Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

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 is not just a tree . . .


A thorn tree in the Kalahari. ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com


A thorn tree with spots? ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com



Surprise!!! ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com


The leopard comes down the tree and provides a good photo opportunity. ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

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14 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise”

  1. December 23, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Awesome post! Can’t wait to go and check out a few of those surprises for myself!!
    Happy Christmas to you and Willie. I hope 2013 is a great year for both of you!

  2. December 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Fascinating! 🙂
    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Holidays to You & Yours!.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
    ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜” ♥ ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜”

    • December 24, 2012 at 7:09 am #

      Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. 🙂 Happy Holidays!

  3. December 23, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Wow — this is SO great!!!! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Lisa!!!

    • December 24, 2012 at 7:11 am #

      Thanks Betty! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas & a great New Year. Can’t wait to see what you’ll be blogging about in 2013.

  4. December 23, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    gorgeous images…i was completely enamoured of the Kalahari growing up
    .•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Wishing you a safe and very Happy Holidays.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸

    • December 24, 2012 at 7:11 am #

      Thanks Jo! The Kalahari is my favourite place. Happy Holidays to you and your family! 🙂

  5. Eha
    December 24, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    What a wonderful photo series to open on Christmas Eve: THE holiday for me, as am European-born. To you, thank you for all the lovely posts, have a wondrous Yule season and may 2013 bring health, happiness and success 🙂 !

    • December 24, 2012 at 7:13 am #

      Thanks Eha! My family is European, so Christmas Eve is the more important holiday for us too. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2013! 🙂

  6. January 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    What an incredible leopard sighting – You just have to look at trees with a different eye when in the bush.

    • January 12, 2013 at 6:31 am #

      We had been told by somebody we passed on the road, that there was a leopard in one of the trees at this waterhole. It took us ages to spot the leopard – it was lying so still.

      Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! 🙂

  7. January 15, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Oooh, well-spotted (tee-hee ;-)) and well-captured, Lisa!

    • January 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

      I have to confess we knew ahead that there might be a leopard there. Somebody we had passed on the road told us to look out for a leopard at the waterhole. Still took us a while to spot it.

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