Let me say that several times I have been in situations that were against all the odds. But when they happened my last thought was to pull out my camera and take a photo.
Like this road sign in Mexico telling us to beware of jaguars crossing the road. I call signs like this “Promises, promises.”
When I actually saw a jaguar in the wild it was in Costa Rica; there were three of us in the jeep, all avid photographers and not one of us grabbed our cameras. I have tried several times to capture that moment and the closest I’ve come is this heavily manipulated painting.
While also in Costa Rica I saw this sign warning that ‘there are crocodiles in the estuary’. But no matter how hard I looked not a single crocodile popped into view.
Then in Mexico I was swimming way out in heavy swells when what rolled into view on the next swell – a huge crocodile! He disappeared out of view and then back in again, and this time he was facing me with a toothy grin on his evil face. Let’s just say that I didn’t manage to capture the moment with a camera. Afterwards I did this portrait of me and my new Mexican amigos. Smile everybody!Another promised sighting on BC’s coast.
This one goes way back to Christmas when I was five and sick with the mumps. So I had to stay inside while my little brother and dad went to put out food for Santa’s reindeer. And wouldn’t you know it, the one time I couldn’t go out the reindeer appeared, or so my little brother exclaimed in wonder! I went out to the barn later and all I found was this goat. Maybe I could put a red nose on him, hmmm?
More of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds