Greetings everyone and thank you for your votes and comments on 'Lunch 149 - The Bare-faced Go-away-bird' - with a special Thank You to Cathy, for giving me one of her "Stan's", whom I shall feed, water and promise not to use in a Lunch shot...!
Please excuse my brevity today, I have another of those early morning business meetings with my two sons.
I have been holding back a couple of images of a Lioness, to celebrate one hundred and fifty 'Lunches'...!!
We had spent two weeks on Olare Mare camp, in the Olare Orok Conservancy and were driving back to Nairobi, past the airstrip, when we came across an incredible sight. A single Lioness had taken a Wildebeest the night before and had eaten part of it. The sun was high. She was hot. She was also being watched by several species of Vulture (just out of shot..!) and a Silver-backed Jackal. She did Not
want to give up her prize and was attempting to lift it, drag it and will it, to the cover of some trees. The only problem was, that she could only move the carcus a few inches at a time - and the edge of the forest was around 300ft away.
Sadly, we had to leave her to it and continue our journey. This would normally have been a scene I would happily have watched for hours. Clearly, the frustrations and cunning of the wilderness were running high.
Have a Wonderful Wednesday, everyone ...!
PS: Just seen Mick's " Tribute Lunch
" - what an excellent "p*** - take", well done, mate..!!
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