“Semper aliquid novi Africam adferre” said Pliny the Elder two millennia ago. Africa always brings

Posted by Doug Morton on Monday, 03 January 2011

“Semper aliquid novi Africam adferre” said Pliny the Elder two millennia ago.  Africa always brings us something new.
In all those years this vast, enigmatic continent has shown Pliny to be right.  Not an African day goes by without an opportunity to discover something new, something stimulating and vibrant.  Each day is filled with experience, growth, and beauty not seen before.
Africa is a continent of ancient times and of new beginnings and adventures.  Its people, its fauna and flora, its smells, tastes, touches and sounds blend to envelop us in its very soul.  There is no escaping Africa.  Who would want to?
This site contains just some of the wonders I have seen and recorded.  Looking back on them I realise once again what a privilege it is to be a part of this place called Africa.


Seagulls - The Blue Crane is a very proud looking bird.  He is beautiful too, and he must be a he.  I have it on good authority that all good looking creatures in this world are male.  The female is the less visually attractive. My only offering on the bird front is seagulls.  I was walking over London Bridge early yesterday morning and I can't remember seeing so many seagulls sitting on the railings along the Bridge.  There was also one seagull sitting high on one of the lamp posts.  I contemplated trying to take a picture of the railing seagulls, or trying to capture them flying and diving with the beautiful sunrise and Tower Bridge in the background but my little Nokia phone would not have come close to doing them justice. But, it's a new year with new resolutions.  I am going to take at least one great shot this year.  I must.

By: Blondie on January 3, 2011

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