Saturday, March 17, 2012

SOUTH AFRICAN WILDLIFE - What it SHOULD look like...

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
MAXMOM here...
(ABOVE: I took this photo of this magnificent creature from a game-drive vehicle in 2008 at the Sabi Sands game reserve. This incredible animal is usually solitary and elusive, yet here it was - less than 4m from our vehicle. What a privilege it was to see this leopard in its natural environment.  It had just eaten off its kill and was being followed by a hyena.)

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READERS ARE WELCOME TO USE THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS BLOGPOST, BUT IF YOU DO, PLEASE WOULD YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THIS BLOG.  THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS POST WERE TAKEN BY BOTH MYSELF AND MY DAUGHTER.

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Hi there everyone,

I have been so saddened recently by some of the photographic footage I have seen on the internet relating to the carnage and destruction of our wildlife heritage.  So today I thought I'd put up a bumper post of photographs - from my own files - of our beautiful South African animals,etc.  

May this be a reminder to us all that our natural heritage is a precious thing, something we need to honour and preserve. We only have one planet.  Let us strive to do it good...































Sending lotsaluv to all my friends around the world

16 comments:

Scout and Freyja said...

Unbelievably beautiful. Of course, the elephants and rhinos caught my eye and my heart but all are so special. Those animals may live in South Africa but their safety and welfare is the responsibility of ALL of us. Our future depends on their survival.

Two French Bulldogs said...

so gorgeous!!
Benny & Lily

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

The pictures of your stunning wildlife are so beautiful.

So many PEOPLE so little natural habitat for the animals. Need I say more?

Macintosh Mitch said...

Your photos are just gorgeous - every single one of them!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

NanaNor's said...

Absolutely breath taking and beautiful! Can I come visit????
Nothing like this here in Colorado-just Elk and Moose.
Hugs, Noreen & Reggie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Every photo is so very beautiful.
I wish that more humans had more respect for these wild animals.
They have as much right to share the land as we do.
love
tweedles

Angus said...

Wonderful !

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Simply fabulous!! Such magnificent creatures. We wouldn't know who to chase first!!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

H and Flo said...

Fantastic! I love the leopard and also the lioness in the tree - it's the picture of relaxation isn't it?

Sam said...

Wow, that was spectacular. Up here as our cities grow, we're taking up more and more of the "undeveloped" lands and so we're seeing more "wildlife" in the cities. Things like skunks, coyotes, moles and even the odd bear who stole a ride into the city after crawling into a dumpster. Let's hope that South Africa always preserves enough area for these animals to survive and prosper. And that poachers stop.

Suka said...

Stunning photographs! Absolutely beautiful! All of the animals are magnificent and it made me yearn to be there and experience them in person. You are so fortunate to have experienced these wonderful animals.

I, too, become deeply saddened and heartbroken when I read of the destruction of beautiful creatures from our Earth, such as the magnificent buffalo and wild horses in America. We can't afford to lose these precious creatures from our respective countries. Thank you for sharing such magnificent photos.

Suka and K

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Maxmom, we too love all your photos. Thanks so much for sharing. Yes, there is no doubt, preserve and enjoy. They make our planet wonderful. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Beth said...

Caryl, Your images are absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing these on your blog.
Beth

Mrs. JP said...

Nice pics--thanks for sharing.

Jake of Florida said...

Caryl,

Thank you for sharing those magnificent photos. I ache every time I hear of the poaching of rhinos and elephants and other species. They are what makes our planet so special -- and yet we disrespect who they are and what they mean to our own lives.

Joan

The Thuglets said...

Absolutely fantastic to see your amazing photos. Thank you for sharing.
What is wrong with this world and humans? heyho
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx