Last week’s Be Inspired By theme was Close Ups.
There were some truly spectacular images sent through for this theme and each week the number of entries keeps on growing.
Once again, it is great to see everyones different perspectives and interpretations of the theme.
So without further ado, here are this weeks entries…
Karina Robin – A shot taken in Timbavati last year,
the elephant was feeding calmly, a wonderfully relaxed moment. I was intrigued to show the dent in the master tusk.
Joni Munsterteiger – I love this Coyote that was taken in Yellowstone National Park because of the different textures/colors weaving in and out of it’s fur. I also liked the reeds that seemed to be “dancing” around him! And in the center those mezmerizing eyes!
Damon Koskin – Male lion captured while taking a nap on one of Kruger’s most popular roads. Found him while heading out the park via Crocodile Bridge. Decided to set up camera on a beanbag and wait for his golden eyes to open. He was not at all interested in all the cars postitioned around him and so a wink was all I got before having to leave for Joburg.
Nancy Clark Anderson – I took this picture last week at Tswalu in the Kalahari on a private safari with Wild Eye. This little meerkat popped his head up next to me. He had been cleaning his house with his nose.
Mandeep Mistry – clicked at Ranthambore National Park, India, this park is renowned for its healthy Tiger population, however one can find thousands of beautiful Peafowls such as this! This handsome one came close enough to allow me click a portrait in nice golden light.
Jill Vogt – Lions near the Sand River
Sallie Anthony – Madikwe….. Elephants feet. Another beautiful body part of this creature. They amaze me , knowing the weight that they carry.
Dhruti Mistry – Portrait of a Yellow Baboon… I loved the play of light and shadows on his face complimented by his piercing gaze!
Teresa Da Fonseca
Callum Evans – one of the resident spotted eagle owls at Kirstenbosch that I’ve been photographing for 5 years.
Martha A. Myers – During a recent safari in Lake Nakuru with Mike, all the animals seemed so accommodating, including a female ostrich quite near the vehicle. I took as many closeups of her feathers as possible, and through the miracle of Lightroom, transformed bedraggled plumage into a featherbed soft enough to lie down on.
Dee Roelofsz – Taken late afternoon today on the S40 near Satara in Kruger National Park.
A young male Cheetah on a fresh impala kill. The light was gorgeous as the sun was going down & I wanted to capture the blood on his whiskers which was lit up in that instant by the sun behind him.
Lisa Stanley – A close up of the relatively angry looking eye of the Yellow-billed Hornbill.
Angele Roublard – I’m very fortunate to work & live in the bush. I truly enjoy photographing wildlife. As a guide, am intrigued by their camouflage, behavior and movement. This female leopard may have turned away from our guests cameras but I didn’t let it stop me from admiring & photographing her every detail.
From the Wild Eye Guides:
Andrew Beck – Male lion close up
Gerry van der Walt – A lioness showing her teeth in the Madikwe Game Reserve
Michael Laubscher – Textures
Trevor McCall-Peat – A gentle soul
Marlon du Toit – A dazzle of black and white
Alistair Smith – A close up of a young lion in Madikwe.
Thats a wrap for this weeks be inspired by theme. Once again thank you to everyone who took the time to enter their images, Some really great entries.
Until next time,