generally wise people are silent.
Owls are also generally silent creatures
which can fly in darkness and
only hit a tree when it wants to
perch on a branch.
These traits are why owls
are considered wise.
Black and White Challenge:
I have to thank the African continent,
On a day with a forecast temperature of 39 degrees
this ostrich family, in Kruger National Park,
was feeling the heat early in the day.
Our late afternoon flight over the Okavango Delta
provided some great photo opportunities.
I was about to forget P this week until I realised
my owl was a Pearl Spotted Owl.
At Sausage Tree Camp we had two game drives each day, with part of the evening drive taking place after dark.
This Spotted Eagle-Owl was one of the night drive attractions.
It reminds me of some of my school teachers…
“Was that you talking, Woolly?”
This tiny Pearl-Spotted Owlet was watching us as we walked to and from our dinner. I only saw it one night and at one camp.
I love the way it blends in with the bark of the tree. Once again this small owl was sitting watching passers-by during our lunch stop. The little twerp managed to look away every time I tried to take a photograph. However, when MGW stopped to take a photo, it obliged and ‘smiled’ for the camera…even if that included hiding behind a twig or two.