Monday, 3 February 2014

South African Roadblocks

Hello mellow yellows!
The photos of today were sent to me by e-mail and I don't know who has the copyright to them.
Enjoy a possible day in the life of an African motorist......
Barbara
 
 
African Road blocks
 
........  photographs of our favourite types of roadblocks – the ones where you don’t
 mind being stuck in your car!
SNAKE STOP


This python slithered out of a car bonnet and caused quite a scene as onlookers
 stopped to view the mighty snake. Photograph by Marlene Swart.
 
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE
Richard Waghorn had the pleasure of viewing this leopard for a full 65 minutes in the Kruger National Park ....
HOW MANY LIONS CAN YOU COUNT?
Cars pile up while a pride of lions enjoy family time and the warmth of the tar road.
 Photograph by Maurice Rolfe.
 
A HEARTWARMING MOMENT
 
These Egyptian geese made headlines on social media sites when they crossed a busy
 intersection in Cape Town ..
Metro Police made sure that the geese and their goslings crossed the road in safety.
 
SIX OF THE BEST
We know we'd be very happy to come across six cheetah in the middle of the road.
 
CATERPILLAR CROSSING
An army of caterpillars stop traffic as they cross the road in a long line.
 Photograph by Jamie Rooney.
 
RHINO PASSAGE
The four white rhinos had eluded us all day but as evening drew in they appeared as
 if by magic just ahead of us.
We were able to follow them for quite some time before they headed off the road and
 into the bush. Photograph by Kate Collins.
 
A SURPRISE AFTER THE RAIN
 
Peet van Schalkwyk had a wonderful surprise on a drive. It had just rained and the
sun had come out – along with a pack of 16 wild dogs.
 
STOP AND STARE
This hyena pup had a good long stare at the owner of the Mercedes Benz to make
 sure there was no funny business going on.
 
BIG BIRDING DAY
It's not just wildlife that set up roadblocks, birds do it too! These Southern ground hornbills make the most of a day out in the sun. Photograph by Bernd Sinner