I think it is safe to say that I always want to be going on safari. But with everything going on right now, I am really grateful I don’t have any upcoming travel plans. I’d be very broken hearted if I had planned a trip for 6 or more months, which is what it normally seems to take, only to have to cancel it later on. Instead, I’ve had my head buried in books, moving towards finishing up the two classes that I have been working within the next week.
Perhaps all the extra schoolwork I have been doing is the reason lazy lions appealed to me to edit today. Who knows, but that is what I have to share today.
These were taken on several different game drives at different reserves; so if you haven’t been out with lions before, you can start to see a theme. They do spend a lot of time lounging around and resting. Something I am looking forward to next Sunday after I finish my exam. I don’t think I have it in me to manage lion style lounging for 22 hours or more, but a relaxed afternoon certainly sounds nice.
Stay safe, wishing you good health and a positive week ahead.
At the start of the month I shared a post with some images of leopards at night and this post is a follow-on to that, showing what images taken with a red spotlight filter look like.
I’ve done a lot of editing in the past of red spotlight filter images to black and white, as I find they turn out to be stunning (there are a few examples of lions at night in my gallery that were done this way) but I wanted to leave these as is, and do the best I could with editing the images, because seeing them this way gives another real life look at what being on safari, and on a night game drive in particular, can be like.
I hope you have enjoyed, and wishing you a safe and healthy week ahead. Take care.
For two seasons in a row, I didn’t see a single redpoll over the winter, but over the last few weeks they have been in my yard in droves, jostling for position on the feeders with the chickadees and adding little flashes of colour to the otherwise rather drab winter landscape.
I still find it a bit baffling that anything would consider my area a good place to spend the winter, but I do get that in comparison to places even further north, it’s probably a bit easier to make it through the season here.
I’m enjoying their presence while it lasts, as soon bird feeding time will be over as the bears begin to emerge. There’s still a while to enjoy the birds as we are still pretty deep in the grip of winter, despite my best attempts to will the snow to melt with the power of my mind 🙂
Here are a few images I captured a couple of days ago, when it wasn’t -20C!
I’ll keep up my mantra, spring is coming soon! Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.