebra's pattern is a sort of camouflage that helps it hide from predators. Photo:@rene_tiemann95 . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #zebra #blackandwhite #monochrome #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Blurry lines for others, but not for the zebra. They have excellent eyesight 👀It is believed that they can see in color. This is helpful in the wild since their main predator is the lion, an animal known to be color blind. Zoologists believe that the zebra's pattern is a sort of camouflage that helps it hide from predators. 
Photo:@rene_tiemann95
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #zebra #blackandwhite #monochrome #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • We found her in a field surrounded by flowers 🌼🌱Even though the rain was coming down, she was incredibly calm and doing her usual thing of looking for movement. Cheetahs are naturally opportunistic hunters, the weather doesn’t deter them. Photo:@elle_pickerill . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #cheetahseries #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "We found her in a field surrounded by flowers 🌼🌱Even though the rain was coming down, she was incredibly calm and doing her usual thing of looking for movement. Cheetahs are naturally opportunistic hunters, the weather doesn’t deter them. 
Photo:@elle_pickerill
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #cheetahseries #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • When you need the sun to hit your face at just the right angle so you can get all that magical lighting for your close-up. Giraffes always seem to strike the perfect pose for photos 📸Our reserve is home to massive herds of giraffe at the moment. Grabbing a shot of these natural models is guaranteed. Photo: @alawes . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #giraffelove #giraffes #models #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "When you need the sun to hit your face at just the right angle so you can get all that magical lighting for your close-up. Giraffes always seem to strike the perfect pose for photos 📸Our reserve is home to massive herds of giraffe at the moment. Grabbing a shot of these natural models is guaranteed.
Photo: @alawes
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #giraffelove #giraffes #models #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Elephant reflections. They are considered spiritual animals in many cultures. The elephant is symbolic of wisdom, strength, eternity and power 🙏It is also praised for its size, longevity, stamina, mental faculties, cooperative spirit, and loyalty. What’s not to love about them? 💕🐘 📷Photo: @hannes_vaneeden . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #giants #big5 #ellies #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Elephant reflections. They are considered spiritual animals in many cultures. The elephant is symbolic of wisdom, strength, eternity and power 🙏It is also praised for its size, longevity, stamina, mental faculties, cooperative spirit, and loyalty. What’s not to love about them? 💕🐘
📷Photo: @hannes_vaneeden
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #giants #big5 #ellies #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • A crunch of twigs breaks under foot. The bush moves. An eerie silence. Then she emerges. Everyone gasps as one of the most elusive creatures on the planet comes into view. She wanted to see us as much as we wanted to see her. What a remarkable experience. As quick as she appears, is as quick as she vanishes 💕🐆 📷 Photo: @francoisdplessis . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #elusive #bigcats #big5 #catsofinstagram #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "A crunch of twigs breaks under foot. The bush moves. An eerie silence. Then she emerges. Everyone gasps as one of the most elusive creatures on the planet comes into view. She wanted to see us as much as we wanted to see her. What a remarkable experience. As quick as she appears, is as quick as she vanishes 💕🐆
📷 Photo: @francoisdplessis
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #elusive #bigcats #big5 #catsofinstagram #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Danger strikes again. Chaos erupts. Animals scatter. The waterhole is that beautiful paradox of heavenly thirst quenching liquid that will hydrate the body versus the vulnerability of dropping one’s guard to bend down to drink. Lurking just below the surface is that cunning crocodile waiting for his next meal. 🙈😱 Photo: @amyjessicavolker . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #zebra #crocodile #danger #waterhole #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanetindia

    erindinamibia: "Danger strikes again. Chaos erupts. Animals scatter. The waterhole is that beautiful paradox of heavenly thirst quenching liquid that will hydrate the body versus the vulnerability of dropping one’s guard to bend down to drink. Lurking just below the surface is that cunning crocodile waiting for his next meal. 🙈😱
Photo: @amyjessicavolker
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #zebra #crocodile #danger #waterhole #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanetindia"
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  • Here is a young giraffe calf to keep you motivated this Monday. If they can overcome obstacles with their elongated necks and long legs, then there is nothing you can’t overcome. Every time they stumble, they get back up again 🙌💪 📷Photo: @elle_pickerill . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #baby #monday #mondaymotivation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Here is a young giraffe calf to keep you motivated this Monday. If they can overcome obstacles with their elongated necks and long legs, then there is nothing you can’t overcome. Every time they stumble, they get back up again 🙌💪 📷Photo: @elle_pickerill .
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #baby #monday #mondaymotivation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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