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Judgement

Judgement can be unjust.


VULTURE COMING IN TO LAND – Moholoholo, Hoedspruit, South Africa


VULTURES FEEDING – Moholoholo, Hoedspruit, South Africa

It’s a steamy summer evening near the Kruger National Park. Anticipation spikes the sunset as we pull up to the ‘vulture restaurant’ at Moholoholo (“The Very Great One”) rehabilitation centre. A simple patch of sand to us, the spot is significant to the birds. Dozens of them. The moment the carcass thuds to earth, they swoop in from their circling. A bombardment of quietly beating feathers flares dust into the air, muffling soft tearing and crunching sounds. Not a single squawk is uttered.

Each species knows precisely what to do. Larger-beaked prey ‘openers’ jostle beside their cousins who pick the bones clean. The ten minute melee is marked by precision feeding, highlighted with huge hops and tugs of war, as well as the intermittent scampering of a warthog. He’s having dinner too, snatching morsels from the heaving heap.

As swiftly as it began, the meal is over; barely a scrap to mark the spot. A flurry of large bodies lifts off and flies away. No wonder Nature is not strewn with waste. Among the less endearing of her feathered set, vultures sometimes receive a bad rap. Perhaps not the prettiest, they each have a part to play. As we all do.

Quotes to consider:

“Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves” – Euripides

“We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions.” – Ian Percy

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Gustav Jung

“The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.” – Georgia Harkness

“. . . It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.” – Paulo Coelho

“Although I cannot lay an egg, I am a very good judge of omelettes” – George Bernard Shaw

Here are a few more pics taken by Dave:


VULTURES & MARABOU STORKS – Moholoholo, Hoedspruit, South Africa


WARTHOG WITH VULTURES – Moholoholo, Hoedspruit, South Africa


WHITEBACKED VULTURE – Moholoholo, Hoedpsruit, South Africa


WHITEBACKED VULTURE – Moholoholo, Hoedspruit, South Africa

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Cooperation

Cooperation is crucial.

WARTHOG TRIO – Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” – Bertrand Russell

“Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.” – William Arthur Ward

“It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived.” – Unknown

“We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.” – William Shakespeare
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Potential

Potential possesses power.


LIONESS WITH CUBS – Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

It is best approached with respect, but without fear.

Quotes to consider:

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw

“A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?” – Jane Wagner

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us…’ – Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”)
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Creativity

Creativity = communion with Creator

DAVE FILMING GROUND SQUIRELLS - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
DAVE FILMING GROUND SQUIRELLS – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“No great thing is created suddenly.” – Epictetus

“The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.” – Oscar Wilde

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

“It is better to create than to be learned, creating is the true essence of life” – Barthold Georg Niebuhr Continue reading

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Imagination

Imagination > Mind

YELLOW-BILLED KITE TAKING OFF - Central Kalahari, Botswana
YELLOW-BLLED KITE TAKING OFF – Central Kalahari, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

“Sometimes questions are more important than answers.” – Nancy Willard

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw Continue reading

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Position

The top of the pile can be a precarious place.

SLIP-SLIDING AWAY - Masai Mara, Kenya
SLIP-SLIDING AWAY – Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“Leadership is action, not position.” – Donald H. McGannon

“Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.” – Confucius

“Power does not corrupt man; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power” – George Bernard Shaw

“It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.” – François de la Rochefoucauld Continue reading

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Food

Food is fundamental to feeling fabulous.

HOEPOE + BREAKFAST - Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa
HOEPOE + BREAKFAST – Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.” – Socrates

“I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food” – Erma Bombeck

“Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.” – Unknown Continue reading

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