Cee-Black-and-White: Animals


Cee’s Black and White Challenge:



How lovely…animals!!
crocdile_0522And all from Africa.
zebra_N1617Cheated a bit with this one.


One of our first giraffe sightings.

zebra_0568A bona fide zebra crossing 🙂

giraffe_0090Each morning a Sausage Tree Safari Camp

this giraffe was waiting just outside the compound.
26-Zebra_0037One of my favourite zebra shots.

lion_0494abLimpy the lioness was the only lion at Sausage Tree…


because she had these six week old cubs to care for.

The rest of her pride had crossed over

Olifants River to Kruger Park.

Sadly Limpy passed away while

we were in Botswana last year.


Cee’s Black & White: Animals




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My contribution for this week’s challenge…



For this challenge I have decided to bring you some ‘roomy’ shots from South Africa, specifically Sausage Tree Safari Camp, where we spent the last six nights of  our trip.
sausage_DSCN1008Sausage tree has five of these tents for accomodation…
sausage_DSCN1005complete with a queen size bed and sitting room outside.

Elephant_0004bIt was from the tent door that I took this early morning photo.

Still, seeing a kangaroo this close to holiday accommodation would not be unusual in Australia.

sausage_DSCN1007Back to Sausage Tree, our tent came complete with indoor bathroom.

We could not have asked for anything better…sausage_DSCN1070except maybe an indoor shower.

The outdoor shower was a novelty although a bit chilly in the evenings.
sausage_DSCN1071The fence at the left of the photo provides privacy to the shower room, however, animals can walk right up and have a look!

 sausage_0009The beautiful Drakensberg Mountains provide a backdrop to the Camp.

sausage_0007Whether in  the pool, or…
sausage_0002by the pool,
sausage_0013or lazing in the sun downstairs, the Drakensberg Mountains filled the background.
sausage_0004I’ve shown you all the other rooms in the camp, now for our breakfast and…
sausage_0005lunch room.
sausage_0015Although not clearly visible mountains were also wallpaper for this room.  There are two other rooms of which I do not have a good photo and these are the bar room, which was behind me in most of the shots on the deck.  The other is the dining room. The African Braii.  Most nights we were dining by lamplight and although I walked past the braii several times each day I did not take any photographs.  While a braii was described as a barbeque we were treated to a three-course meal every night.


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Sausage Tree Camp

South Africa



One of my colleagues was horrified when I told her about this shot…or more to the point the subject and what it was doing.  There appeared to be one or two at the gate to greet us every morning.


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My contribution this week’s TTT challenge.


A photo showing the outside of our tent.




An inside out view.



Tusks.  Undoubtedly there was a telephoto lens involved here, but this is the closest I have ever been to an elephant that was feeding contentedly in the wild.

Why anyone would want to destroy these beautiful beasts is beyond me.



Even at twenty metres this lion kept to himself…probably wishing we would all go away and leave them in peace.  He displayed his teeth for us and you can also see one or two which are missing.  The result of age or battle?  My guess is a combination of both.



This one is a late extra.  Four Ts comprise this photo.  Tongue, teeth and tusks,

all of which belong to 30 year old, 6 ton, Tembo.




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