We took this photograph this morning as we were driving to the Malelane Gate to exit the Kruger National Park, another wonderful trip over far too quickly (more on this latest trip to follow soon!). I was struck just how out of place we, the gawking tourists in our metal cocoons, are when confronted with the raw primeval power of Africa’s big cats – to them, we must seem decidedly “foreign”.

Lions meet Tourists, Kruger National Park


6 thoughts on “Foreign

  1. Pingback: Kruger National Park, October 2012 « de Wets Wild

  2. danajoward

    So very true…we must be foreign to them as we just watch them. I love this photo…I look forward to more photos later of your trip. This makes me think that as we cut down forest and build in what had been wild animals habitat, that we think it foreign when we see them in the city, when it really is us who is foreign…they were there first, then we just had to come along. 🙂 Thank you for your photo. Great job! 🙂
    Ps. sorry for rambling.


    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you danajoward for your positive contribution! Certainly our wild places all over the world are shrinking on a daily basis, not only to the detriment of the natural world and the plants and animals that make their home there, but also to ourselves.



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