While strolling to my car in California last week I nearly stepped on this little snail. At first, I kept on walking. But then I turned around and got closer to the little creature.
I stopped for a moment, got down on my hands and knees and watched it cross the sidewalk. I was struck by it’s size, determination, pace and beauty in it’s design. It didn’t matter that I had to get to the airport. I was mesmerized by this little snail.
I was recently reviewing some old photos and came across this snapshot of a South African Rock Dassie at Augrabies Falls National Park. I think it is by far, the cutest animal photo I have ever taken. What do you think? If you’d like to see more, click here to view my Facebook Fan Page Photo Album with more of these cute little buggers!
What’s the cutest animal photo you’ve ever taken on your travels? Share by commenting.
Guidebooks are useful. I am not embarrassed to carry one around with me all day when I travel. Nor do I fear “looking like a tourist” when I’m reading one in the middle of a town square. I also do a lot of prior-trip planning by reading. Yes I can “wing it”, but a little destination research can lead to big payoffs. From the same guidebook that showed me the best bathroom view in the world, came the opportunity to spot koalas along the Great Ocean Road.
I was staying at the Cedar Lodge in Krugersdorp in South Africa for 3 months. It’s a delightful bed and breakfast and was the perfect home away from home. The Cedar Lodge happens to have a giant aviary and peacocks roaming the property. Every once in a while, the peacocks would fan their feathers. Of course, I never had my camera… until this day.
It’s so rare to see a peacock with full feathers. It’s even rarer to have so many of the feathers in near-perfect condition. Many times they are missing a feather or two. Nonetheless, I thought I would share this moment with you.