Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

For this week’s photo challenge on Focus, I’ve chosen a photograph of an African Wild Cat which was taken last week in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

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African Wild Cat in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, August 2013 ©WMB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

This photograph was taken at quite a distance, so it proved to be a little tricky to keep the cat in focus instead of the background.

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9 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus”

  1. August 30, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    Nice photo, Lisa. Hope you are doing well, my friend!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • August 31, 2013 at 7:14 am #

      Hi Kathy! Things have been difficult this year, but I hope to get back to regular posting again. Have so many stories to tell and photos to show from our recent trip to Namibia. And of course I need to catch up on my blog reading too. 🙂

  2. Eha
    August 31, 2013 at 2:43 am #

    Hello Lisa: so lovely to find a post from you 🙂 ! Has the African Wild Cat evolved from a domestic cat gone feral or . . . ? Wonderful photo!

    • August 31, 2013 at 7:21 am #

      Hi Eha! Nice to get a comment from you. According to Wikipedia “The wildcat subspecies are estimated to have diverged 230,000 years ago. The ancestor of the African wildcat and the domestic cat is estimated to have diverged about 131,000 years ago.” So they have a common ancestor a very long time ago. Although they look like ordinary domestic cats, they can easily be distinguished by the dark heavy horizontal stripes on the front legs.

      • Eha
        August 31, 2013 at 8:15 am #

        Uhuh! Thought they were different: well, THAT was a long, long time ago 🙂 !

  3. August 31, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    This is gorgeous! I love the fact that the cat is looking right at you.

  4. September 1, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    Hi Lisa, what a pleasant surprise to see a post from you. Went to namaqua last week and thought about that series of posts you did (last year i think). Hope you are well.

  5. September 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    What a look that cat was giving you – definitely not a happy house-cat ‘hello human, do you happen to have a can of tuna in your backpack?’ look. 😉

    Welcome back from Namibia, dear Lisa. I hope you had a wonderful time there.

  6. Madoqua
    September 14, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    Wow, great photo!
    Hope things are going well over your way.

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