2018-04-16: Monochrome Monday

I’m starting the week off with an adorable baby elephant that I had the pleasure of spending part of my last morning on safari with.  It never hurts to start the week with something sweet 🙂

Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead.

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2018-04-09: Monochrome Monday

A trio of cats to start the week.

Wishing you all a fantastic one ahead 🙂

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This leopard was the star of many of my images one evening in the Okavango Delta.  We stayed with him while he lounged in the tree, while another vehicle from the lodge was making its way over so some late arriving guests could spend some time with him as well.  Since I had spent over an hour with him at sunset, this night image under spotlight was captured just an opportunity to play around later with editing.
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As soon as this young cheetah rested her head down, she was invisible in the grass.  With the location she was in, I am still in awe of the tracker that spotted her.
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The king of the savannah heads off to patrol his territory (or find some shade for a nap).  Given the amount of time lions sleep, it was probably the less glamorous sounding second option.

 

If you’d like to see more images like this, head over to my gallery to see some of my favourite.  And remember, you can find beautiful textiles with my images on my Vida site.

2018-04-02: Monochrome Monday

Does this bring back memories of childhood for anyone else?  Of the times when your sibling was being a complete jerk and Mom looked on and told you to sort it out for yourselves??? 🙂

Happy Monday Everyone!

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Got your tail!  A pair of leopard cubs play under the watchful gaze of their Mom.  Londolozi, May 2017.

2018-03-12: Monochrome Monday

Happy Monday everyone!  To start the week, I thought I’d share a group of mangy lion cubs, spotted near Ngala Camp last year.  This was an excellent lion sighting; during the time we spent with them, we saw lots of interaction amongst the cubs and between the cubs and their moms and aunties.  The pride males paid the group a brief visit, and we even had the opportunity to watch the little ones suckle and take trips to drink out of a deep puddle.  There are a lot of times that you find lions in the daytime (or anytime really) and they do nothing but lay around like lumps, so it was wonderful to have so much going on during this sighting.

 

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A group of lion cubs, under the watchful eyes of one of the pride females.  Ngala Camp, May 2017.

2018-03-05: Monochrome Monday

To start the week, and African Wild Dog at the start of a hunt.  We had been spending time with the pack as they lounged in the shade, and quite suddenly they made the decision to set off.  They dispersed incredibly quickly, and following them through the tall grass was a losing battle.  Thankfully, there were two or three more opportunities to spend with the pack during this particular stay in the delta.

 

2018-02-26: Monochrome Monday

While I could have zoomed in on this rhino and created a standard portrait, I thought keeping things wide and showing the rhino in the landscape was far more effective for this scene.  Had we been driving fast, we probably would have missed it completely, as most of the time the head was down and the horn wasn’t visible, making it easy to mistake the rhino for a rock (and vice versa).

May there always be rhinos to peacefully graze.

Wishing you an excellent week ahead.

 

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A rhino grazing in the late morning.  South Africa, May 2017.