A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Luke Street

A WEEK OF MORE SURPRISES – 18th January 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF MYSTERY – 11th January 2019
Greetings from a lush, green Tanda Tula Safari Camp, and welcome to another instalment of A Week in Pictures. The past week has seen a very welcome 81mm of rain falling at camp, with other parts of the concession receiving in excess of 100mm.Now, whilst this figure might not seem a great deal to many of our northern hemisphere readers, for us, this represents about a fifth of our average annual rainfall, and with the promise of more rain next week, things are looking up for a good summer of rainfall!
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

THE LAST WEEKS OF 2018 - 4 January 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

Another year has come and gone, and that means it is time for another best of album! This past year saw me opt for a change of scenery following a wonderful decade at my previous home. Although the move wasn't a big one, moving a few miles south in the Timbavati has made for a delightful change - not only in terms of animals and landscapes, but also for me personally (like meeting the lady that makes me smile ever day). I have been able to enjoy my guiding thanks to the freedom offered, and as a result, it has also resulted in some special sightings and a few unique photographic opportunities.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 2nd January 2019

When thinking about what I should share for the first devotion of the year my thoughts were along the line of reflection. I already had the pictures lined up in my mind but then a message on my cell phone prompted me to go in another direction.  The message I got was “Too much storage is slowing down the system”.   All my WhatsApp messages, pictures, videos and emails that I seldom refer to were taking up most of the space.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

CHANGING OF THE SEASONS – 21st December 2018
A question that I am often asked by guests is “what is your favourite time of year?” and although it took me ten years to come up with an answer, this past week at Tanda Tula Safari Camp has once more entrenched within me the fact that I no longer need to think about the answer, and can simply say “summer”! 
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 26th December 2018

A Wednesday with a difference…. the Wednesday after Christmas.  The magical Christmas joy which is displayed by so many of us should be a reminder of the Christmas spirit of love, joy and peace as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. At this time of the year this spirit is evident in so many places.  We witnessed it on Sunday night as thousands of people of all ages, race and from all walks of life shared Christmas Carols at Mandela Square in Sandton.  The joy was palpable.  Wouldn’t it be great if we carried this Christmas spirit with us throughout the year?.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 18th December 2018

Last week I was brave enough (or crazy enough) to take 4 teenagers with me to our place in the bush. They needed to de-stress after the exams and Lyn preferred to have some ‘Me time’ so she stayed at home.  
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

Today’s blog is going to move away from the elements that work toward getting the correct exposure that has been the subject of this series up until now and look at an arguably even more important aspect of photography, and that is none other than the camera’s focus – the essential mechanism that allows us to get clear, sharp wildlife images.
 
In the beginning the Word already existed; the Word was with go, and the Word was God.     John 1:2
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 14th December 2018

Only one Wednesday after this before Christmas so I would like to share some of my Christmas thoughts with you.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER

This last week has been full of predators and unbelievably, with ten individual leopards being spotted! Brian Jones, our multiple return guest, has been in camp, he has visited Tanda Tula Safari Camp for so many years now that he has actually lost count! Brian has seen some truly amazing things in the Timbavati, but this trip he proudly proclaimed to be the best week of game viewing he has ever had! Now that is saying something! 
 
I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Jesus Christ.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 5th December 2018

Another Wednesday another opportunity to share with you. This week has been a real battle to get moving with my devotion. I started in one direction got lost on the way and ended on a different theme altogether. So I decided to start again the next day. While in limbo I came across this poem in Max Lucado’s book “Anxious For Nothing”  which I thought was very appropriate for my situation of getting anxious about this devotion. I hope that you will also find meaning in it.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF TOGETHERNESS – 30th November 2018
 
We have courage in God’s presence, because we are sure that He hears us if we ask Him for anything that is according to His will. 1 John 5 : 14
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 28th November 2018

Another week has come and gone and here we are together again to share a few minutes together in God’s presence.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK OF HEAT – 23November 2018
 
Those who proclaim God’s message speak to people, and give them help, encouragement and comfort.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 20th November 2018

Here I am sitting in bed, at Wyndford Farm, (away again???) about to start my quiet time.