Critter Close Ups~

Pensive Vervet Kruger National Park.

South African zebra Poses for her portrait.

Happy ostrich is ready for a close up,

while artfully made up Ms. Giraffe puts on the glam.

Barbary Ape in Gibraltar looks ready for a serious conversation.

Magellanic penguin stares me down in Ushuaia, Argentina.

California Channel Island Fox poses quite smartly,

while a elephant seal pup in California spins happily in the sea.

Bald Eagle in British Columbia Canada looks at me judgmentally.

Cheers to you from your portrait perfect friends ~

274 thoughts on “Critter Close Ups~

  1. The closeups of their faces really add another element to the post. It’s not just photos of animals anymore; it’s personalities and whatever else we can read into facial expressions. Very good. I like the ostrich closeup especially.

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    • So lucky you! My favorite places on this planet are three continents that start with the letter a, Antarctica, Africa and Australia. After our second trip to Africa, we started talking about moving to this charming community near the crocodile bridge gate into Kruger. I could drive into the park several times a week. It would be heaven for me, as I know it is for you แƒ“ แƒ“

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  2. Makeup applied correctly. Fresh from the beauty salon. Some a bit sophisticated. Others with a playful grin.
    So different from the grimaces and furrowed brows we see on humans today. I miss the smiles and laughter. Hoping for better days to come.
    But your blog has always brought us pleasure.

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  3. Fabulous photos, as always. I saw a bald eagle being chased by a hawk the other day flying over the highway. I nearly hit the car in front of me I was so inthralled by the show they were putting on. The bald eagle could care less about the hawk and clearly seemed to be putting on a show for the drivers. So gorgeous and majestic.

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    • Wow! I would love to see that and so relate to taking my eyes off the road to watch birds. I can imagine my defense after the rear-ending, “Did you take your eyes off the road Ma’am?”
      “Well of course I did. There was a peregrine falcon in the air.”

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  4. These are great, Cindy! You really capture the ‘personality’ of the animals. I immediately carried my laptop over to Peggy so she could check out your post. You should have heard the laughter. ๐Ÿ™‚ โ€“Curt

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  5. Pingback: Critter Close Ups~ โ€”(Do not miss any of these amazing photographs from Cindy…they are wonderful) | Rethinking Life

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