This week’s Foto Friday Fun includes images chosen by 11 readers from my photo files featuring rocks and wildlife from the USA and South Africa.
Jodee and Bill chose #1138. Because getting to Point Sublime means driving two hours for 18 miles on a rough road it only makes sense to camp and enjoy the sunset from this remote point into Grand Canyon.
Mary Lou chose #2854. The antics of ground squirrels entertain around the world. This one seemed to be chasing something in Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa. On safari all wildlife sightings are awesome.
Donna chose #297. This panoramic view can be experienced from East Rim viewpoint along the Arizona Trail in the Kaibab National Forest. There’s plenty of nearby dispersed free camping with no more than ten miles of typically good gravel forest roads. The view east (obviously) reaches over the Marble Platform where the Colorado River slices through rock and beyond to Navajo Mountain seen faintly in the distance.
Diane and Nigel chose #5557. Another view from Walhalla overlook on the North Rim they might remember from their recent Grand Canyon visit. Not sure either of them got as close to the edge as this Raven.
Patti chose #15. Yet another oldie with 3-week old me, Mom and my brother from 1954 in Hinsdale, Illinois.
Shane chose #5471. A glorious sunrise over the Indian Ocean located just below camp in Scottburgh, South Africa. Definitely worth getting up for.
Sallie forgot her number so gets #64 for the number of words in her comment. Back in the 1980s I was a animal keeper at the California Living Museum (CALM) in Bakersfield. Of the two cougars, Whiskers the male wasn’t very friendly and I never turned my back on him. Sierra the female was all lovey. Someone tried to raise these two from cubs which wasn’t successful and they were too heavily imprinted on humans to be rehabilitated and released back to the wild. My heart broke for them both as I helped spread the message through education to keep wildlife wild.
My choice taken last Friday when the sky beconed with powerful crepuscular rays at sunset. I don’t really walk the tracks but they sure put this view into perspective. I’d been thinking of this down the tracks view since I moved here last week. Maybe I should plan ahead on more of my photos as I think this is one of the best shots I’ve ever taken.
Please join in next week by leaving a number between 1 and 9999 in your comment below. A big thanks to everyone for playing along with Foto Friday Fun and allowing me to share these photographs and memories.
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