Caption this . . .

Have you voted for Caption This #4 yet? If not please go here. It’s easy, and fun – and FREE!

The setting: Close to a waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. In a previous post I featured a little movie which showed Blue Wildebeest coming to a waterhole to drink. In it you can see how they approach in single file, and then fan out as they get close to the waterhole. This is standard for Blue Wildebeest when travelling between two points – they like to move in single file (I’ll discuss that further in a future post). What happened here is that one Wildebeest was determined to continue “walking the line” and when he came across another Wildebeest standing across the “path” he started to ram it out of the way. Instead of doing something logical – like stepping around it.


When you spend time watching animals and birds in the bush, you often see them in amusing situations or poses.  It always makes me wonder what they’re thinking. It’s so easy to ascribe human emotions to them. So I thought I’d give you all a chance to think up captions for some of the funnier photographs we have taken. The winner (picked by the readers) will unfortunately will not be getting a big prize, just have the honour of being named the winner! If you can think of a good one, please leave a comment.

The Rules:

  1. You may only enter one caption. Keep captions under 200 characters long.
  2. Entries for this Caption This close on Monday 24 October at 08:00 GMT +02:00.
  3. After the competition closes, I’ll create a poll so that readers can vote for their favourite. You only get one vote once – use it wisely! You can (theoretically) vote for yourself, but please only do so if you are convinced yours is the best caption.
  4. Since, you the reader chooses the winner, anyone may enter (including me and Willie! :-) ). Hey, it’s my blog!

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28 Comments on “Caption this . . .”

  1. October 18, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    “Sorry buddy, but my GPS says that the track goes straight through you.”

  2. October 18, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    Hilarious! Like the Dr Seuss book about the north going Zac! Same story…

    • October 18, 2011 at 10:07 am #

      Exactly! Seems that you and I have a very similar frame of reference when it comes to books, movies and television.

  3. Lisa (Woman Wielding Words)
    October 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    “Move it or lose it, Buddy!” “We don’t tolerate bullies around here.” (In honor of anti-bullying month here in the US)

    • October 19, 2011 at 6:20 am #

      That’s pretty relevant here too. Bullying in schools seems to be far worse nowadays than when I was at school.

  4. October 18, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    I’m always amazed by the very thin paths (ruts) our cows carve out through the pastures as they walk single file. (Comment: Not my caption)

    Caption: “Hey yutz, follow my ruts.”

    • October 19, 2011 at 6:27 am #

      Nice caption! So cows do this too? Well, it makes sense really – they carve a path through the grass or whatever, which makes it easier for everyone to walk.

  5. October 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    I love these entries so far. But as usual, my mind is blank. Alas.

    • October 19, 2011 at 6:29 am #

      It’s odd (and a pity) that two of the bloggers which I find the funniest, don’t enter the caption contests.

  6. October 19, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    “I don’t own a mirror, but please tell me that I’m not as ugly as you”

  7. October 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    Ok , I am going to finally give this a try 🙂

    Caption : Butt I Gnu you wouldn’t get out of the way……

    • October 19, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

      LOL Nice one, Jackie! Am glad you’ve entered a caption this week.

    • October 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

      Hahahaha!!! Ouch! Good one, Slowvelder.

  8. October 20, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    “Oi easy there mate! I’m not moving till that traffic light goes green…”
    Beatuiful creatures arent they!

    • October 20, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

      Thanks for entering a caption Rayya! So glad that more people are doing so – it’s fascinating to see how everybody sees something different in the photo.

      Not sure if I’d call Wildebeest “beautiful”, but they are certainly interesting looking and fascinating to watch.

  9. Lu
    October 20, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    “You’re absolutely certain that this is the only way I can get my Mohican to stand up like yours?”

  10. October 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    “This is how WE do it! Head . . . butt’ouch! . . . Cha-Cha cha.”

  11. October 22, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    “Okay, just a little to the left … a little more … there! That’s the itchy spot!”

  12. October 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    The morning after a rough night at The Local Waterhole:

    “Uuuhhhhffff…. my head huuuuurts… I shouldn’t’ve had that last glass…. Urrrrrrr, I feel sick!”

    “‘s okay, my bru, jus’ lean on me, I’ll get ya home to the missus… Now turn to the right,… no, no, the right…. the other right, ‘bru, come on, pull it together…. that’s the wrong end…”

    • October 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

      LOL Reggie, nice idea – could you just shorten the caption to 200 characters or less, please? That’s the limit for the poll answers.

  13. October 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    “That’s not what the psychiatrist means by ‘butting heads.'”

  14. October 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    This captioning is such fun, a great idea:) But there is no way I can begin to enter into the running! However, will continue to read and laugh. Thanks.

    • October 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

      The captions are good aren’t they?! I’m always amazed at the different angles people come up with – everyone sees something different in the photo.

  15. October 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    “I begged you not to mess around with the Crazy Glue, didn’t I?”

    • October 24, 2011 at 7:58 am #

      Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a caption! 🙂


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