Sunday Safari 3


The Variety Show:

  Hippos (nearly) Look at this amazing picture of three hippo!  They started off as a trio of floating black blobs – but by the time the camera was poised only mild ripples remained.  Nearly-still waters have hippo running deep … anyone for a swim? 

Zebra 2 Zebra 1Next came the donkeys togged out for football.

Wildebeest 1 Then we had some really good gnus, I mean wonderful wildebeest.  Their funny antics make these the clowns of the bushveld.

Hartebeest 1

 Hartebeest 2The white-faced hartebeest (hartbees) always seems to have had a severe shock.

 Kudu 1This kudu was very hard to spot until I put a lot of zoom on.

 Warthog 2Warthog 1

Warthogs are these I see?

Ostridge 1These look like swans swimming at speed over the long grass – with legs hidden, just the top half is seen gliding along.

© Colonialist March 2013 (WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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20 Responses to Sunday Safari 3

  1. Tokeloshe says:

    What a wonderful place.

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  2. Zirkie says:

    Beautiful pics oy our amazing wildlife!

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  3. A hippo-swim? Thank you, but no thank you! These animals are a bit too ‘passionate’ to my taste.
    I love the mental image of a gliding swan, that is amazing. And the graceful hartebeests.
    Thank you for this wonderful safari, Col, I have enjoyed the trip.

    Hums:
    I’m a Gnu
    How do you do?
    Shall you step with your shoe
    In my smelly goo?
    So you need to buy new
    And me ending in stew?

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  4. optie says:

    What a superb day you had, love the zebras and giraffes, well all the animals really. The pool areas also looks great for keeping your cool. Hope the littlies left you all enough picnic.

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  5. adeeyoyo says:

    Love them all – would that I could live there, Col. Donkeys in pie-jammas are especially beautiful. Notice their tails look plaited at the top ‘au naturel’. I wanted to take pics of baby warthogs, but no luck there. Did you get any?

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  6. 68ghia says:

    Such a lovely day you had Col!!!
    The animals all look very well fed and healthy…

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  7. Nice “pikchirs” 🙂

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  8. I think all I can say is “WOW!”

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  9. newsferret says:

    I guess the grandies enjoyed it and grandpa explaining of course.

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  10. Colline says:

    These are beautiful. You were really lucky to see so many animals.

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  11. nrhatch says:

    Fantastic shots, Col . . . especially those striped donkeys! 😀

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  12. adinparadise says:

    You got plenty of creatures posing for you, Col, and now I don’t know how I’m going to get the ‘I’m a Gnu’ song out of my head. 😯

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