This isn't actually the first photo I thought of. I have hundreds, if not thousands of photos of animals. Most are average but there are a few that I am especially proud of, yet I found it difficult to pick a photo for this post. I wanted to pick a photo that meant something to me and so I found myself being absorbed into my memories, reliving the moments and spending a fair bit of time staring at my computer screen and smiling.
Eventually I decided upon the photo below. It was taken on a trip to South Africa with my now husband. It was our first holiday together, six years ago. I had never been anywhere like that before and the trip was just magical. We spent 10 days moving around the Cape Town area and just had a blast. On one of the days, we took a horseback safari and that's when I took this photo. It's not technically brilliant but it does bring a smile to my face. Shortly after (or maybe before?) this was taken, F had been attempting to get some close-up shots. He actually did a very good job but at the expense of a lens - an osterich lunged at his camera and left the lens with a nice scratch. A dangerous moment but it has me in fits every time I think about it!
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