My mind has been wandering off from photos to poems and calligraphy.
I think I better go back on track to feature photos for this week’s Photo Challenge.
I have seen many giraffes gathering together.
However, I have chosen this photo as it not only shows a gathering of these and other animals but also a tranquil place with a placid pond.
The picture was taken in the ChimeLong Safari Park, China.
The second picture was taken also in ChimeLong.
It shows a den of lions.
You can also say it is a gathering of lions.
The best picture I have ever taken of flamingos are in fact taken in a safari park – the Chimelong Safari Park in China.
This is a gathering of the flamingos.
To me, it looks like a tropical paradise!
I always wonder whether you can gather what an animal is thinking just by looking into their eyes.
The human being is a complicated animal, but still people think that you can sense some inner thoughts just by looking straight into their eyes.
Can we do the same with animals?
The pictures here were all taken in ChimeLong Safari Park in China.
What do you think this monkey is thinking?
He seems to be in an inquisitive mood.
What about this orangutan?
He seems to be looking straight at me.
As to the parrot, I don’t know at all what it was thinking.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is Surprise.
My favourite subject is landscape especially those conveying a sense of peace and serenity. It was really a challenge to comb through my archive to come up with something which fits this week’s theme.
Last year, we were up in Chimelong Zoo and Safari park in Panyu, China. While walking through the park, I saw this orangutan resting peacefully on a hammock slung between the trees. Some visitors formed a semi-circle around him, staring at this lazy or even demure orangutan; while he was doing just the same, staring at the visitors and letting the world went by.
Then to the surprise of everyone, he suddenly rose up and started swinging up and down. As he was swinging towards me, I noted he has a surprised face which I have never seen before. He certainly surprised me. Did I surprise him? I don’t know, all I wanted to do was to quickly take his photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .what a decent surprise!