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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Safari West, Part II

There are a few things I can't resist when it comes to taking photos. One is water, in all its forms. Fog, mist, oceans, rivers, waterfalls, fountains . . . I could go on.

Another, apparently, is my cat. Occasionally I foist images of her on my unsuspecting blog audience. (Suspecting, probably, at this point, I'd say. But I'm just so glad she's around.)

Flowers, too, cliche as they are, will still get me to pull out the camera with some haste. Great color pairs, gorgeous light. Oh yes, gorgeous light, my personal favorite.

Sometimes also food. When I feel inspired.

But high on the list as well, are animals who are not my cat. Surprising, I know. And honestly, the wilder the better, but I'll take 'em as I can get 'em. Zoos are fine, safari parks are even better. City streets too. I'm not picky. So you better believe that I gave my shutter button a good workout last weekend.

And here are some of the results. I hope you enjoy them. Part III just might be coming tomorrow. We'll see.

This, Safari West's website tells me, is a Greater Kudu. I agree. 

This is a species that no longer exists in the wild, the Scimitar Horned Oryx. The last wild Scimitar-Horned Oryx was seen in the 1980s. 

Another Scimitar-Horned Oryx and a herd of Wildebeest.

Landscape. No animals here, sorry.

A Cape Buffalo. Friendly to other buffalo, really unfriendly to humans. Apparently if it gets angry with you it will track you for days until it gets you. Interaction NOT ADVISED. (Oh, and one of the Big 5: lions, elephants, leopard, rhinos, and cape buffalo.)

Gemsbok. Pretty, aren't they?

A white rhino. I would NOT want to get in his way. Apparently male white rhinos can weigh up to 6,000 pounds. And you thought your truck was heavy!

And another shot of that sweet baby impala. I just couldn't resist. 

*I'd like to dedicate this post to Mr Steve Jobs, who changed my life when I wasn't looking, and made a hell of a phone, as well as a lasting impression on all of us. I can only aspire to one day be as committed to quality and perfection as he was. *