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venerdì 23 ottobre 2009

La Madre - The Mother



Eravamo al primo giorno:da Upington a Nossob.
Pochi km prima di Nossob alcune persone stavano
guardando un leoncino poco distante dalla strada.
Ci dissero che apparentemente la leonessa aveva
una zampa rotta ed era ferma tra l'erba.
I piccoli erano due e il loro destino era segnato...
Giunti al campo trovammo due signore che imploravano
piangendo i ranger di fare qualcosa.
Qualcosa che non si poteva fare:la Natura ha le
sue Leggi...
Il giorno dopo non facemmo fatica a ritrovarli.
Forse la zampa non era rotta:la leonessa stando
nascosta tra l'erba aveva ucciso un orice e mentre
i cuccioli si abbuffavano,fissava lontano,con il muso
insanguinato.
---First day:from Upington to Nossob.Few km to Nossob
some people were watching a lion cub,close to the road.
They told us the lioness had a broken leg and was laying
in the grass.The cubs were two and their destiny was written...
In the camp we found two ladies speaking with the rangers,
crying, they were asking them to do something.
Something impossible:Nature has its Laws...
On the day after it wasn't difficult to find them.
Maybe the leg wasn't broken:the lioness had killed
a big gemsbok and while the cubs were eating,she was
looking far,with the face covered of blood.

10 commenti:

SAPhotographs (Joan) ha detto...

What a beautiful sad/happy story Andrea. If she had killed a Gemsbok then her leg could not have been broken so maybe she and the cubs are still there?

One time in Kruger a mother abandoned her 4 little cubs and they eventually got so thin, you could see every bone in their bodies. There, they do also not interfere with nature and let it take its course.

Just when I thought the cubs were going to die, a male lion killed a zebra and brought them food!!

It is almost unheard of for a male to do that and many of us shed lots of tear of joy that the cubs would survive.

Yes, these are the ways of the wild, sometimes cruel and sometime wonderful and true nature lovers have to accept both.

Thanks you for sharing your story. Have a fantastic weekend.

Andrea ha detto...

Joan:your story is really beautiful and incredible.
I think we have still to know something about these wonderful animals...

Anna ha detto...

Oh wow this is so sweet. Thanks for sharing Andrea. Anna :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) ha detto...

No matter how many years I spend working in the bush, there was always something new to learn and see. No two days were ever the same and there was always some animla doing something which was different.

le Pierrot ha detto...

Très belles photos, bon week end...

Black Jack's Carol ha detto...

Andrea, your posts and magnificent photos always stay with me. I am only now beginning to come to terms with the laws of nature.

Is this post one of a series from your last safari, or are you more or less constantly on safari? (Sorry if I have missed some information by coming late to your blog.)

Andrea ha detto...

Black Jack's Carol:I have a Photosafari every year,only one,for about 3 weeks.
I would like to be there more and more:I'm really ill about Africa...

Black Jack's Carol ha detto...

A-ah, I see. Thanks for explaining, and for sharing your safaris with us, Andrea. Yes, I can understand that feeling that begins to possess...

MedaM ha detto...

What a story! Your photos are outstanding! The first shot I love the most.

Gabriel ha detto...

Che grande storia e di belle immagini, Andrea.
Un saluto da Buenos Aires.