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The Wild Side

For the past few weeks I have been on a road trip of sorts through South Africa. Different to my previous trips, it was exciting to discover a more rugged, less purposefully touristic side to such a beautiful country. However my first post on the trip is some of the many photos that I took of the wildlife in Addo Elephant Park and Kazuko Lodge, which are, obviously, two very touristic places at least in terms of presenting ‘Africa’ behind game fences. Nevertheless, the sight of a lion lying by its recent hunt of kudu is very real, and having your car blocked by a herd of elephants having a munch in the middle of the road somewhat SURreal.
Batman and Robin: The Cheetahs

Running zebras

A herd of elephants pause for a midday, mid-road snack.

A herd of elephants pause for a midday, mid-road snack.

A lion takes a moment in the setting sun, as its lifeless prey looks on in the opposite direction.

A lion takes a moment in the setting sun, as its lifeless prey looks on in the opposite direction.

Autumn Leaving

At the end of the road near my university, is a beautiful park which everyday I walk past, and since October have been following the rapid changes in the leaves. Finally today I remembered (not so loved) camera and took a few pictures, just to try capture the broad spectrum of oranges and reds that have dappled the trees.

Just as I walked into the park I realised that the two trees at the other end created this rather wonderful impression!

I just loved this little window of green shuttered by the fallen and soon to fall leaves.