Weekly Photo Challenge-Magic

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Magic

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I could not go past these photos for

my Magic challenge this week.

lion-cubs_0490It was our last night at Sausage Tree Safari Camp when

the call came that we were being taken on

an unexpected game drive.

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It was not long before we found Limpy the Lioness.

We came around a sharp bend in the track and

nearly ran over her a few day prior.

I’m still not sure who was frightened most…

our driver or Limpy.

lion-cubs_0529This evening though, Limpy had her cubs with her.

lion-cubs_0530For a while Mum’s tail was enough to keep Nosy occupied,

until he spotted the tourists.

lion-cubs_0675With Mum’s approval Nosy commenced stalking the tourists.

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taking cover behind all types of foliage.

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When he reached a pile of elephant dung

the excitement was to much.

 He just had to have a roll in it.

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It tasted so good that Rosy also joined him

to see what he was doing.

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 And there, about 15 feet from our vehicle

the two cubs played spot the tourist,

while the only sound emanating from

any of us was that of cameras

frantically capturing  the scene.

And that, my friends,

is the way wildlife should be shot.

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These shots were taken in early October 2013.

Unfortunately, by mid September 2014, Limpy was dead.

Euthanized, by veterinarians due to disease.

However, we will always remember the

magical twenty minutes or so we spent with her cubs.lion-cubs

One of my photos was drawn by South Afican Wild Life Artist, Warren Cary

and now hangs as a constant reminder of that expereince

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