Caption this . . .

Have you voted for Caption This #6 yet? If not please go here. It’s easy, and fun – and FREE!

The setting: At the Grootkolk wilderness camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. During a quieter period at the water bowl, the little bird below decided to take a bath, and then sat grooming itself. I originally captioned the photo “I wonder how far back I can lean before I fall off?” What do you think is happening here?

For further inspiration see the post Frenzy at the “water hole” on my photoblog.


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 6 November 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. Lisa Wields Words
    October 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    Finally, I’ll win the prize for the darkest tan.

  2. October 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    If I practice hard enough, they’ll cast me for Swan Lake.

  3. October 31, 2011 at 2:09 am #

    Birds taking a bath are so funny.

  4. October 31, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    My neck hurts, I must have slept wrong again.

    • October 31, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

      Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a caption! 🙂

  5. October 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    Dude, what does my tattoo say!?

    • October 31, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a caption! 🙂 Nice to see some new people enter.

      • November 2, 2011 at 10:11 am #

        I love a good captioning caper. I left out the punch line I now realize. It should have read.

        Dude!! What does my tattoo say?!
        Tweet!! What does my tattoo say?!

      • November 2, 2011 at 11:17 am #

        Okay, have noted the new version. 🙂

  6. October 31, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    Look at that! I can barely see it but I think Lisa is flashing the neighbor’s again!!

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