This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 11 images chosen by readers from my photo files including some wildlife. When searching for numbers that are a year date I’ve been alive that’s what usually pops up so there’s a few oldies here.
Mary Lou chose #7432. While on safari in Addo Elephant National Park wildlife sightings are not always big animals. Birding is also notable with what I considered exotic species like this Fiscal shrike.
Sherry and David chose #2190. They recently visited Africa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and may have seen giraffes. Note how the giraffe has to spread its legs to reach that long neck to the salt lick. This shot taken 4-3-14 at a lunch stop with a deck in Pilanesberg Game Reserve South Africa.
Pam and John chose #8273. They love to hike in national parks but there is NO hiking in wildlife parks in South Africa, and this is one of the reasons why. Usually elephants in Addo Elephant National Park are pretty docile and are just using the roads as a trail. But it’s always wise to back out of their way until they stop to eat something along the road or take off into the bush. Sorry for the dirty windshield shot.
Donna chose #457. This might look like where I’ve been traveling this winter in southern AZ but it’s actually a scene along the Baja race track in Mexico. I wasn’t in any race, just jeeping with friends during a winter visit in 2005.
Jodee and Bill chose #4340. A sunset seen through my RV window last winter in Kanab, Utah. Hope we get a better sunset this weekend when we all finally get to meet in Quartzsite, Arizona.
Yogi chose #2150 in his jumps of 100. Not sure how he feels about snakes but this 100 foot snake made of rocks might make anybody jump. A short hike up Coyote Mountain in Anza-Borrego State Park leads to this creative desert art.
Rosemary chose #1975, the “year my oldest son was born.” There was a snow storm on the day I was born (1954) and if I’m in a location where it’s possible to snow it usually does on my birthday, March 26th. No different on this day in 1975 at my favorite place in Illinois, where I was born, sharing Starve Rock State Park with friends as they stood at the base of a frozen waterfall. Low quality as scanned from a print.
Sallie chose #1957, “the year we got married.” I was three years old in 1957 and Mom was into studio photographs. I couldn’t decide between the cheesy smile or far away look so you get them both.
My choice yet another crested organ pipe cactus nearby Darby Well Road. Yea I went back there after leaving Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and glad I did.
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Do you have a favorite this week?