I’ll be a bit quiet on this blog for the next few weeks as I’m off to Africa to take photos of big pussycats and wild dogs and hopefully lots of baby wild animals. Can’t wait!
This is my 5th trip to Africa, I’m a lucky girl, and I am always in awe of the wildlife there. The privilege of being amongst herds of wildebeest and zebras, to see a pack of lions lazing in the shade of tree, watch baby elephants being nudged along by their mums … it’s just amazing.
Each trip has had it’s special moments, one trip we were at a den when the litter of wild dog puppies made their first appearance out of the den, we spent ages one year watching a baby elephant playing in the soft mud at the side of the river face planting himself just for the fun of it. Last year we visited a hyena den with lots of babies and hoped that the nearby prowling lions wouldn’t get to them.
I wonder what this year will have to offer ………………….
Sorry to blow my own trumpet, but I’m just a teeny-weeny bit proud of myself at the moment! I entered this photo that I took (while on holiday in Kenya last July) into the SAPPA awards … and I got a silver award!
Thanks to a flu that’s knocked me for six, I wasn’t able to go to the judging, but thank goodness for the internet … the judging was shown via live streaming and I sat up in bed watching it on my laptop. Talk about nerve-wracking, but when they said I’d got silver I was just beside myself! Best thing that’s happened to me all week (well apart from Vicks honey flavoured cough liquid which is awesome!).
I wish I could explain to the woman in the photo how many people have seen her image, and the effect she’s had on them, and how they all love her baby!