My favourite animal to spend time with in the bush.
Happy Monday – wishing you a wonderful week!
This weekend I completed my exams to finish out summer term, and now have the next month off (well, off of school, I still have a full time job to attend to). My brain is pretty much turned to mush after all the revising, so instead of adding more to my to do list, I found an edited photo waiting to post. A sunset seemed fitting, as an end to a rather hectic and stressful couple of months. I am looking forward to some downtime over the next few weeks, and an opportunity to do some more editing, and maybe even find a place that inspires me to get out shooting. And then, after labour day, the cycle will begin again.
Wishing you a peaceful, and relaxing week ahead 🙂
I didn’t think that mongoose had featured very prominently in blog posts in the past, and a quick site search showed me that I’ve only posted two images of mongoose in the entire time I’ve been working on this blog. I’m not really surprised; while they are animals that are frequently seen on safari, usually it is a quick passing glance as they scurry for cover as the vehicle approaches. When you do get to chance to actually spend some time with them, they are quite entertaining to watch, especially if you come across a large family.
This past trip I saw 3 different species; the dwarf mongoose being the most prevalent, and, you guessed it, the smallest of all the species I saw as well. If you want some interesting information about mongoose there’s always Wikipedia; as I’ll be honest, I don’t know a whole lot about them. I think I’ve spent more time contemplating why the plural of goose is geese, but the plural of mongoose is mongooses, not mongeese. Alas, my brain works in strange ways.
And with that, I’ll leave you with a few images, and wish you a wonderful week.
A trio of zebras in monochrome today.
Wishing everyone a fantastic week ahead.
This cheetah was a surprise during a game drive; to be honest, cheetah are never really on my radar when in the Sabi Sands, so every sighting of them is a bonus.
Much like elephants, I have posted many, many times about my love of wild dogs. They are amazing animals to spend time with, and the more I learn about them, the more I like them.
I was super fortunate on my last trip to see two different packs at two different camps. The sightings were very different; one had us with them as they awoke from a day of napping and set off on the hunt, and the second had us finding them late morning, getting ready to rest away part of the day in the cooler shade of a dry riverbed.
I look through my images and dream now, more than ever, of having the opportunity to travel back to my favourite places again sometime soon.
I’ve posted lots of other wild dog images in the past. You can find them through a keyword search, or check out one of these posts. Some of these go right back to the very start of this blog 🙂
Current mood. Is it bedtime yet???
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!