Spot the odd one out…

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"It's a mystery," replied the Lion. "I suppose I was born that way. All the other animals in the forest naturally expect me to be brave, for the Lion is everywhere thought to be the King of Beasts. I learned that if I roared very loudly every living thing was frightened and got out of my way." L. Frank Baum.The Wizard of Oz

 

I am currently a non-travelling travel writer. My ‘uniform’ lies folded up and waiting for my next trip, which might not be anytime soon should the pandemic continue to play havoc on the tourism industry.

So, I have delved into my archives…again… and come up with some never before published images that I hope you will enjoy. Stay safe and stay healthy.

 

A territorial Rufus-naped Lark sends out a warning to other males in the area. Or he might have been calling to find a mate…I don’t speak lark.

 

The late afternoon light softly caresses the trunk of this elephant standing motionless on the side of the road. Given that this is the largest of all the land mammals, it is amazing how they can blend into their surroundings.

 

Time to kick up some dust. “I am more than a Zebra crossing” is what this particular animal seems to be saying. With Zebra, lighting plays an important role. Early mornings and late afternoons are best for capturing shots that see them at their best.

 

“Have you spotted the odd one out yet? Have you”? This Yellow-billed Hornbill asks. These cheeky birds are often found in and around lodges as they will steal the food off plates and buffet tables if offered the opportunity.

 

Always wash behind your ears…

 

Is this cat found in Africa? I don’t think so. This is Baras, a tigress that we found on 6 separate game drives while on a visit to Pench National Park in India a few years ago.

 

A baby Nyala that was no more than a few minutes old. I discovered this startling sighting by hanging over the deck at a lodge. Both mom and baby were hiding and recovering in the safety of the space under the deck.

 

An event that I have never witnessed before. The mother eating the afterbirth in order to leave no trace of the youngster for predators to find.

 

A moon hangs over Africa.

 

 

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