If we were having coffee we’d be indoors, in my sunny lounge, because it’s cold outside. Not as icy as it was earlier on in the week. This is the last winter push and today, the second day of August, it’s warm-ish and the light looks different, brighter and more spring-y.
This past week blogging took a back seat to work. I didn’t even do the Wednesday Windows post (sigh!). I also didn’t visit many blogs.
I did spend some time on Twitter, so let me show you some of my favourite tweets. I didn’t want to post any of the whole Cecil the Lion killing, it’s just too tragic, and I can’t exactly call them favourites.
For a photographer, being at the right place at the right time is the stuff photographic dreams are made of. What do you think of the ones below?
Talk about being at the right place at the right time…for the photographer, not the kudu, who became lunch for the lion (I can hear strains of The Lion King’s Circle of Life song in my mind…).
— Leandri J van Vuuren (@Lean3Jvv) July 12, 2015
Then, shortly after the Australian surfer was attacked by a great white shark at the JBay surfing tournament, the tweet below was posted of a pod of dolphins riding the waves. Another example of the photographer being in the right place at the right time.
— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) July 11, 2015
And here is another of a herd of elephant helping a calf who’d collapsed.
— Leandri J van Vuuren (@Lean3Jvv) June 17, 2015
And this cute one. All baby creatures are so cute.
— Tieland to Thailand (@TielandThailand) May 26, 2015
Weighing in on the killing of Cecil the Lion, and the tragedy of it, especially if it’s true that he was lured from safety to the cross-hairs of a hunter’s rifle, the sport of canned lion hunting is big business. And therein lies the whole problem.
Read this blog post which includes a talk by conservationist and author Brian Connell, about the canned lion hunting business – Cecil can help – even in death.
What are your thoughts about this?
Part of a weekly blogging link up hosted by Diana at Part Time Monster (click to go there).