As noted yesterday, my computer is dismantled for the time being while I work through some office reconfigurations, so today I’m sharing a few images that I have shared before. It’s just what caught my eye when looking through my media library, rather than a specific theme.
Enjoy, and have a great day!
Today is World Giraffe Day, and an opportunity for me to not have to think what to post! I can just share a few images of these adorable and goofy looking animals 🙂
A pair of giraffes in the late afternoon light.
A very interesting, and very sad sighting. This was from my 2017 trip to the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. We found signs of a lion and followed it until we also found drag marks from a kill, and ended up, seeing this mama giraffe holding vigil while her youngster was being dined on by a lone lioness in the bushes. The track marks shows that the giraffe had tried to charge the lioness, but sadly nothing could bring back her calf. I have a few other shots from this sighting that you can find in an older post here.
This image was so brightly coloured it looked like some type of HDR image; so I had to do some serious desaturation to get it to look reasonable. I’m not sure what causes that to happen every once in a while, but it does make for interesting editing. This young giraffe was part of a group of 4 or 5 that were scattered in the trees enjoying some browsing.
Have a great week everyone!
Instead of my weekly monochrome Monday post, I decided to share some of my favourite elephant images, in honour of World Elephant Day.
May these beautiful animals roam in peace 🙂
A herd of elephants in Amboseli.
Elephants galore in this multiple exposure image.
An adorable baby elephant trying to make itself look big and threatening.
Elephants marching one by one.
A pair of elephants moving down a road.
My favourite baby elephant, testing to see if sand is good eating. 1/640sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
Elephants are my favourite animal to spend time with on safari, so feel free to search my site for elephants to find other posts about these majestic giants, or take a look at the
It’s quite nice not having a theme this month, as I can select whatever images catch my attention. Today, it is a selection of images shot at or near sunset.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.
A sunset taken in Ongava Game Reserve in Namibia.
A pair of bull elephants play fighting on the banks of the Boteti River as the afternoon light faded.
A leopard in a tree at sunset. The stuff of magic.
A lone zebra gives us a weary look as the sunset sets behind.
A leopard in the fading evening light.
A random selection of bird images this week!
Oftentimes, spotting a congregation of vultures like this, and heading to where they are circling yields an interesting discovery… but in this case, they were all just hovering over a bare patch of desert beyond this bush.
A group of wattled cranes seen in Botswana.
A little bee-eater ruffling its feathers.
Try as I might, I am unable to identify these raptors. They were spotted on a game drive in Botswana from the Leroo La Tau camp.
A red-billed quelea flock at sunset.
Red-billed quelea leaving a roosting spot. That small tree was absolutely vibrating with energy while they were there.
An African harrier hawk taking some grief from a pigeon.
My personal favourite, the lilac breasted roller.
A Meyer’s parrot spotted in Botswana. This was the first wild parrot I’d ever seen.
A Meyer’s parrot.