World Lion Day

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In 2007 my husband and I went on Safari to Botswana. Sitting in an open Toyota Land Cruiser, we were searching for animals. Cameras out, binoculars scanning the landscape, we were ready to go! We sat there for about 5 minutes. Then I looked down at the side of the road and right there  was a lion looking up at me! No worries with either of us. I started clicking and she just blinked her eyes in the sunlight. You can alway click on the image to enlarge photograph.

You can see more photographs and drawings from this trip in categories under Africa.

Marina’s blog today brought my attention to World Lion Day. Check out her blog, too.http://marinakanavaki.com/2013/08/10/world-lion-day-

Happy World Lion Day.

Elephant Charging at Me!

Speaking of elephants and shadows last week, an elephant and I scared each other. We were in Botswana in 2007, on safari. Our driver had stopped his vehicle close to thick brush. The elephant came out on the other side, saw us  and  immediately spread his ears and charged. For a split second I wondered whether I should take a picture or scramble over to the other side of the Toyota Land cruiser.  I took the picture. Thank goodness the elephant stopped. The image was in focus which is kinda amazing, too. (You can see him close-up, too. Just click and double click on the image.)