Picture of the Day, 2019.07.16

2019.06.03.1283 Young Waterbuck PODA young waterbuck hides in the tall grass, under the protection of its mother, near Tarangire Safari Lodge in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, June 3, 2019. Nikon D500. Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6. ƒ/11.0, 500mm (DX 750mm), 1/500th sec., ISO 1600. To view larger, click on this link to go to my Flickr page:

Picture of the Day, 2019.07.15

2019.06.04.1903 Blue Monkey PODDeep in the rain forest, a blue monkey is looking anthropomorphically cute. I’m guessing, though, that if you annoy it enough it’ll still rip your face off. Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, June 4, 2019. Nikon D500. Nikkor 200-500mm, f/5.6. ƒ/5.6, 500mm (DX 750mm), 1/350th sec., ISO 3200. View larger on my Flickr site at

Picture of the Day, 2019.07.14

2019.07.06.4239 Buchanan POD Fireworks at the Buchanan Firemens’ Carnival in Botetourt County, Va. Shot on Saturday, July 6, 2019, this photo was accepted for Flickr’s Explore for Sunday, July 7, 2019. I enjoy the tiny little American flag detail in the lower right corner. Nikon D750 mounted on Benro tripod with Movo gimbal head. Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6. ƒ/16, 450mm, .7 sec., ISO 400. For a larger version, see my Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/botetourt/48218561782

Picture of the Day, 2019.07.11

2019.06.06.2559 Mud Wallow POD
A large female stands guard and warns off the people in the Jeep while a baby takes a mud bath. She was right on top of us, but wasn’t threatening us, only cautioning us. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Nikon D500. Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8. ƒ/13.0, 30mm (DX 45mm), 1/125th sec., ISO 400. See larger at my Flickr site, https://www.flickr.com/photos/botetourt/48103062333