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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

As I said in my last post, I just finished putting a slideshow of our trip to Africa together.  It was pretty easy to just pull a few photos that we are using to tell part of that story.  On our first night in Tanzania, our evening game drive was spent with a large pride of lions.  We first spotted some of them sitting on a large rock while others were climbing up….  My friend Mike actually took this photo as a panorama as I didn’t have any lenses to take this very wide shot.

What's that on the horizon?

What’s that on the horizon?

As we got closer, we saw there were two lioness on the rock with many cubs.  They were pretty busy trying to feed and manage all the little cubs.

Mom is a VERY busy lady in great demand!

Mom is a VERY busy lady in great demand!

After a while, they all settled down and started their naps.  Luckily for us, it was just as the sun was going down and we had some REALLY nice light for photographs.  Hope you enjoyed this 3 photo short story of one amazing evening in Africa……

Family Portrait at Sunset

Family Portrait at Sunset



Africa – European Roller

Just another quick post to show a beautiful bird species.  This is a European Roller which I gather again is pretty common over a wide area of Europe and Africa but they are exotic to us Americans.  A very colorful and welcome sight during our trip….

All Roller appear to be beautiful!!

All Rollers appear to be “well dressed”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie (kinda)

Okay – ya gotta bear with me on this one.  First of all – I don’t do selfies… a matter of fact, I never appear in the vast majority of our photo trips because I am always in back of the camera and not in front of it.  But every once in a while, we get close enough to an animal that I can actually see the reflection in its eyes.  Such is the case with this photo of an African Jackal….can’t really see me, but if you blow it up (click on it) and look close you can clearly see the reflection of the ground and the sky AND our safari vehicle!  That tiny bump on the top of the vehicle is me….. an “almost a selfie”…..

Can you see me?

Can you see me?

In case you were wondering, here is whole picture that I was taking – the very cute Jackal sitting in the middle of a road!

Lazy little guy....

Lazy little guy….