Photo: It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ~ Joanne Kathleen Rowling 

Yellow Vented Bulbul, Maasai Mara, Kenya

For #colorsonfriday   curated by +E.E. Giorgi and +Gilmar Smith 
#hqspbirds   curated by +Marina Versaci +Joe Urbz 
#10000photographersaroundtheworld   curated by +Robert SKREINER 
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Walter Soestbergen 
Photo: I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.   A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.   ~ Jules Verne

Cheetah Female, Maasai Mara, Kenya

#CATURDAY +CATURDAY! curated by +Jules Falk Hunter , +Shantha Marie Fountain, +Cicely Robin Laing
#catsallovertheworld +CATS all over the World curated by +Robert SKREINER
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Joe Urbz , +Marina Versaci , +Nicole Best
Photo: Last Light on The Mara

This image was made at the end of a magnificent day in Maasai Mara, Kenya, and depicts the symbiosis that exists in the animal kingdom. These Oxpecker birds live most of their lives on the giraffe; they were startled into flight by the giraffe's movement, but quickly resettled on the giraffe's neck for their continued mutual symbiotic relationship.

Nothing in the universe exists alone. Every drop of water, every human being, all creatures in the web of life, and all ideas in the web of knowledge are part of an immense, evolving, dynamic whole as old, and as young, as the universe itself.  ~   "Symbiosis"  (1982)

The Plus One Collection project by +Ivan Makarov is an amazing cooperation between the talented community on Google+ and others in the world in producing a published photographic collection and helping others to also experience the joy of photography through this year's cooperative program in Kenya. I'm honored to be a part of this group by contributing this work to the publication. Thank you to Ivan Makarov and others in our wonderful G+ community who have dedicated their valuable time and expertise to this project.

#plusonecollection2012 
#plusphotoextract 
#HQSPanimals   curated by +Marina Versaci +Joe Urbz  #HQSPbirds 
#kenya 
also for +Roni Delmonico  who loves giraffes!
Photo: An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. ~ Martin Buber

Vervet Monkey, Maasai Mara, Kenya

for #monkeymonday   curated by +Alex Lapidus +Sandy Schepis 
#HQSPanimals   curated by +Marina Versaci +Joe Urbz 
#paintography  curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Gail Beerman +Sherry McBriar +Carol Small 
#kenya  
Photo: Lake Nakuru Pelicans, Kenya

I posted an image of pelicans soon after I returned from Kenya, and it was well received--I hope you enjoy this one as well with the in-flight bird. These birds were very active and constantly flying in and out of this tree located at the shore of the lake.

#flybyfriday   curated by +John Spade 
#birds4all   curated by +Walter Soestbergen 
#HQSPbirds   curated by +Marina Versaci  +Joe Urbz 
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World curated by +Robert SKREINER
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Last Light on The Mara

This image was made at the end of a magnificent day in Maasai Mara, Kenya, and depicts the symbiosis that exists in the animal kingdom. These Oxpecker birds live most of their lives on the giraffe; they were startled into flight by the giraffe's movement, but quickly resettled on the giraffe's neck for their continued mutual symbiotic relationship.

Nothing in the universe exists alone. Every drop of water, every human being, all creatures in the web of life, and all ideas in the web of knowledge are part of an immense, evolving, dynamic whole as old, and as young, as the universe itself.  ~   "Symbiosis"  (1982)

The Plus One Collection project by +Ivan Makarov is an amazing cooperation between the talented community on Google+ and others in the world in producing a published photographic collection and helping others to also experience the joy of photography through this year's cooperative program in Kenya. I'm honored to be a part of this group by contributing this work to the publication. Thank you to Ivan Makarov and others in our wonderful G+ community who have dedicated their valuable time and expertise to this project.

#plusonecollection2012
#plusphotoextract
#HQSPanimals   curated by +Marina Versaci +Joe Urbz  #HQSPbirds
#kenya
also for +Roni Delmonico  who loves giraffes!

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