For this week’s Travel Theme: Grassy, I was inspired to share some photos of the magnificent creatures who make the grasslands their home.
These are photos, taken by me, but I’ve never travelled to Africa.
So how did I take them?
Would you believe me if I told you that these photographs were taken in a suburb of Melbourne (Australia), approximately 15 minutes drive from my home, at the Werribee Open Range Zoo.
The Off Road Safari takes passengers in an open sided truck through various grassy pastures to see African animals living in an environment compatible with their native one, right here in Australia.
As you can see, the animals gave us some wonderful photo opportunities and they don’t seem to fear the trucks; in fact we had to stop several times to wait for them to cross in front of us, because who in their right mind is going to cross a rhinoceros?
We had a wonderful winter’s day at Werribee Open Range Zoo, with the blue sky above us and the green grass below.
We took a good look at the animals and they took a good look at us:
What grassy safaris or other unique experiences have you had in your own backyard that you’d care to share?