Caption This . . .

Have you voted for Caption This #5 yet? If not please go here. It’s easy, and fun – and FREE!

The setting: The Grootkolk Wilderness Camp (Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) at sunset. A leopard comes down to the waterhole to drink. We (the humans) are huddling around the communal campfire a mere 50 metres away, braaing (barbecuing) some meat for our dinner. As the leopard walks away it suddenly stops in its tracks and raises its head to sniff the air . . .

For further inspiration see the post The Camp Cat on my photoblog.

©Heyns Kotze

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 Sunday 30 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 to 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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12 Comments on “Caption This . . .”

  1. October 24, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    “mmmmm, that smells yummy, things are looking up around here….”

  2. October 24, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    “Mmmh, what do I feel like? Chicken or beef. Chicken or beef. Chicken or beef or . . . human?”

    • October 24, 2011 at 9:34 am #

      LOL!!!! I like that one!

  3. October 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    “Why me Lord?”

  4. October 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    “That`s it,I can`t Spot you anywhere,i`m not playing Hide and Seek anymore.”

  5. October 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    “Ummm, smells reallllllllllllllllllllllllllllly goooooooood. But, let’s add human to the menu. I’ll have that chubby arm on the left–no the other one. Yes—let’s see–how well done? I’ll take it, ummmmm, how about medium rare–crispy on the outside but nice and juicy near the bone. I can taste it already. Hot-diggity, human on the menu—————–“

    • October 25, 2011 at 6:34 am #

      Kathy, I’m so glad you’re entering the competition. I just need you to shorten your entry to 200 characters – it doesn’t fit on the poll form otherwise.

  6. October 26, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    “Nope. Nah-a, my nose ain’t lying! The humans bathed in stinky stuff again!”

  7. October 27, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    Yes, I know you’re a Giraffe…but I love you.

    • Lu
      October 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm #


    • October 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

      By request this caption has been changed to: “What do you mean you love me? You’re a Giraffe.”

  8. Lu
    October 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    “I might not be able to change my spots, but I might try howling like a wolf…”

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