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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wildlife

I took these photos last year in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. The experience of watching wildlife in their natural habitat was life changing.

I knew that animals are intelligent, compassionate and caring but watching them interacting with each other or with other species and taking care of their young was heartwarming.

Zebras and Impalas

Zebras are incredibly beautiful up close. And almost every time we saw them, impalas were not far away.


Despite their height, giraffes are stately and gentle animals.

Lioness at rest

We watched this lioness for about 20 minutes. She was so full after a kill the previous night, she hardly moved.

Buffalo and elephant

As we watched this herd of buffalo — there could easily have been 100 of them — we noticed several herds of elephants approaching. Despite their size — they’re the largest land animals in the world — they’re incredibly quiet. You hardly ever hear them coming!


We were watching a baby elephant on one side of the road and didn’t see her mother standing a few feet away. I was so shocked, I’m glad I didn’t scream or fumble the camera.


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  1. awobblyrottenneutron

    You’ve certainly got a great eye for a photo Marcia, these photos are great!

  2. The experience of watching wildlife in their natural habitat was life changing. I loved going to the zoo as a child, now watching nature’s wilds on TV is always an amazing adventure. Seeing how mothers always protect their young and caring for them in every way, as this is a natural instinct for all mother’s who love their children. Nice blog and I love the photos !

  3. InsideJourneys says:

    Thanks, Penny. Their instinct to protect their young was eye opening, but I shouldn’t have been surprised. Mothers do have that natural instinct.
    Thank you, and thanks for stopping by.

  4. InsideJourneys says:

    Thank you, Tony. Glad you like them.
    How’s work?

  5. Terrific collection of photos! 🙂

  6. InsideJourneys says:

    Thanks, Elizabeth!

  7. Awesome shots, one of my husband and mine dream trip is to go to Africa for a safari

  8. InsideJourneys says:

    It is an amazing experience, Polly. You’ll definitely like it.
    Thanks for stopping by, Polly.

  9. frizztext says:
  10. InsideJourneys says:

    Thanks! Love yours too.
    Thanks for the link and for stopping by.

  11. InsideJourneys says:

    Thanks, Elizabeth!
    Love your photos too.


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