Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

Well, we are just returned from 3 weeks in Europe but I wouldn’t classify that trip as an adventure.  It was very enjoyable but fairly quiet and even.  As a contrast, I would classify our trips to camp with the Brown Bears in Alaska or our African trips as adventures – not only because of wildness of the areas but also because you are always in the presence of animals with minds of their own.  I don’t mean that these activities are hazardous – but they are adventurous and interesting because you are experiencing things so far from our normal human interactions and lifestyles.  I picked this photo (pretty much at random from my desktop) to illustrate a moment that made this an adventure – a chance to witness a wild lioness “schooling” her young ones in their behavior.

Adventurous moment - at least for the cub....

Adventurous moment – at least for the cub….

26 responses

  1. Steve Deutsch

    mom is not threatening a “time out”. welcome home.

    September 5, 2014 at 9:52 am

  2. Great shot!

    September 5, 2014 at 10:12 am

  3. Wow! Super shot. It becomes more of an adventure the closer you get. 🙂


    September 5, 2014 at 10:32 am

    • Thanks Janet – it was a Very nice first evening in Tanzania!

      September 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

  4. Great timing on this capture

    September 5, 2014 at 11:20 am

    • Thanks Nora – spent quite a bit of time with them watching the interactions but didn’t want to totally focus on the camera. I’m glad I still got some of these shots of interesting moments.

      September 10, 2014 at 11:23 am

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  6. Love this photo. How close were you to the lions?

    September 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    • Hi Colline – I think at various times we got within about 25 yards or so to the pride. It was nice of them to “let us in”

      September 10, 2014 at 11:21 am

  7. I think that’s the same face I wear whenever I shout at my cub…er…child.

    September 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    • Kirizar – but your blog doesn’t look scary at all…… 🙂

      September 10, 2014 at 11:20 am

  8. Great choice Scott !
    I know that you have many many adventures shots…
    Waited to see your post !
    Ciao ciao

    September 5, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    • Thanks Max – hopefully more being generated all the time!

      September 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

  9. Good picture! Africa really is quite an adventure

    September 6, 2014 at 2:54 am

    • Anna,
      It is truly a spectacular place.

      September 10, 2014 at 11:17 am

  10. Fabulous! Must be a distant relative to the “tiger mama” we all hear about 🙂

    September 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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  12. awesome shot 🙂

    September 6, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    • Thanks Q – it was fun to be there!

      September 10, 2014 at 11:16 am

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