I have been lucky to have several talented writers and photographers agree to write guest posts for Notes from Africa. As I had done a “looking back” post for my posts last year, I thought I’d do the same for my guest bloggers. Before beginning with my favourite guest posts though, I’d like to thank […]
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 closest to a kiss two birds with scimitar-like beaks can get. This photo was taken at sunset (hence the orange/pink glow) on Valentine’s Day 2011. The birds are Hadeda Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash). To join in the fun go to Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss
Some creatures carry their homes with them . . . To join in the fun go to Weekly Photo Challenge: Home
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 […]