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The view from a picnic site where we stopped to stretch our legs:

Pilanesberg - View

Pilanesberg – View

Here we have a group of Blou Wildebeeste (direct translation: Blue Wild Beasts/Animals). There were many herds of these scattered throughout the park, often accompanied by zebra.

Pilanesberg - Blou Wildebeeste

Pilanesberg – Blou Wildebeeste

A Blou Wildebees male:

Pilanesberg - Blou Wildebees

Pilanesberg – Blou Wildebees

Searching…

Our eyes focus on the distant hills,
Scour the savannah below,
Then comb the undergrowth
Seeking a sign that we’re not alone.
Many a time we see
A giraffe’s head perched on a tree
And, as the road winds, all too often we find
He’s watching the view while he dines.
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We came across a few giraffe at the side of the road. The first picture shows the giraffe gazing rather vacantly in our direction. The second photo shows a distinct change in his expression – mainly the set of his ears which are usually expressive in most animals – and his mouth.

Pilanesberg - Giraffe

Pilanesberg – Giraffe

Pilanesberg - Giraffe

Pilanesberg – Giraffe

Images and post ©Denise G Allen, 03 February 2013 22:28

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

24 thoughts on “Searching…

  1. It looks very nice and peaceful there

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  2. Some more fabulous images of the locals!
    The giraffe decided to say, ‘Oh, come to visit? Hi there!’

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  3. seriously envious…wow….what gorgeous animals adee…you had a wonderful adventure….

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  4. How delightful to see the wild beasts up close and personal. Love the giraffe.

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  5. The photos are all wonderful Denise, but the Pilanesberg – Blou Wildebees is most impressive – so powerful.
    Blessings to you ~ Maxi

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  6. I noticed the zebra grazing in behind in the second photo of the giraffe, maybe that is what caused the change in the attitude of its ears..

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  7. I doubt it, Jake. There are pockets of zebra throughout the park. some on their own and many in the company of other herbivores. I have more photo’s of these particular giraffe with plenty of zebra grazing next to them. I will post them later.

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  8. What a gorgeous view from the picnic site, adee.

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  9. Love the “giraffe’s head perched on a tree.” 🙂 Beautiful scenes, adee.

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  10. Haha. AD, that is in fact what they often looked like from other side the tree. 😀

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  11. Giraffe is amazing.

    “A giraffe’s head perched on a tree” is a very picturesque image.

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  12. …and so funny to see, SuNaMu!

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  13. Oh, to have the eyelashes of a giraffe 🙂

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  14. These are such stunning photographs. What a beautiful place. My picnic sites only have pesky bugs.

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