As I speak the family is descending upon us like the wolf on the fold.
As time is limited permit me if you will the luxury of some old photos…. out of Africa.
The biggest killers in Africa are not lions or leopards but buffalo, hotly pursued by the hippo. I like buffalo. They are short-sighted and bad-tempered. Excellent characteristics! Note the Oxpeckers on the muzzle.
A lioness walking into a mini-sandstorm, squinting as she leads her cubs away.
A much smaller predator: the Rosy-patched Bush-shrike.
An eland in its natural environment.
And to wrap up this quickie, Mrs and Mr. Giant Kingfisher, in that order.
These were taken in Kenya in 2009 and I am contemplating Tanzania next. A return to the Ngorogoro Crater.
Have a most pleasant Sunday, wherever you may be.