While waiting for Sister, Bone Doctor and Little Jo, I tried something I have never done before, a close up outdoor flora photo.
Our tour bus arrived. You can't see the second trailer but it was a vehicle of three parts.
The day was cool with a southerly breeze, keeping at bay any possibility that at some point during the day I could slip gorillas in the mist into the conversation. At one point we did see one of the three? gorillas standing and chest beating.
Resting ostriches. They are keeping a lookout rather than burying their heads in the sand. I do both, as the situation requires.
Rhinos, and don't ask me to write the longer name. The seemed rather dumb.They were eating hay which keeps them away from from the giraffes who were feeding too. The zebras weren't shy of ducking in and grabbing a bit of hay but beating a hasty retreat.
I find cheetahs are always very active. I am sure they are not always, but they do tend to prowl and pace a lot.
Hippos, another word I am not going to fully spell, are very dangerous creatures and are responsible for more deaths in Africa that any other animal in Africa. I read that on the internet, so it is true.
Sister more than once proclaimed that these African dogs are horrible looking. I can only agree with her. They seem to like their meat, but I have been accused of the same before! They are not hyenas.
Two lions slept while the third one stayed watch, except complacency had the watching lion nodding to sleep then suddenly becoming alert.
I have forgotten the name of this variety of monkey, but monkeys are always cute.
Should I try to explain to Little Jo about one hump or two? Should I try to remember the names of one hump or two camels? No. Look Little Jo, a camel.
I can't remember what these were, but they certainly have decent horns.
Feeding of the giraffes by the general public, who probably paid a good bit for the privilege.
Back at the Highrise, I asked Little Jo which photo from the day she wanted printed to put into her Highrise scrapbook. She chose this one.
Australian's of a certain age will get the name Ozzie.
These two are for you Wombat. I doubt anyone does not know what they are called.
Back at the Highrise to greet visiting Mother on Mothers Day, we amused ourselves with time trialled children's play. I fared not too badly as I quickly saw method. Little Jo had my camera and took hundreds of photos, none of them focused. I must give her a lesson about camera focus when picture taking. Well, ok, maybe her photo of me is focused.