Broken and scattered animal bones, desiccated by the strong sun, a grim reminder of a successful hunt.
These cheetah were behind a chain link fence otherwise they may have had us for dinner.
In response to this week’s WordPress photo challenge theme of Blur. Check out more blurry photos here.
Photo 101 – Day Five: Solitude & the “Rule of Thirds”
I remember a movie, many many years ago, about an explorer couple who’d set up a tent in the middle of the bush. They were plagued by mosquitoes, it was hot and they looked sweaty and miserable, drowning their sorrows with gin and tonic, hoping that the minuscule amounts of quinine in the tonic water would protect them from malaria. One can still rough it like that in Africa.
My idea of roughing it, however, is an upgrade from that of yesteryear. This tent came with air-conditioner, wi-fi and a corner bath.
I’m an explorer of a different sort and the solitude afforded me by this tent, spaced well apart from the next one, enabled me to relax and pretend that I was an intrepid explorer armed with a panga slashing my way through the bush. With all the mod-cons.
Does it count that I could hear the lions roar in the distance and the bush around the tent had a few black mambas slithering around?
I first posted about Thandeka in Cee’s Black and White photo challenge – Fences and Wild Animals.
This is a bit of a crib but I’m hoping I can get away with it.
I saw that the theme for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week was Open Topic.
“How fortunate,” I thought, “I can experiment with high contrast photos.”
Then I read again and realised that the theme is really Fences.
“How fortunate,” I thought, “that the wild animals in my photos are actually behind FENCES :-)!”
(Except for the last one that is!)
In response to Cee's Black and White Challenge: Fences