THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-2505_Female

The only thing better than having a lioness

look down the barrel of one’s lens…
 
from a distance no greater than twenty feet…

was to spend…

twenty minutes or more

photographing her six week old cubs.  

There were two….but the other was a male!

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Thursday’s Special: Female

One Word Photo Challenge-Dodge

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Dodge.

 

I’m not sure if this is a one photo challenge or not.

I hope…not.

impala_0396Because this series of photos…

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 shows impalas bouncing…

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dodging…

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and galloping…

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Kruger National  Park.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Dodge

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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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Travel Theme-Playing

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My

Playing

Travel Theme.

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Our football season is over for 2016…

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however fans and players all enjoy a good game of football.

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Busking…for the young at heart.



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While half a world away these impalas…

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certainly enjoyed themselves in Kruger National Park.

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Where’s My Backpack: Playing

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Circles Curves

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The Okavango Delta provided me with inspiration this week.

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A bend or curve ion the river.

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Similar for the track.

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Almost a circle of elephants.

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Finally, some more bends/curves in the river.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:Circles-CurvesBlack_White

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Travel Theme-Pastel

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My

Pastel

Travel Theme.

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The

African Lilac Breasted Roller

is my pastel subject this week.

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When I first sighted the Roller it was just another bird

 against a hot sunny South African sky.

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High up in a tree my red and green colour vision loss

did not allow my eyes to see the colours.

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It was not until I arrived home and saw the photos

on my computer that I appreciated its colours.

Although at nearly ground level and only 30-40 metres away,

the colours of this Roller were much easier to see

when sighted in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region

the following year.

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Where’s My Backpack: Pastel

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