Ailsa’s travel theme this week, had me looking through my photos once again, (when I should have been packing my cases). 🙂 This one taken in Cairns, shows a young man who came every day to feed the pelicans on the beach. I remember that whilst I was watching, my hat blew off, and a very kind gentleman went down to retrieve it for me, before one of the pelicans took a fancy to it.
Lions are my favourite animals, and this very fine specimen was seen at the Rhino and Lion Park in Johannesburg.
Also to be viewed in Johannesburg game parks, there are zebras,
large and small rhinos.
and sleek, lazy cheetahs. I took this photo from the open Land Rover. The cheetah couldn’t even be bothered to jump up and grab my camera, I think they’re very well fed. 🙂
We had to go all the way to Egypt to get to ride a camel. Hubby was very brave on his own,
but I felt safer with our son up front. I never realised that camels were so high off the ground, until it stood up.
At ‘Bear World’ in Yellowstone National Park, I met this rather large teddy bear. He didn’t look very cuddly though.
These cute little guinea pigs in Peru, did look very cuddly, but they were unfortunately destined for the dining table. 😦 Of course, I didn’t taste one.
I’m all packed and ready to go to the airport. We fly to London this evening, so if I’m a bit scarce for the next few days, you’ll know why. I’ll pop in when I have the opportunity, but family comes first. 🙂
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Animals are my VERY favorite thing to photography. Gorgeous photos of them. I am fond of pelicans too. 🙂
Thanks, Angelia. Animals are always perfectly groomed, aren’t they/ 🙂
You have so many beautiful photos, AD!! I like the rhino one a lot!!
Thanks so much, Zirkie. 🙂
A fun and exciting series of animals. I too am a fan of animals. What an amazing adventure. Thanks.
Great photos! What a cool collection for the them
Ooops, I meant theme. 😳
Thanks, Amy. 🙂
Hi AD! I’ve nominated you for the Adventurous Blogger Award. Here are the details: http://czechtheflip.com/2012/10/11/are-you-adventurous/
Thanks so much, Grace. I’ll make a note of it, and when I have some time to spare, I’ll do an awards post.:)
I would love to find a place where I could go feed pelicans each day, although perhaps more importantly, I would love to find someone who would subsidize the food that I would feed the pelicans each day………lol
We were told that this guy provides the food himself. It obviously gave him much pleasure. 🙂
What fantastic pictures ad. I love the lion and that guy was very brave there between all those Pelicans 🙂
Thanks so much, Hopestar. Yes, he was brave, but they seemed to know him well. 🙂 Hugs to you too.
@Adin, the first pict. … STUNNING… I like this photo. Fabulous photoshot 😛 Lovely post theme
Thanks so much again for your lovely comment. 🙂
Get away from these handsome animals!!! Go fly, and have a safe one!
Thanks, Rommel. I’m in England now. Not many wild animals here. 🙂
Great shots! Love the one of the cheetah – beautiful! We’ve started a new photo challenge devoted to pictures taken in the great outdoors & I’d love it if you’d participate!
Our Wild Weekly Photo Challenge encourages everyone to head into the wild (or the backyard) and photograph something outdoors that they feel fits the weekly theme. Our current theme for this week is “Fall” and you can read all the info on how to join in the fun here:
Thanks so much, Nick. I’ll certainly check it out, and see if I can come up with something on my travels in England at the moment. 🙂
‘I took this photo from the open Land Rover. The cheetah couldn’t even be bothered to jump up and grab my camera, I think they’re very well fed.’
Probably well fed on the inhabitants of the previous Land Rover tour! 🙂
Great photos you’ve got there. Some amazing sights with some great memories attached no doubt.
Hehehe. you could be right, Lance, but at least I lived to tell the tale. 🙂
I love the zebra but they are all gorgeous to look at. Have you moved yet? 😉
Thanks, Elizabeth. We’re in England until next week, and then we go to Florida. 🙂
A great collection of beasties met on travels – and talking of travels, glad you are safely in UK!
Thanks, Col. Yes, having a lazy afternoon. 🙂
EeeeeeK! That bear is so scary!
I was glad that he was in an enclosure. I wouldn’t like to rate my chances. 🙂
Maybe Mama Bear didn’t cook any porridge for him that morning 🙂
Tee hee. 🙂
Brilliant photographs. Love the guy on the beach with the Pelicans and the Lion, well, I’m a Leo so I simply cannot help but be completely in love with them. I love the way his mane has blown sideways on the top. Kinda looks a bit quizzical 🙂
Of course, mentioning that the likes of Zebra can be seen around Johannesburg (I know, you did say in game parks but that might have been missed) may just solidify the view some have of life here – with wild animals roaming the streets 😀
Thanks so much. I’m also a Leo. Yes, he does have a nice blow-wave. 🙂
Great shots all of them! 🙂 I love the first one with the pelicans! 🙂
Thanks, ioanna. Those pelicans were amazing to watch. 🙂
great animal pics, i like the pelicans …. and the cheeta … and love to see you riding a camel ….. we were ‘camel riding’ in yoga this morning!
Thanks, Christine. 🙂
I think I know that guinea pig house. LOL ! Great animal photos and you’ve had such fun adventures.
Thanks, Bella. Yes we have had many fun adventure, and hopefully more to come. 🙂
Safe travels…..I really enjoyed these….the cheetah is SO beautiful 🙂
Thanks, Suzanne. I’m safe and sound. 🙂
Oh how I love these photos and can’t wait til the grandkids come over to show them.Just wanted you to know how much the little ones love looking at your pics and sometimes we get the globe out and look up where they are taken.I am so glad I found you!We love this blog.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, nana. I’m so glad you can share my photos with your grandkids. Love to you all. 🙂
What a great selection of animal photos from wonderful places!
Have a wonderful trip and travel safely!! 😉
Thanks so much. I’m so glad you enjoyed them.:)
A fun collection!
Thanks, Naomi. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Wonderful photos! Have a fun and pleasant trip!
Be sure to get me photos of roseate spoonbills when you get to Florida! 😀
Thanks, Phil. I’ll check what they look like on Google, and then I’ll watch out for them on our lake. 🙂
If you get a minute to check my blog, I have a gallery of them listed at the top, and there is a catagory of all the posts where I have featured the spoonies on the right side. 😀
I just looked, and they’re gorgeous. I definitely didn’t see any the last time we were there. I would have remembered.
have a great trip AD 🙂
Thanks, Ruth. Sitting at ORT, so at least I can sit in the lounge and check the blogs. 🙂
LOL! when I came to the UK a couple of weeks ago I needed to find the free wireless at CT airport. Eventually found it in the smokers lounge but had to escape because I couldn’t breathe. My escape was so sudden I walked into the glass door!
Owee!! I hope you didn’t knock yourself out. I would never venture into a smokers’ lounge, not even for internet. 🙂
Lovely photos, Sylvia. I love watching pelicans diving into the water to catch fish. they are amazing – and you will see lots more of them when you got to Florida.
Safe travels 🙂
Thanks Marianne. I’m so looking forward to seeing the bird life in Florida. 🙂
Hope the journey goes off without hitch AD 😉
Camels are quite large and ungainly!
but the elephant ride was not too bad 😉
Thanks very much. So far s good. At ORT now. We fly in an hour. 🙂
I’m thinking that is far more intimidating than feeding the pigeons back home in the good old UK!
Yes, far more glamorous, and you could do it in your bikini. 🙂
Rather you that me on the camel! Travel safely 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. Still almost an hour until we take off for Jo’burg.
I’m not sure I’d want to be surrounded by all those pelican beaks but I suppose they do know what’s food and what’s not. The lion pic is fabulous. Hope you have a safe and pleasant journey.
Thanks so much optie. Take off for Jo’burg in a short while. 🙂
I don’t know, I think I would have like to have seen a pelican in a hat! These are wonderful pictures, I really do like the lion.
Safe and happy travels!
That would have looked hilarious, Elisa. 😆
Your animals looks so adorable and huggable – note to self, the bear would rather eat than hug you! Safe trip and have fun!
Thanks so much, Marco. 🙂
Have a safe trip to London and beyond! Love the daddy white lion.
Thanks so much. I’m sure all will go well. Of course you love that gorgeous lion. What’s not to love? 🙂
Wishing you safe travels and wonderful visits and happy settling in once you arrive on our side of the planet!
Thanks so much, Gunta. 🙂
Wonderful pictures. The camels are my favorite. Have a safe trip.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks, Francine. I guess the camel ride was fun, once I got over my terror. 🙂
Love your animals! Have a great trip! I’m sure we’ll hear from you from the other end!
Thanks, Cathy. Yes you’ll definitely be hearing from me. 🙂
Thanks Stefan. 🙂
Stunning animal pictures…Camels really smell…OMW from far too….hahaha..The first picture appeals to my sense of humour…with all those beaks around, he is lucky he does not have a speedo on!!!!
They do smell, no doubt about that, Lisa. It was like, straight off the plane and onto the camel. 🙂 I didn’t wear those jeans again for the whole trip.
I have to say,I like those Rhinos best. Both kids are wanting guinea pigs…Moonlight is the only one here that might find them palatable,however,LOL! 😛
That baby Rhino is so cute. Guinea pigs would be more mouths to feed, rather than meat for your dinner. 😀
Yep…then it’s be the Wife/kids/me,Moonlight,11 fish (and counting-those Mollies are like rabbits :P),one slightly dumb hampster,and the dozens of spiders that seem to always find their way back inside this time of year 😛
LOL,not you too!!! 😛 Geeze,hahaha,Tina (the Wife) has a fear/aversion to anything with 8 legs,so bad that she evenhates the bales of hay turned giant spiders beside the road around here this time of year 😛
Oh dear. That’s really serious. 😀
LOL,we’veall (INCLUDING Tina) had some good laughs with it over the years 😛
Such wonderful pictures. I do envy you seeing the big cats in Africa. I hope you have a safe flight this evening. Perhaps you could bring some sunshine with you. 😉
Thanks so much, Adrian. I’ll see what I can organise, 🙂
I hope in your haste of one more post you didn’t forget something! 😉 Safe travels!
Thanks, Frank. All packed with time to spare. 🙂
oeps I think your hippo is a rhino, but you are forgiven with the long journey ahead 🙂
Thanks for spotting the “deliberate” mistake. What was I thinking? 😆
Hi AD, that lion looks very superior and the bear …well I would not get any closer 😉
Well, he is the “King of the Beasts”, after all. 🙂
Great pics, Ad. And you’re so right about the camels – they are very tall. I saw my first camel about six weeks ago and was astounded at how tall it was 🙂
Yes, I think they are about 2m tall, Dianne. It looks a long way down when you’re sitting up there. 🙂