Saturday, November 8, 2008

November 9th-PHOTOS!



Good morning!

It looks like photos are coming this morning!!(You can click on any of them to enlarge) Woo hoo! Guess it paid to stay back. It will still take awhile though, so I will try to pick out the best. David has the camera with him so the lions from last night will have to wait.

I decided to stay back this morning and sleep in-til 7:00. It was really raining this morning, and that would be fine, if it wasn't so unseasonably cool. Our last 2 drives have been raining and the one yesterday morning was brutal, very windy. Yes the soap dish at least for now is still the scariest thing here.

Oh wait....ok I was just delivered my cappuccino. We are really roughing it here in the bush... haha

Last nights' drive was amazing as usual. We hung with a pride of 5 lions for awhile-4 females and 1 male. They are very at ease here while observing. Actually sometimes too much at ease, we can't get 'em to open their beautiful eyes. We get very close. We also saw 6 cape buffalo, very big. We had sundowners, which is where they set up a linen table in the bush and serve your favorite cocktail, cook up some chicken wings and watch the sunset. The only sunset we did experience we did not stop because there were too many animals to watch. But as you can see, the sunsets when they show up are killer!

Thanks Miah for following and taking such good care of my boy! We will see you Saturday! Unc David said he would smack one on the ass for you.(I envision the movie Wild Hogs) I swear their manes look like they just came back from the salon.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I am publishing the post now and editing it after as I am worried my pictures will mysteriously disappear.

David just got back from the morning drive and he is very cold and wet BUT he did watch a large male leopard with a kill in a tree...see what you can miss? They said they think it will still be there on this afternoons drive. I am burned out here so I will not be sending those til later. I have been here over 2 hours now. Internet just not like at home!
I will try to add another post later with some more pictures...
Love to all,
Julie
This is our group from Zulu Nyala. They were all great people.Gudrun, this is me on the right with the flowered shirt


Wildebeest


Oomps this one's for you!


David eat your heart out! Kudu


Tyler this is for you! It's Pumba!


Monitor lizard


bush snake


Vervet monkey. As they say here in the bush, they are very "naughty creatures" They are always causing trouble.




Nyala female




Monitor


These are white rhino, which has a more square snout, the black rhino which has eluded us, has a more round snout, but they are the same in color




Weaver Bird



Me and my happy feet in the Indian ocean.


And now for my Nat Geo photos! It truely is breathtaking!











2 comments:

Danka said...

Hi Julie,

Wonderful, unbelievable !
Thanks for the photos, I and my children are every day waiting for new fotos from You!
Have a nice day in Africa.
Danka

Lou Ann said...

Jules,

Unbelievable - I am speechless! Stay warm and safe.

Love
Lou Ann & Lexie