photo of the week
Every week I'm on the road I choose a photo of the week. Sometimes it's a fantastic photo, other times it's all about what that shot meant to me. Be sure to let me know what you think.
After Kruger, we didn't expect a lot from Hluhluwe Imfolozi national park. Not because there isn't anything to see, we just thought we had been so very fortunate in Kruger that we wouldn't have that luck twice. Turns out we are the wildlife whisperers...
This young Giraffe calf spent a good 20 minutes checking us out. She kept coming closer to the jeep, checking where mum or dad was and then freaking out and sprinting back (yes I saw a running Giraffe again), only to slowly creep back towards us.
She was so cute and so inquisitive and to be amongst a herd of Giraffes for half an hour was extremely surreal. This was a day of babies but this adorable girl stood out.
Kruger was so very kind to us with wildlife sightings. We saw the big 5 on the first day along with Giraffes, Zebras, Warthogs, Birds and then... the very elusive Leopard.
We had just been looking at a lion resting under some trees next to the Giraffe he had killed overnight (actually I think it was her now I think about it) which I thought was pretty special. You always like to think that these national parks are non interference, but you are never really sure - until you see a lion with his giraffe. We were driving off and BOOM! Mr leopard just stepped out in front of us and went for a stroll down the gravel road. This is such a cliche'd photo but its my fave. He just strolled along for about 200 metres, turned, waited for us to creep closer, growled and stepped back into the bush.
Once again its nature that blows your mind.
Unfortunately my trusty Sony camera decided that the dust, sand, handbag bouncing and electronic torture it has received over the last year and a half was just too much for its delicate sensibilities.
So I hit the most interesting part of our trip with no camera. Cest La Vie - memories it is...
Not long after aforementioned failure, I had to bolt home for a family emergency anyway so sadly I missed the last part of West Africa.
However - in the non Shining sense of things - "I'm Back!!"
Jenny - photography lover but someone who hates lugging around HUGE camera's so my images are all from my Olympus OMD or my little Sony digital.