2017-03-24: Feel Good Friday

I’ve not posted a feel good Friday post in some time, and decided I needed to share a bit of elephant love!

Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend.

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A pair of elephants  giving our vehicle the sniff check.
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Young elephants playing at the edge of Amboseli Swamp.  If I could only pick one animal to see in Africa, it would be the elephant.  They are always such a joy to watch.
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Mama and siblings gather around the baby while it naps.  Elephants are so wonderfully protective of their young.

2016-01-6: Feel Good Friday

I’ve had an amazing week of wildlife viewing so far, and I am really looking forward to sharing that on my What I’ve seen this week post on Sunday.  But for today, I thought I would share one of my artistic impressions with you, since it has been a while since I’ve done so.

This was created using the Topaz Simplify plug in for Photoshop.

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Zebra in the Masai Mara, September 2016.

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2016-12-09: Feel Good Friday

This sighting made me smile; watching these cubs playing with each other while their Mom and the pride males lounged around nearby.

I’ll have a few more images to share from this experience in the coming weeks and months 🙂

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A pair of lion cubs playing tug of war with a stick.  Masai Mara, Kenya. September 2016.

Wishing everyone a great weekend ahead!

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2016-11-25: Feel Good Friday

These are the pictures that jumped out at me to post today; I’m not sure why, but I decided to run with it. 🙂

These are from my time in Damaraland, Namibia.  We had the opportunity to explore the Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site to see the bushman rock art.  The rock art depicts people, the animals and birds of the region, and even the location of both permanent and seasonal waterholes.

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A view from the pathway around the rock art site.
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Giraffe, oryx, humans, and I am going to guess a bird like the Kory Bustard are depicted here.
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Giraffe and antelope carvings and the landscape beyond.

If you’d like to learn more about the area, here is a link to a wiki page about it.

2016-11-17: Feel Good Friday

I for one am very happy it’s Friday and the weekend is nearly here.  After a computer meltdown last weekend, I am back up and running and will be able to get back to my normal posting schedule.

It’s no surprise that I love elephants, and this photo was taken during my last trip to South Africa, when we stopped our vehicle in the bushes and watched the herb graze and amble along.  Always a wonderful moment 🙂

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A line of elephants moving through the bush as the light starts to fade.  I could have processed this in a more HDR way to bring up the shadows, but as it is, the image feels true to how I remember the scene, with the elephants fading into the bushes.

2016-09-30: Feel Good Friday

It’s almost the weekend again!  Where does the time go?  While I am busy working in the background on my new photos, here is a lovely elephant from my last trip to South Africa.

Happy Friday everyone!

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2016-09-23: Feel Good Friday

I returned earlier this week from an amazing holiday to Uganda and Kenya.  I’ve barely had time to load all my photos and video into Lightroom, let alone start editing, but I wanted to post one photo, the main reason I booked the trip.

I will be sharing loads more photos, and lots of stories over the coming weeks and months.    I met wonderful people, saw beautiful landscapes, and witnessed an abundance of wildlife.

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Female Mountain Gorilla, a member of the Habinyanja family.   Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.  September, 2016.  1/200sec, f5.6, ISO 6400

 

2016-09-16: Feel Good Friday

It’s been awhile, so I had to get some elephants on again for my Feel Good Friday post.  Just look at that little baby!

Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend ahead 🙂

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Elephant herd at Phinda Game Reserve, May 2015.  1/640 sec, f8.0, ISO 3200

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