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Weekly Photo Challenge:UNIQUE/Wild Weekly Photo Challenge:FLOWERS

“That is what life means, a unique presence, essential in every creature.”

David Malouf

LUNCHTIME
LUNCHTIME AMONG THE DAISIES

This week, the Weekly Photo Challenge is “Unique”, and the Let’s Be Wild Weekly Challenge is “Flowers”.  For both themes I dipped into the archives and chose two photographs  from a trip to South Africa several years ago.  The shot above was taken at the Cape of Good Hope – a glorious, must-see natural wonder.  This fellow was happily chewing away on a daisy, one of the hundreds around the site.  We found it unique that an animal as wild as a baboon would so totally undisturbed by the humans all around him.  His vegetarian lunch, we supposed,  meant that we and the other tourists were paying attention to the many signs warning us NOT to feed the baboons.  One look at his teeth and you didn’t have to warn us twice 🙂

BLUE HEN
BLUE HEN WITH FLOWERS

“He teaches us from the animals of the land, and from the birds of the Heavens He makes us wise.”

Job 35:11

My second photo was taken in the Cape Town, South Africa Botanical Garden.  The incredibly bright blue head belongs to a Helmeted Guineafowl who seemed to be enjoying the flowers as much as we were.  We found his beautiful coloring added a unique beauty to the wide spectrum that was already there.

Albert Einstein said we should “widen our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”  Guess he knew about more than the theory of relativity, no?

For more entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge, click here

I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: Flowers!

  1. Lunchtime:  Nikon D/50, Nikkor 18-70mm @70mm, f/6.3, 1/320, ISO 200
  2. Blue Hen:  Nikon D/50, Nikkor 18-70mm @70mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 200

 

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59 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge:UNIQUE/Wild Weekly Photo Challenge:FLOWERS Leave a comment

  1. I love these take on the challenge. I can’t choose which my favorite is – but because the latter has more color and the hen is pretty, I will go for the second one. 🙂

  2. Tina, So beautiful so unique. I truly enjoy not only your fabulous perspective but also your wonderful photos. Add to that the quotes and you made my day!!!!!

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