Saturday, December 29, 2012

Up close and VERY personal

 Just how close was nature? Sometimes not more than 3 feet away...(always inside a vehicle)

breath taking... a FAT BELLIED field of lions... once they feast, they sleep all day....




 Yep, you can see just how close he came to us... I slid very slowly to the other side of the vehicle!


 Dung beetle rolling his lump of dung...  eeew!

 Hyena...passed the road behind our land cruiser...
3 feet from our car....

Just outside my window

 Thankfully this guy was plenty far away...


This giraffe was just at the edge of the main road....
Close enough to see the flies on their faces...
And close enough to see the feast.
Or just after the feast....




26 comments:

  1. Again... I am in awe of these photos!! They are awesome!! Love the baby in the first pic and yes... Eeeew with the dung beetle!

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  2. These are all amazing shots! What a trip! Hoping to see more! Thanks for sharing these!

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  3. Gosh, just amazing...That there is such a variety of creatures so near the road so you could take these fantastic pictures! What a wonderful trip for you all! Thanks so much for sharing the photos : )

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  4. What an awesome vacation, thanks for sharing with us.

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  5. I am so enjoying your trip with those fab photos!

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  6. oh those flies on the lion - how uncomfortable! love the baby monkey. the animals sure do get close to the car don't they-I bet your daughter had a blast seeing all of those so close

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  7. I may never get to visit Africa, but I feel like I have seen it up close in your wonderful photographs. Thank you for this personal account!

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  8. What a fantastic adventure. It looks like you are having a wonderful time. I love the baby monkey. Hugs

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  9. Bob and I are enjoying every one of your photos! Since we will probably never have a chance to go there, it is awesome to be able to see photos of friends experiencing the beauty!!

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  10. Those photos are breathtaking! It must have been a wonderful time!

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  11. So cool! Yes, even the dung beetle!

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  12. I am enjoying a virtual trip with you and your family.
    We went to a safari park when I was younger, but I can only imagine being there and seeing the wildlife in their natural surroundings.

    Debbie

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  13. These are amazing close-up photos, Victoria. So glad you are sharing them with those of us that may never get to Africa!

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  14. Oh my gosh, love those pictures. I wonder how old that little baby monkey was. So precious!

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  15. Fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

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  16. Great photos V! Thanks for sharing them. ox

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous photographs! Especially loving the giraffe today.

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  18. Wow, what fantastic photos. Truly a trip of a lifetime. Amazing

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  19. Really amazing -- your photos are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure.
    If you get a few minutes, watch the TED Talk online called The Dance of the Dung Beetle. It's a wonderful talk and explains their behavior.

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  20. Elephants get to my heart like no other animals. They seem like such gentle giants...helpless almost with their size.

    The poor lion with the flies...it looks very cruel.

    Again...Wow..what pictures~!

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