GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
(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.)
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.
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
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.
Benny & Lily
The pictures of your stunning wildlife are so beautiful.
So many PEOPLE so little natural habitat for the animals. Need I say more?
Your photos are just gorgeous - every single one of them!
Love ya lots,
Absolutely breath taking and beautiful! Can I come visit????
Nothing like this here in Colorado-just Elk and Moose.
Hugs, Noreen & Reggie
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.
Simply fabulous!! Such magnificent creatures. We wouldn't know who to chase first!!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie
Fantastic! I love the leopard and also the lioness in the tree - it's the picture of relaxation isn't it?
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.
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
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
Caryl, Your images are absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing these on your blog.
Nice pics--thanks for sharing.
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.
Absolutely fantastic to see your amazing photos. Thank you for sharing.
What is wrong with this world and humans? heyho
Big Nose Pokes
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