Weekly Photo Challenge: Love


I’ll have to think about this one. Carefully. I’m sure a million posts will go up about the wonder and the magic and the beauty of love, and I wish each photographer and writer well when they do so.

But, much like a photographer behind his camera, I’ve been more of an observer of love – and never quite in picture itself.

These Bushmen children in the Kalahari understand more about love than most people. They share everything without expecting anything in return. That is love…

This is Rosie, the game ranger in Damaraland. She watches over a small family of desert-elephants in Namibia. She knows them all by name and interacts with them. She’ll do anything to protect them. That is love…

When I was younger, I thought I knew a lot about love – and was quite outspoken on the subject.

I ended up digging quite a hole for myself.

In my case, the perfect sunset has always been an illusive dream. Like this spotted hyena in the Serengeti, I’ll just have to get used to looking the other way.

Sooo…my message to all you young lovers out there? Have joy. Have fun. Have a season in the sun. And look after each other with care and compassion. May your season last forever.


15 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

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  2. travelerlynne

    Your rendering of love is a tribute to Rosie and cultures everywhere who love each other unconditionally…the only kind of love they know. Love the pictures and captions. Don’t be so hard on yourself. 🙂

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  4. Rita van der Linde

    I will not and cannot believe that love had passed you by Amos.
    There is so musch love in every story that comes out of your
    pen that there must be lots and lots of love in your life. Perhaps
    you had a relationship that dit not work out, but surely there were
    others that lasted. I am not going to try and tell you, of all people,
    about love, but if youre so lucky to find the one love meant for you
    it is the most wonderful thing. Indeed “A many splendoured thing’

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