2019-12-08: Random photos from walks

I always take a camera with me when I go out for walks with my dog (or on the rare occasion when I go for a walk on my own).  I haven’t taken too many images in recent months, and as such hadn’t downloaded the card in quite some time.  While out on Thursday, I saw a beautiful barred owl near my house, and while reviewing those pictures, I found a few others I had forgotten that I had taken.

This is a bit of a random assortment of images taken since July, while out and about on walks.

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I see this young buck frequently around the neighbourhood now, but this was the first time that I had spotted him while out on a walk.
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A violet-green swallow seen while out on a walk on the dikes in Pitt Meadows.
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A proof shot that there are moose in the neighbourhood, even if they are seen very infrequently.
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A barred owl spotted on my morning walk last week.
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An early morning along the Pitt River.

2019-12-02: Monochrome Monday

I was away for the weekend and after arriving back home late yesterday afternoon, I completely forgot to work on my Sunday post.  In a stroke of luck though, the images I had prepared earlier last week happen to be monochrome, so they work perfectly for today too.

I’m feeling pretty tired today so I will keep this one brief… I don’t think anyone needs an explanation of these images anyways 🙂

Wishing everyone a fantastic week!

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2019-11-25: Monochrome Monday

We saw this leopard and her cub on an afternoon game drive from Chitwa Chitwa.  As is sometimes the case while out and about, a sighting is occupied, and vehicles need to take turns to give people an opportunity for viewing.  Our turn was late in the afternoon, nearing dark, and it was a very challenging area to get into, surrounded by fallen trees and a gulley.

When we arrive, it was just the mother leopard, relaxing on the ground, paws over the edge of the bank.  Our guide knew her cub would be nearby, even though none of the other vehicles had seen it.  Sure enough, we waited quietly, watching this beautiful, lounging leopard, and out popped the cub from a deep within the bushes.  It spent only a few minutes with Mom, when the sound of an approaching vehicle spooked it, and it headed back to its hiding place.

So if you are out on safari and are stuck in a bit of a queue for a sighting, don’t despair, it could turn out much better than you expected 🙂

Have a great week!

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2019-11-11: Monochrome Monday

The waterbuck image caught my eye today while I was editing, and I thought a selection of antelope would be a good feature for the day.

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This nyala was grazing peacefully behind my room, so quietly that I didn’t notice him until he was quite close to the edge of the deck.  I was sitting out enjoying the early afternoon with a book and a cup of tea.
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I can’t see a photo of a male kudu anymore without hearing the voice of my guide Harley saying “So majestic!”
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This waterbuck was the boss of the dam, and was busy keeping all the females and youngsters in check while I was watching him.
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An impala ram in his prime, taking a break from guarding his harem to take a quick drink at the dam.