This week’s Foto Friday Fun features images chosen by nine readers from my photo files including the beauty of the Southwest and wildlife in South Africa.
George chose #2019, a Dassie on it’s preferred rocky environment at Tsitsikamma National Park. From the first time I saw these South African rodents, also called Rock Hyrax, they reminded me of hamsters on steroids.
Mary Lou chose #7501. When on safari I’ve regularly seen Zebras at Addo Elephant National Park, and many beautiful birds. But imagine my surprise when visiting the underground bird hide a short walk from camp for a different perspective of wildlife.
Pam chose #1818, a view similar to where she’s camping along Lake Powell. The red rock’s of the submerged Glen Canyon contrast so sharply under a typical Utah/Arizona blue sky, also reflected in the water. Although a starkly amazing water/landscape I cry thinking about how much was lost with the completion of Glen Canyon Dam.
Shane chose #7429, not a creature he and his dog Pongo would want to meet on the trail. I saw so many of these on my first visit to Addo Elephant National Park I figured the park’s name should be changed to Warthog. Rather fun creatures to watch in their immediate family units. And please don’t call them ugly.
Diane chose #9991, an October sunset two years ago as seen from my RV at the North Rim Grand Canyon. I won’t be getting the same view, or signal, over Transept Canyon this year. But perhaps Diane will.
Donna chose #618, yet another view from the same visit as above. Wotons Throne, in the center, is almost unrecognizable to me from the South Rim although I see it regularly from the North Rim. Funny how the topography looks so different from both sides of Grand Canyon.
Yogi chose #5451. This sunrise over the Indian Ocean in Scottburgh, South Africa should be enough to motivate me for getting up early all the time. But as you know, I see more sunsets than rises.
Sallie chose #329, “my son in law’s BD.” I’m a March baby too, so I share with him one of my favorite views from the Kaibab Plateau and National Forest. Taken in early October 2011, through the old burnt trees from the 2006 Warm Fire with a distant view of the Paria Plateau to the left and Navajo Mountain beyond Echo Cliffs to the east. There’s a pull off for passing here that I frequent.
My choice from September 2015, White Pocket in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. This is also were I am today, sharing yet another magnificent landscape with fellow blogger Pam and her husband John. This is my third visit with Bill as a tour guide.
Please join in for next week by leaving a number between 0001 and 9999 in your comment below. A big thanks to everyone for playing along with Foto Friday Fun, especially all you new faces and steady followers, and allowing me to share these photographs and memories.
Do you have a favorite this week?
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