One of two Yellow Billed Hornbills
which decided to inspect our vehicle.
Yes, one left its stamp of approval.
Girl in a wetsuit
CroppinG a photo is…
In 2013, an unexpected…
…last night game drive…
…was the only…
…reason we were able…
…to capture these images of six week old
lion cubs and their mother.
the last thing we expected was
to need umbrellas when
under cover, at Pompeii.
Nor did I expect Rome’s
Trevi Fountain to be
tucked away in such a small area…
…or that there would be so many tourists visiting
at the same time as we were.
Four years ago we experienced
a Hot Air Balloon lift off for our
thirtieth Wedding Anniversary.
The Northern White Crowned Shrike
was captured while visiting
Sausage Tree Safari Camp
Sausage Tree Camp
forms part of
Greater Kruger National Park.
The African Harrier Hawk posed for us
for a few minutes before it thought it wiser…
…to take to the air as gracefully…
..as it could.
African Harrier Hawk
Both birds were sighted
while staying at
Sausage Tree Safari Camp.
I am not sure that I have interpreted
this challenge correctly.
I no longer photograph people as much as
and I had taken a cruise to Tahiti.
During one of the island stopovers,
this girl was selling trinkets to tourists.
Of recent years I always thought
this girl had the look.
She certainly had the eyelashes.
Dry Stone Wall…
Gateway into old York
Sydney Harbour fences.
My kinda fencing
The only thing keeping this lamb behind
this old fence is a full belly.
A fence to keep giraffes out.
And just outside our tent door was a fence (foreground)
to keep elephants away.
It worked well, especially with this elephant.
I decided to post my favourite
African bird images this week.
The African Harrier Hawk had posed
long enough for us and was off.
I believe this to be
Northern White Crowned Shrike.
Sausage Tree Safari Camp,
A Red Breasted Weaver
entertaining the breakfast crowd at
I’m not sure if it lost purchase on the thorns or not.
However, one second it was hanging from the thorns ,
the next, plummeting groundwards.
Whatever the reason, I managed
to capture one frame of
its headlong dive.
The treat I want to share this week is
our last African game drive in
the first week of October 2013.
There wasn’t supposed to be a drive the last day,
however, we were treated to one and
it was one I will never forget.
Limpy (she had a deformed foot) and
her six week old cubs were the stars.
At six weeks the cubs were ready…
…to play with anything…
Go and play with the tourists instead of my tail.
Nosy obligingly heads off…
…for some tourist watching.
Rosy is a bit shy.
Our intrepid explorer keeps on coming…
…until he comes upon some elephant dung…
…which smells delightful and tastes even better.
Rosy joins Nosy now that Nosy is safe.
Don’t they look regal upon their throne?
Put on a show for the tourists?
Let’s show them how tough we are.