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

And just like that, it's November! Where exactly did this year go? However, when the weeks that are ticked off are as special as the one that just passed at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, we cannot really have any complaints.
 

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

If I had one complaint this week, it was that I didn’t see a wolf. Okay, I know they are not found in South Africa, but based on the conditions that we experienced for most of the week, I was convinced that there was a big bad wolf huffing and puffing, trying to blow my house down! To say it was a week of windy conditions would be a slight understatement. For most of the past week, we have had to batten down the hatches, pull out the blankets and blast the Land Rover’s heater in order to keep warm...in fairness, I was probably the only one that benefited from the latter though! Despite the less than ideal conditions, the game viewing remained very good as we moved one week closer to the green season. Sadly, only a few more millimetres of rain fell this week, but it can’t be too long now before our first proper rains arrive. 
 

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

A WEEK BACK IN ACTION - 19th October 2018
 

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

By courtesy of the Tanda Tula Safari Camphttp://www.tandatula.com/blog/
 

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

A WEEK OF DETAIL - 5 October 2018
While Chad is off enjoying some leave we share with you his colleague, Luke Street's experiences this last week....
 

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

For the first time in a long while we have had a week that was not dominated by the elephants in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Instead, the Tanda Tula guests have been absolutely spoilt with some fantastic lion sightings over the past week, as can be seen by their prevalence in the images posted here!
 

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

A TUSK FOR A TUSK -17 September 2018
 

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

A Week of Many Movements -14 September 2018
 

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

A Week at the Waterhole - 7 September 2018
 

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

 

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

A short, but amazing week in pictures - 24 August 2018
 

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

Tracking elephants on foot - 15 August 2018
 

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

Part 1: The Need For Speed - The Use Of Shutter Speed Settings In Wildlife Photography - 7 August 2018
 

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

A week of varied game sightings in pictures - 3 August 2018
 

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

Madzinyo’s Warthog Kill - 24 July 2018
To say that the weather has been a little miserable over the past week here in the Greater Kruger Park would be a little bit of an understatement. The clouds swallowed up the sun’s warmth whenever it tried to give a helping hand. The cold front has brought temperatures right down to single figures, but worst of all was the blustery wind.
 

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

Lion Dynamics at Tanda Tula - 18 July 2018
 

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

In my last Week In Pictures I was bemoaning the fact that we had yet to see our new lion cubs this, naturally, that led to their first appearance on the very same afternoon that the blog post was published! I am very happy to report that the last week has provided some great viewing of the two young cubs and the two Zebenine lionesses.
 

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

In a previous blog, we examined how adjusting the lens’s aperture helps determine the final exposure of an image. But if you recall the exposure triangle from earlier on in this series, there was a third element that was vital for completing the exposure puzzle. Today’s blog will focus on this very factor. It is,  of course, the ISO settings of the camera.
 

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

29 June 2018 - A week with prominent elephant sightings
 

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

20 JUNE 2018 There is a Mamba under my bed!