Saturday, October 10, 2009
First Batch of South Africa Photos
Here's the first batch of photos I've selected from our South Africa trip, from the first week we spent at the game lodge in Kwa Zulu Natal. The first one shows my husband Neil and me with our ranger, Philemon. The second and third are of the resident elephants and show how close we could get to the wildlife in the jeeps. The fourth is of a lovely warthog and the fifth is of the almost- tame ostrich. The sixth photo is of a white rhino and the seventh shows zebra.
The eighth photo is a cheetah, and the ninth, a sleepy lion. The metal bar in the photo is on our safari jeep, so yes, we were darn close! The tenth photo is of a giraffe and the eleventh is of a vervet monkey. The twelfth shows a couple of baby hippos and the thirteenth shows a crocodile. The fourteenth photo is of a herd of cape buffalo at a waterhole. The fifteenth is a male kudu and the sixteenth is a herd of impala.
Then come shots from the baboon incident. The first is right before the baboon opened the car door and chaos ensued. The next one shows the purse thief with his prize, a chocolate Hershey bar, and the last one shows smaller baboons who moved in after he was done. The one in the middle looking at the camera is holding a tube of mystery author Hank Phillip Ryan's lip balm!