The natural world is a truly amazing thing. These photos are from a safari trip I did about 10 years ago in Kenya and Tanzania.
If I remember correctly, this is the first up-close look we got at wildlife. There was the mama and baby rhino in the picture as well as some assorted other critters. You can’t really see it, but at the top of this photo is a lake, and there were a whole bunch of bright pink flamingoes doing their thing.
It’s interesting how babies are cute in so many species. Adult rhinos aren’t exactly cute, but little dude sure is!
Female lions are the ones that do the hunting. I would definitely not want to be potential lion prey. These ladies mean business!
These ladies (and gent), on the other hand, are having some dozy time.
Zebras are social animals, and often stand in pairs like in the photo above.
There are shadows in the corners of this photo because the camera I had couldn’t zoom much, so I took a lot of photos through my binoculars. It actually worked pretty well, although if I didn’t have the camera centred properly, the binoculars were partly visible in the corners of the photo.
The wildebeest, also known as a gnu, is an ugly animal, but kind of cute at the same time. Go team ugly!
That’s a female ostrich on the left, and two male ostriches on the right. No expectation of makeup, high heels, clothing and undergarments that makes you look the perfect hourglass shape, etc. in lady animals. They get to just be bland, and if they can do it, so can we.
That’s my brief wander through the animal world. What are some of the interesting critters that you’ve seen, either at home, while travelling, or at a zoo?