Short things from all over.
African Dung beetle has a load
which is taller than it is.
Stamen and leaves win the
height battle over the bee.
A baby which is bigger than most,
but still has many years to go
before it can look mum in the eye.
Long things from all over.
Rocky Mountaineer…front end.
Rocky Mountaineer…back end
Just had to include the tallest animal
strike or propel forcibly with the foot.
Although here appearance is
gangly and unstable…
…apparently giraffes pack a powerful kick
in all four legs.
Australian Rules Football revolves around
players kicking the ball.
Unlike the round ball game (Soccer) players
are also allowed to handle the ball.
While the African wildlife…
…soon lost its novelty value…
…never, was an animal sighting less than awesome.
Although uncommon visitors to our car,
the Yellow Billed Hornbill was
a common sight during our African Safaris.
A young giraffe sheltering from
the noon-day sun in Botswana.
Perhaps trying to shelter would be
a more suitable description.
Some of my favourite things are my cameras.
Cameras, lenses and travel allows me to…
…get up close to wildlife.
They also allow me to capture and keep nature
when she puts on a grand display…
…and also the not so grand displays.
Even foggy mornings can produce good results.
And when Mother Nature is a bit sluggish
getting out of bed, technology has advanced so much
that we can now capture lights prior to daylight.
Finally there are landscapes and many other
subjects to be found everywhere.
And there is also…
…raindrops on roses….
…and whiskers on kittens…
🙂 🙂 These are a few of my favourite things. 🙂 🙂
…those long legs can do a lot of damage
and have been known to kill when surprised.
Mostly blending shots this week..
I think this is a Crimson Shrike which did not
blend into anything that I recall.
The Springbok Duiker, on the other hand
was almost always invisible.
I would have thought an animal as tall as
the surrounding vegetation would
be easy to spot…always.
However, this one proved me wrong.
A few paces into the taller bush and it was gone.
May have been standing behind a tree laughing at me.
Whatever the case it was invisible.
Time for a late afternoon nap.
Can you see all six?
That’s why guides tell us not to leave the vehicle.