Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Out of the Jurisdiction: Safari

 

Susie, Wessel and Willa deserved some time alone as a family, so . . . off to the highveld bush
 to see some animals!


My 70 – 300 mm lens failed immediately.  Close-ups of distant animals were hard to get 
with my every day 18 – 135 mm lens, but I worked at it.



The beautiful flat-topped trees are serenga.




  Wide angle scenes of the African bush with my shorter lens are pretty,
even without animals, don’t you think?


Don’t worry.  Some animals were close enough to get good images with the lesser lens.  
Come see the animals, starting tomorrow.


You can't wait until tomorrow for animals?  OK.  Here is a wide angle elephant sighting.
(I am such a tease.)

14 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Awesome shots. Thank you Jack.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's a saying that when Africa gets in your head it never leaves.. so true, you are a tease Jack, love these scenes.

Kate said...

Such beautiful photos with the land and its spectacular color. South Africa definitely has gotten into my head and heart!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I am envious of your time in Africa!! I've always wanted to go there, but your pics are the next best thing!! Can't wait to see more!! So sorry about your camera!! They do pick the wrong times to fail, don't they!!!

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, love these shots. The scenery is so beautiful and just as I would imagine. That last shot is superb.

Halcyon said...

Even without the animals, these are beautiful photos Jack. You are so versatile. :)

jennyfreckles said...

Oh no, your long lens really failed, did it? What rotten timing... Never mind, the scenery is stunning with that golden glow.

RedPat said...

Brilliant shots, Jack! Especially that 1st one!

LOLfromPasa said...

They are all beautiful photographs!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful countryside!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful place. Looking forward to seeing some animals!!

SRQ said...

Yes, you are a tease! Looking forward to seeing some animal pics. And…what do you mean….your 70-300 mm 'failed immediately'? That sounds quite disturbing.

Randy said...

What fun!

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like the wide-angle shots you took, Jack. You make South Africa look so spacious and lovely!