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My First Impression of Erindi

My First Impression of Erindi

Namibia is such a dramatic and vast country. Known as the second most sparsely populated country in the world, with only two million inhabitants, it is quite easy to see why it has such unspoiled natural landscape. It’s an incredible place to soak in the culture, history, and sightings. Any African species you wish to see, Namibia is your one-stop destination. But while there are the national parks like Etosha,

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International Wildlife Photographers Visit Erindi

International Wildlife Photographers Visit Erindi

It is not surprising that Namibia attracts thousands of international tourists each year. The incredible scenery, wide variety of game, and interesting cultures, people, and places keeps everyone coming back for more. The diversity of the terrain is something to be marveled. From vast sand dunes to rough bushveld and wide savannah plains, there is something unique in every corner of Namibia. But for most, Erindi is the wildlife destination

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Erindi: Safari Destination Like No Other

Erindi: Safari Destination Like No Other

There is a plethora of fantastic safari destinations in southern Africa to choose from. Selecting one for your next annual holiday destination can be tricky. But if you are passionate about nature and wildlife conservation, the options can be narrowed down rather quickly. Namibia is an incredibly underrated country, and should by no means be overlooked. The Namibian government takes their conservation laws very seriously, and they constantly strive to

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How To Make The Most Of Your Erindi Stay

How To Make The Most Of Your Erindi Stay

Erindi Private Game Reserve offers 24 incredible activities, showcasing the most diverse fauna and flora species found anywhere in Africa. Our two camps, Old Traders Lodge and Camp Elephant, have been built along ecotourism lines. For the wildlife tourist and adventure seeker, Erindi is a treasure trove of exciting creatures. Whether big or small, all our wildlife, bird life and plant life species have a safe haven here. We have

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The Wild Dog Conservation Programme

The Wild Dog Conservation Programme

The African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, is native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It has few natural predators, but habitat fragmentation, human persecution and disease have slashed its numbers. According to the World Wildlife Fund, the African wild dog is one of the rarest and most endangered mammals in the world. Current population estimates are between 3000 and 6600. The story of the African wild dog conservation programme at Erindi Private Game

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The Serval Conservation Project

The Serval Conservation Project

Photo cred: N. Britz (c) The serval, Leptailurus serval, is a medium-sized African wild cat. During the hunting era on the reserve, the first confirmed serval was a photograph of one shot by a hunter. Its presence on Erindi was a surprise, as the reserve isn’t within the known distribution range of this animal. In early 2008, the Global Leopard Project at Erindi found the remains of a serval that

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The Pangolin Conservation Project

The Pangolin Conservation Project

Photo cred: R. Cloete (c) The pangolin or scaly anteater, Manis temminckii, is a solitary, nocturnal mammal that lives in burrows. Its diet consists mainly of ants and termites which it scoops up with its long, specially adapted tongue. Pangolin populations worldwide are under pressure by poaching and habitat degradation. Thought to be the most trafficked mammal globally, pangolins are listed as ‘vulnerable’, ‘endangered’ and ‘critically endangered’ on the IUCN

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The Lion Management Project

The Lion Management Project

Photo cred: Donal Boyd Photography The lion, Panthera leo, was labelled a ‘problem animal’ when it killed livestock on Namibian farms to survive. This created a human-wildlife conflict, because rural communities often took matters into their own hands and would set up traps to remove rogue lions altogether. After Erindi learned of this, lions were transferred from outside Etosha National Park and slowly introduced into the reserve from 2005 onwards.

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The Honey Badger Conservation Project

The Honey Badger Conservation Project

The honey badger or ratel, Mellivora capensis, looks more like a weasel than other badgers. Primarily carnivorous, it has few natural predators because of its extremely thick, loose skin and ferocious fighting abilities. The Erindi ecology team caught honey badgers in cage traps, then moved them to crates for transport. Once at the veterinary surgery in Omaruru, the badgers were anaesthetised and Dr Otto Zabka implanted VHF transmitters under the

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The Global Leopard Project

The Global Leopard Project

Photo cred: N. Britz (c) The leopard, Panthera pardus, is found throughout Namibia, except on the Skeleton Coast. Because they occasionally take livestock on farmland, they’re actively persecuted through trapping, shooting and poisoning, and hundreds are killed annually. With the growth in human populations and changing land-use practices, it has become essential to resolve the conflict between leopards and humans in order to ensure the survival of these cats and

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  • A paw to the face or a bite to the ear. These lion cubs are really strong at this age, even though this is just normal "play fighting", they pack a serious punch 🤛 It makes for humorous game viewing seeing siblings tumbling about. 😼Photo: @fnventer . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lioncubs #bigcats #bigfive #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "A paw to the face or a bite to the ear. These lion cubs are really strong at this age, even though this is just normal "play fighting", they pack a serious punch 🤛 It makes for humorous game viewing seeing siblings tumbling about. 😼Photo: @fnventer
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lioncubs #bigcats #bigfive #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • Nothing beats a scrumptious and satisfying meal. This young male lion was really enjoying his wildebeest kill! A well-earned feast. 🍽🦁 Photo: @markusoblaender . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #bigcat #wildcats #big5 #hungry #namibia #namibiatourism #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Nothing beats a scrumptious and satisfying meal. This young male lion was really enjoying his wildebeest kill! A well-earned feast. 🍽🦁
Photo: @markusoblaender
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #bigcat #wildcats #big5 #hungry #namibia #namibiatourism #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • Stick with mom and you will find out how to survive. Eating, moving and learning skills are essential to life in the wild. Become her shadow. 🐘💕 Photo: @jeremyconte . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #elephantportrait #canon #moodynature #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Stick with mom and you will find out how to survive. Eating, moving and learning skills are essential to life in the wild. Become her shadow. 🐘💕
Photo: @jeremyconte
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #elephantportrait #canon #moodynature #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • The cheetah is the heart and soul of our work with @ccfcheetah. There are less than 10,000 individuals alive today. We have collectively undertaken a huge task to rehabilitate and reintegrate orphaned cheetah back into the wild. When they are grown and able to hunt on their own, half our work is done. But then we also have to hope that they will adapt to their new environment where there are many unfamiliar predators. 😿🌿 Photo: @mishawilcockson . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #endangered #bigcats #ccf #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "The cheetah is the heart and soul of our work with @ccfcheetah. There are less than 10,000 individuals alive today. We have collectively undertaken a huge task to rehabilitate and reintegrate orphaned cheetah back into the wild. When they are grown and able to hunt on their own, half our work is done. But then we also have to hope that they will adapt to their new environment where there are many unfamiliar predators. 😿🌿
Photo: @mishawilcockson
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #endangered #bigcats #ccf #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • Sometimes we are so focused on the big things in life, that we completely miss the small things - which are just as special. See the crocodile in the foreground? The photographer only saw him in the image much later. What a surprise. 🐊🐘 Photo: @sonlombard . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #crocodile #sunset #waterhole #surprise #dailypic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #natureshots

    erindinamibia: "Sometimes we are so focused on the big things in life, that we completely miss the small things - which are just as special. See the crocodile in the foreground? The photographer only saw him in the image much later. What a surprise. 🐊🐘
Photo: @sonlombard .
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #crocodile #sunset #waterhole #surprise #dailypic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #natureshots"
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  • Practising my roar mom. How does it sound? To us, it’s the sweetest attempt ever, but to the sibling on the right, it’s not that impressive. 🤣😝 Photo: @naudewashere . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lioncubs #big5 #playful #roar #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Practising my roar mom. How does it sound? To us, it’s the sweetest attempt ever, but to the sibling on the right, it’s not that impressive. 🤣😝
Photo: @naudewashere
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lioncubs #big5 #playful #roar #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • As the sun climbs over the horizon, it beckons the wild dogs to get moving. It is at sunrise when the dogs perform their greeting ritual, exciting each other for the hunt to come. They make chattering sounds and eerie calls that can be heard for miles. This marks the start of their hunt, but during the hunt itself, they are silent. 🔇🐶 Photo: @fnventer . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddog #africanwilddog #sunrise #call #howl #hunt #eerie #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "As the sun climbs over the horizon, it beckons the wild dogs to get moving. It is at sunrise when the dogs perform their greeting ritual, exciting each other for the hunt to come. They make chattering sounds and eerie calls that can be heard for miles. This marks the start of their hunt, but during the hunt itself, they are silent. 🔇🐶
Photo: @fnventer
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddog #africanwilddog #sunrise #call #howl #hunt #eerie #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • The daytime and wildlife might be awe-inspiring, but the nighttime and the milky way is breathtaking. Come spend an evening beneath the stars with us. ✨🌌🌠🌑 Photo: @thomas.bartelds . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #nightsky #stars #galaxies #universe #milkyway #romantic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "The daytime and wildlife might be awe-inspiring, but the nighttime and the milky way is breathtaking. Come spend an evening beneath the stars with us. ✨🌌🌠🌑
Photo: @thomas.bartelds
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #nightsky #stars #galaxies #universe #milkyway #romantic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • One of our cheetahs, Obi-Wan, seen taking a snooze on a termite mound on a morning drive. 😴 Photo by @erinoutdoors.

    erindinamibia: "One of our cheetahs, Obi-Wan, seen taking a snooze on a termite mound on a morning drive. 😴 Photo by @erinoutdoors."
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  • The black-backed jackal is similar to the fox with its slender body, long legs, and large ears. It is a monogamous and territorial animal, usually defending its territory in pairs by scent marking and aggressively chasing off intruders. It is a vocal species with a high-pitched whining howl that can be heard over a considerable distance. 🐶 Photo: @naudewashere . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #jackal #nature #mammals #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts

    erindinamibia: "The black-backed jackal is similar to the fox with its slender body, long legs, and large ears. It is a monogamous and territorial animal, usually defending its territory in pairs by scent marking and aggressively chasing off intruders. It is a vocal species with a high-pitched whining howl that can be heard over a considerable distance. 🐶
Photo: @naudewashere .
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #jackal #nature #mammals #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts"
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  • When your feathers blend in so perfectly with the grass that it’s only your long neck that gives you away. It is easy to miss an ostrich from the road, but once you’ve scoped them out, they will scope you right back. The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal, and only blinks once per minute. 👁🌾 Photo:@fueradel_aula . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #ostrich #neckfordays #nature #birds #birdsofinstagram #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts

    erindinamibia: "When your feathers blend in so perfectly with the grass that it’s only your long neck that gives you away. It is easy to miss an ostrich from the road, but once you’ve scoped them out, they will scope you right back. The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal, and only blinks once per minute. 👁🌾 Photo:@fueradel_aula
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #ostrich #neckfordays #nature #birds #birdsofinstagram #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts"
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  • Families who cuddle together, stay together. Even in the animal kingdom, animals show immense affection towards each other. They also like to socialize and be close to one another. Sticking together is not only essential for survival, but also for healthy dynamics in the group 🤗 📷Photo: @miss_anastasia_u . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #family #nature #giraffes #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Families who cuddle together, stay together. Even in the animal kingdom, animals show immense affection towards each other. They also like to socialize and be close to one another. Sticking together is not only essential for survival, but also for healthy dynamics in the group 🤗
📷Photo: @miss_anastasia_u
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #family #nature #giraffes #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • Keeping it cool. Hippos have the right idea! 💧Photo from last week by @erinoutdoors

    erindinamibia: "Keeping it cool. Hippos have the right idea! 💧Photo from last week by @erinoutdoors"
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  • It is not unusual for elephants to cool off from the midday heat with a swish of dust. Namibia is known for its warm climate and vast open plains. At Erindi, nature is left to run its course, and this is precisely what @mishawilcockson from @earth captured while staying with us. 🐘 📷Photo: @mishawilcockson . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #nature #dustbath #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "It is not unusual for elephants to cool off from the midday heat with a swish of dust. Namibia is known for its warm climate and vast open plains. At Erindi, nature is left to run its course, and this is precisely what @mishawilcockson from @earth captured while staying with us. 🐘
📷Photo: @mishawilcockson
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #nature #dustbath #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • There is something special about seeing lion cubs in the wild. Their innocence and playfulness is something you can only observe with a huge smile on your face. Photo by @colbybrownphotography

    erindinamibia: "There is something special about seeing lion cubs in the wild. Their innocence and playfulness is something you can only observe with a huge smile on your face. Photo by @colbybrownphotography"
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  • All ears! 👀 Kudu photographed by @erinoutdoors on the reserve this week.

    erindinamibia: "All ears! 👀 Kudu photographed by @erinoutdoors on the reserve this week."
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  • Bandit is one of the many male Lions that we have in Erindi. As a private game reserve, we can often get pretty close to these incredible animals, allowing for some amazing photo opportunities! Photo by @colbybrownphotography

    erindinamibia: "Bandit is one of the many male Lions that we have in Erindi. As a private game reserve, we can often get pretty close to these incredible animals, allowing for some amazing photo opportunities!

Photo by @colbybrownphotography"
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  • Keep your chin up and let the light in. Our San families live in the reserve and their children particularly enjoy climbing trees and looking for animal tracks. The San take a holistic approach towards nature and wildlife; something we can all learn from them. 🌿🐾 Photo: @mijlof . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #sanpeople #san #family #tribe #holistic #nature #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Keep your chin up and let the light in. Our San families live in the reserve and their children particularly enjoy climbing trees and looking for animal tracks. The San take a holistic approach towards nature and wildlife; something we can all learn from them. 🌿🐾
Photo: @mijlof
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #sanpeople #san #family #tribe #holistic #nature #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • A surprising sighting. This brown hyena hung around longer than usual. Seeing them is usually rare. They are the most interesting predators in the hierarchy. Conservationists believe that the hyena is at the top of the pecking order, above wild dogs. 🏆🙌 Photo: @naudewashere . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #brownhyena #hyena #elusive #rare #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "A surprising sighting. This brown hyena hung around longer than usual. Seeing them is usually rare. They are the most interesting predators in the hierarchy. Conservationists believe that the hyena is at the top of the pecking order, above wild dogs. 🏆🙌
Photo: @naudewashere
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #brownhyena #hyena #elusive #rare #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • Charge headlong because success is imminent. A sudden burst of energy is all it takes. Lions can charge within a distance of 22m, and this great effort is only rewarded when the target is brought down. 🙀 Photo: @francoisdplessis . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #bigcats #wildcats #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Charge headlong because success is imminent. A sudden burst of energy is all it takes. Lions can charge within a distance of 22m, and this great effort is only rewarded when the target is brought down. 🙀
Photo: @francoisdplessis
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #bigcats #wildcats #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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