Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Red Lechwe Antelope (Kobus Leche)



DSC08929 Red Lechwe

DSC08336 Red Lechwe

DSC08333 Red Lechwe

DSC08335 Red Lechwe

DSC07557 red lechwe

DSC07559 red lechwe sparring

More Wordless Wednesdays here and Outdoor Wednesday here.

31 comments:

Dawn K. said...

What wonderful photos these are! Glad you posted them. I love photos of animals! happy WW!

Swampy said...

All the photos are exquisite, but the first one is absolutely perfect in my eyes...the balance...the way the horns and the trees compliment each other...the colors...the lighting...this is just a WOW !
When I participate in WW, I always choose participants a the "end" of the list. So glad I came across your post.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love these magnificent photos!!!

Relyn said...

Your Wordless Wednesdays always make me smile. Not only because your images are so great, but because it's such an oxymoron. Your images create thousands of words in me.

**"Liza"** said...

Wow! so breath taking. Hope you have a wonderful day. Happy WW!.;)

CC said...

Now are these splendid photos more of your African Safari? Thanks for sharing these.

melissashook said...

oh, nice wordless day, traveling lady...
thank you...

Ruth said...

The color of these antelope is so gorgeous and soothing right now, it's just going straight to my nerve centers that need it. It's my "Rumi color" - the color of every Rumi volume I own, and it's also the color I found is "my color" in a test I took online, which was called "arabesque." Your photos are beautifully composed, and those graceful horns are mesmerizing.

(I guess I was not left wordless.)

Mumsy said...

Gorgeous photos, and what a sight to see!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful! That must have been a spectacular trip.

Kala said...

Magnificent photos - the first and last images look like shots in a magazine!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Fabulous photos! I especially love the first one and the last one. They all have fantastic quality.

~ Tracy

dutchbaby said...

Dear Dawn K.,
Thank you very much and welcome to Dutchbaby. I can see that you love animals; the gorilla photo you took is very powerful.

dutchbaby said...

Dear Swampy,
Thank you for noticing the details in the first shot. I couldn't believe my luck when these lechwes arranged themselves so perfectly, waiting for their portrait. Most other times when we saw them they looked like the next three shots, sloshing about in the swampy (love that word!) parts of the delta, running away from our Landcruiser.

Welcome to Dutchbaby!

dutchbaby said...

Dear Thoughtfully blended hearts,
Thank you! This is one of my top ten favorite photos of Africa.

Welcome to Dutchbaby!

Dear Relyn,
Thank you for doing exactly what I hoped. I try to choose Wordless Wednesday images that will create lots of discussion.

dutchbaby said...

Dear **"Liza"**,
Thank you - it was a breathtaking trip. Welcome to Dutchbaby - I enjoyed looking at your bracelets!

Dear CC,
Yes, more from our safari. So many photos to post, so little time...

dutchbaby said...

Dear melissashook,
Thank you - traveling is a passion. I get itchy if I have not been traveling for a while.

Dear Ruth,
Your words are always appreciated! I took your test, my color is Delft :-)

Thank you also for your daily Rumi posts!

margie said...

oh my. look at them!

Miss Footloose said...

Just happen to safari onto your blog and Ilove the African wildlife photos. I've never been to Botswana, but lived in Africa for years and have been to the game parks of Kenya and Uganda.

May I be so nosy as to ask where the name Dutchbaby comes from? Your tulips are spectacular too! PS I am Dutch ;)

dutchbaby said...

Dear Mumsy,
Thank you! There were so many sights to see - our trip was a true wonder.

Dear Marilyn,
It was a trip of a lifetime!

Dear Kala,
You are too kind!

dutchbaby said...

Dear Ms. Bake-it,
Thank you and welcome to Dutchbaby!

dutchbaby said...

Dear margie,
Exactly what I said!

dutchbaby said...

Dear Miss Footloose,
Welcome to Dutchbaby! After you visit Botswana, you may choose to relocate once more!

Here's my post explaining how Dutchbaby came about:

http://godutchbaby.blogspot.com/2008/12/tangobaby-crowned-princess-of.html

Hartelijk dank!

Ginnie said...

I saw that your color is Delft. OMG! How uncanny is that! You really do take incredible images, DB. They're beautiful. BTW, I need to find out how old you are. :) If you're older than 40, we need to see you at Vision & Verb! :) Or am I brain-dead and already asked you?

dutchbaby said...

Dear Marilyn,
Spectacular! Yes it was!

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dutchbaby said...

Dear Ginny,
I laughed out loud when I got Delft :-D. I'm glad you like these photos; I had never seen covered bridges like these until I came to the US.

I am forty-fifteen years old. To prove it to you, I started responding to comments for a second round - forgetting I had already done so.:-/ Therefore, no you are not brain dead; you hadn't asked met yet. If you were, what would that make me? I'm incredibly flattered. Let's talk offline about that.

Johnny Nutcase said...

awesome photos! the first is my favorite. The lighting is just gorgeous on these guys!

Relyn said...

In that first picture, don't they just look like a happy little gaggle of friends sitting around enjoying a good gossip?

dutchbaby said...

Dear Johnny Nutcase,
The top photo is one of my top five photos of my entire Africa trip. I was so appreciative that they composed themselves so perfectly.

Dear Relyn,
LOL! Drinking rooibos tea, no doubt.

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