If you have just stumbled across this Blog for the first time (Welcome!) here is, in a nutshell, what the Weekly High Five is all about.
Over twenty photographers contribute African Wildlife and Nature images, taken in the wild, to Photo-Africa. (Want to start contributing? Contact me!) Every week I look through the latest uploads and chose five or more images that stand out either for their photographic qualities or the fact that they capture a unique bit of Africa's natural heritage. The ideal is of course for an image to have both technical qualities and raw emotion but these images are far and few in between even though we are getting more and more of these images being uploaded. Absolute African magic in a single frame!
So without further delay here goes with this week's High Five!
Image 1 - Lion Approach by Gerry van der Walt
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Image 2 - Pangolin by Grant Marcus
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Image 4 - Elephant Sunset by Gavin Tonkinson
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Image 7 - Dusty Elephant by Gavin Tonkinson
Even though there were a very large number of images uploaded to the Photo-Africa Stock Library, these images stood out. An amazing collection of African wildlife images in this week’s High Five. I look forward to hearing which is your favorite image of the week!
And now for the 'Special Edition' part...
As you will probably now today is Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday and I would like to take this chance to also wish this great man a Happy Birthday from Photo-Africa!
Nelson Mandela celebrating the Springboks World Cup victory in 2007.
Nelson Mandela with Springbok rugby player Bryan Habana (perhaps good luck for tomorrow's match against Australia!)
“We understand it still that there is no easy road to freedom. We know it well that none of us acting alone can achieve success. We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world. Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves. Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world. Let freedom reign. The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement! God bless
As always I look forward to hearing from you