This week’s photo challenge is on the topic of lunch. Since my own lunches are rather boring, I thought I’d show you this photo instead. To join in the fun go to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime.
Can you guess who this eye belongs to? The distinct markings should give you a clue. Another clue: it’s not a zebra. The eye above belongs to this Gemsbok (Oryx grazella). It’s a very large buck which is specifically adapted to desert life with very little water, and very high day-time temperatures. To join in […]
Early morning in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (in the Kalahari). Three lions striding purposefully forward, towards a herd of Wildebeest. To select their next meal. As it turned out the Wildebeest were quickly on to the lions (they weren’t being very sneaky about it!), and made an escape. To join in the fun go to: […]
The first thing that came to mind when I saw that this week’s photo challenge was “unique”, was the photograph below of a Gemsbok with only one horn. Not only do Gemsbok have very unique facial markings, they all have exceptionally long sweeping horns. With which they create wonderful geometrical patterns when they are standing […]
Even though it is dangerous to attribute human emotions to animals, I think the word “love” can be applied to animal relationships too. Not everything is purely a protective instinct to ensure the survival of the family group. Hyenas must be some of the ugliest, meanest animals in the African bush, but they are the […]
When I think of the word “beyond” I always think of wide open spaces . . . of seeing what lies on the horizon, and imagining what lies beyond. To join the fun go to Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari, is always the source of plenty of surprises. You will come around a bend in the road, and suddenly there will be a cheetah walking along the road. Or something will suddenly pop it’s head out of an empty looking hole in the ground. And a tree often […]