Thursday, February 16, 2012

Animal Kingdom Safari

      It is raining and in the forties here today.  A day to stay inside, or to look at the pictures from our Disney World trip and relive the trek through the Safari at the Animal Kingdom.  It was January 28th, the sun was shining, and the temperature was in the mid 70's.  We loaded our crew of eleven onto one of the open safari trucks.  Our guide went through the routine of stay in your seats and keep your hands in.  Advice well taken.  And he suggested to put our camera into "sports" or "action" mode, as he would not be able to stop for perfect picture moments.  And let me tell you, the ride is none too smooth, jostling over creekbeds, rocks and washouts.  I was sitting in the back, and usually had to take pictures as we were driving away from the animals.  So we headed off:

     The first part of our journey was past some water holes and heavily shrubbed areas.  Here is one of those shots from the back of the bouncing truck.  Encouraging that it came out mostly centered and not blurry.

      And no, I was not taking notes, so this is just a beautiful bird.

      These guys look like pelicans to me.  As we drove around the next bend, we prayed the truck would not get stuck.

      We did make it past, with no one falling out.  After a bit more driving, we came to the open savannah, far different than the enclosed jungle.

You want to leave these guys alone
Look Pop Pop, a giraffe
Pop Pop, two giraffes!
This guy had his own racing stripe
And Dumbo!  Almost like he was posing.  Yet we drove right on by.
Was he waving good bye?
Luckily the rhinos were sleeping

      Overall, I was quite pleased with the "sports" mode on the little camera.  And amazed that most of the shots were centered and presentable.  But there is always an exception.  This one of the hippo speaks for itself:

The End!!


  1. Such beautiful creations, thank you for sharing!

  2. Lovely park,I have to take the boys to the Safari park here.