Today is World Lion Day. The lion is one of the worlds most iconic species. It can be found on almost every continent and in thousands of cultures demonstrating man’s fascination with this magnificent beast. Despite all of this, lions are facing extinction in Africa and India. However this plight is not well known.
Today we must celebrate this amazing animal and create conservation awareness to help save the King of Beasts and his kingdom.
All images from my recent safari to Kruger National Park, South Africa
We had a beautiful weekend, weather wise, especially considering the nasty stuff that came through on Friday night. But today I was just feeling lazy and I decided to post another image from my recent safari to South Africa. This guy is a Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill. We just called him Mr. Grumpy as they always look to be in a bad mood!
I back from California for a few days, although I will be back there next week! Here is a shot of the Wildebeest from our safari to South Africa. We did not see a lot of these guys, and nothing of course like their famed migration in East Africa. Wildebeest is Dutch for Wild Beast. This guy had a rider along with him.
These guys are one of the most dangerous animals in South Africa. It is an African Buffalo and is very unpredictable in its behaviour which makes it dangerous. They have never been domesticated unlike its counterpart, the Asian Water Buffalo.
Happy 4th of July to all of my American followers! I hope you are enjoying your holiday!
Todays image is yet another from my recent safari to Kruger National Park in South Africa. This guy is a Hooded Vulture. Wherever Lions were found, these guys were not too far away, awaiting their turn.
Another shot from our safari to Kruger National Park in South Africa. These guys were not as abundant as I had been led to believe. We did see a few of them, but not the numbers that I thought we might.
Continuing on with images from my recent safari to South Africa, here is a shot of a Grey Heron watching the proceedings going on below him. I had rented a 500mm lens for the trip and while I certainly did not need it for the animals, it came in handy for the birds.