Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Birds in the Animal Kingdom

As dawn approaches the mountain on wings of clouds, it is time for Nature to start a new day.

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An early meerkat caught unawares – for the moment! He’s up unusually early, scouting for scraps…

a He’s lucky to have escaped the serval, who slept a bit later today.

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An industrious mole pokes the last sand out of his tunnel. Time to go to bed…tonight he’ll continue mining for roots.6a

Down in the valley, the hippos don’t care much about such small things. They have water and food. In an hour or so, they’ll sunbathe before returning to their pool.

abfClever Mr Jackall busy soaking up a bit of heat. The nights are getting to be quite cold in autumn, and hunting has been slow. But today? Today he’ll find something to still that gnawing hunger.

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Ah, yes, the start of another day in Africa… Will they all survive when the sun sets?

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Only time will tell…

10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Birds in the Animal Kingdom

  1. Harold Green

    Amos, you paint such a beautiful landscape of Africa’s dawn slowly unfolding on our world, that I practically laced up my worn and dusty boots, slathered on some old sun screen, grabbed my trusty photographic pals, donned my weathered safari hat and flew to Cape Town.

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