Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Wordless Wednesday - Kev's Safari

Kruger National Park/South Africa


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The missionaries had never caught a shot like this.

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King of the Beasts

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Wild Dogs

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Wildebeast

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31 comments:

PEA said...

Amazing photos....simply amazing!! I hope Kevin realizes how very lucky he is that he got to see all this in person, so many of us will never know the feeling of seeing all these wild animals up close and in their natural habitat!! Wonderful!! xox

Selena Kitt said...

WOW that lion is close... but the elephant!! If he decided to charge!? Whew...

Selena

Linda said...

Oh Dawn - I just love these amazing pictures. Ever since I saw the movie "Out Of Africa" with the breath-taking scenery, I have wanted to go. Thanks for taking me on a little safari. I envy Kevin that wonderful experience.
Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I was thinking just the other day, as I read your post, what a gift you have for story-telling. I especially love the times you take us back to your childhood. I can picture it all so clearly as you put your memories on "paper". Our writing styles are as varied as everything else the Lord does. Just look at the flowers. We can think of ourselves as different kinds of flowers in His magnificent flower garden. Now I'm trying to think which flower I'd like to be :-)

Barb said...

Wow. Just wow, Dawn. It's hard to imagine being so close to these beautiful animals that you can get shots like this.

His giraffe photo is my favorite - it's perfect - but they're all amazing.

Rav`N said...

wow. incredible photographs. he was really lucky to capture the picture of the leopard. from what I hear they're pretty shy usually

Comedy + said...

I am sure the true beauty cannot come through these photos. I have a friend that has gone to Africa twice and he says the pictures never quite do the animals and landscape justice.

Celeste said...

I would love to go there

maggie said...

Wow. Amazing Photos! Did you take them yourself. Awesome

Chris said...

Wow!!

Diane J. said...

What an opportunity Kevin had to see all this and take pictures!

I know I'll never see these sights in person, because I'm allergic to crashing planes and sinking ships, LOL! ;D

jennyr said...

that's awesome! nothing is more exciting & amazing than seeing those animals up close!

Dragonheart said...

Beautiful photos! That looks like an amazing safari. :) Amazing shots. :)

groovyoldlady said...

I've a friend in Botswana whose town has recently experienced an influx of wildlife due to regional drought. 3 days ago, a couple of very dangerous elephants sautered into town and yesterday her dogs had a run-in with a cobra.

I seem to also recall that she had a "meeting" with some asps on her way to her well and bats fly over her swimming pool.

Carrie! :o) said...

Oh wow ~ so neat! Very pretty and quite amazing to people who never will get the chance to see that in real life.

Barbara H. said...

Those are amazing! What a neat opportunity.

Mike Thomas said...

Totally awesome! It's neat when the Lord takes us places 'on mission' that He shows us so much as well. Neat to see the world and all of the animals that could eat you if they wanted...

April said...

Wow....well those were amazing pictures and he was amazingly CLOSE to those animals!! We went to Animal Kingdom last week but it was nothing like that!! : )

Carey said...

Very cool! I bet you had a lot of fun here. It would be so cool to do a safari.

Jennifer said...

Those are wonderful photos...you are making me dream of going to Africa one day.

Jennifer

Kristen said...

Despite all of the issues you had posting this, it turned out great!

I really think those pictures belong in some magazine like National Geographic or something.

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Michelle said...

We went there (I think) when we went to South Africa . . I have to admit, we never saw a lion . . . and how close all those animal are is AMAZING! That must have been fun!
One thing that caught my attention is how the garafs hung out with the zebras almost whenever we saw them.

Jennifer Lavender said...

Wow! Wish I could have been there too. What a neat experience.

Susie said...

What a wonderful experience! The photos are just amazing..
xo

Jungle Mom said...

I found you throug CMB and am enjoying it. I loved the post about going through the ruins of thehouse. I am a preacher's kid and now a missionary of 20 years in Venezuela. so...it touched me.

SiouxSue said...

Wow, Dawn, these photos are fantastic!dmufmz

Maine Mom said...

Wow...imagine seeing all that in person! Great photos!

melody said...

I just love these photos..oh,to be there.

Lala's world said...

oh so cool! when I was there we never got that close to the Elephants. they were so far away! great pictures!! thanks for all the support too!

Judith said...

Thank you so very much for the front seat ride past all those majestic animals. Their beauty and ever present power almost astounds. My favorite is the lion hanging out on the tree limb. Younger folks would say: "Is that laid back, or what!" Thanks again.

I so understand about books. While reading what you wrote about them, got an idea for a post. Hope you don't mind.

Linds said...

I grew up going to the Kruger on holiday, so this was a lovely reminder! Isn't it strange how we take things for granted until they are not on our doorstep any more.