TRAVEL / 10 travel photos: animals


Photography is a hobby of mine, as well as from the manfriend. It is part of his work, and of mine nowadays. I think it’s fantastic to capture what I see and share those moments. I started with a Fuji Finepix 65S, now I use the Canon 550D with some lenses. I am craving for a new camera for months now, not only for the photos – but to be able to make even more beautiful travel videos as well. And I’m in need of new lenses. The Canon 50 mm 1.4 is in my shopping basket from the webshop Otto as we speak, I have a voucher and found out that they sell it as well. Well, now it’s waiting for the 5D mark III to fall out of the sky. Money tree, anyone?

I love browsing through my folders with pictures now and then. Going back to where I was in my mind. Reminisce. Moments of recall, scents and colors to visualize with my eyes closed. Listen to stories again, of people in a foreign language which I don’t understand. Sand between my toes, a flower in my hair. For months, I would like to consolidate them, but I still haven’t. A little idea pops up in my mind. Share ten travel photos every month. I love photographing, but in these blog posts they don’t have to be perfect pictures. What is important is what they mean to me.

Well, the kick-off: pictures of animals. Because when I travel (and at home) I need to pet anything with a fur (and without, actually). Ten photos, this time from animals, taken during the travels of the past few years.


When I lived in South Africa I came across this group of elephants. I was being trained as a junior ranger, so I got to work with the most beautiful animals at a daily base. A dream came true.


South Africa as well. Seeing a leopard was high on my bucket list, and in Africa I managed to tick this point off (after a few months). Beautiful and powerful animals.


Swimming with whale sharks was high on the list as well, and here I am – swimming with a group of gentle giants. Wonderful experience.


Waterbucks are enormously endearing (fluffy and inconvenient) and during a beautiful sunrise, this pair showed their nice round butts. The light in Africa is so insanely beautiful by the way.

Cuddle with an elephant in Indonesia. Of course, in an ecologically responsible way.


This baby monkey in Laos has stolen my heart.


Another point of my bucket list: seeing orang utans in the wild. And yes, here in the jungle of Sumatra: mom and her child. Tears all over.


No words needed.

The special thing about these animals is that they are the oldest primates of the world, and they are almost extinct. Very nice to be able to see them in the Philippines.

My good friend Camel, in the desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan. After two days we were best friends.
Kameel Jordanie

TRAVEL, Travel Category, Travel Tips & Inspiration, Wildlife

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  1. Nikki 13 August, 2014 at 19:27 Reply

    Dat aapje op je schoot, hoe cute! Dat primaatje van de een-na-laatste foto lijkt zich er sterk van bewust te zijn dat ‘ie bijna uitgestorven is, wat een lieve grumpyhead. <3

    • Laura 13 August, 2014 at 19:31 Reply

      HAHA ja inderdaad! Ze plegen ook zelfmoord als er teveel lawaai is. Gaan ze met hun hoofdje net zo hard tegen de boom aan rammen….meh. Zijn ook de kleinste primaten ter wereld!

    • Laura 14 August, 2014 at 11:22 Reply

      Jaaa, wildlife in Afrika is zo puur en echt. <3 Ik heb het dan weer minder op zoo's, maar elk loslopend dier in welk land dan ook moet geaaid worden!

  2. Danique 14 August, 2014 at 14:15 Reply

    Aaawh, wat een geweldige foto’s! Ik zou echt nog wel een keer heel graag naar Afrika willen voor de wildlife. Lijkt me zo geweldig om te zien. En die kameel, geweldig!

  3. Lizet 29 August, 2014 at 20:27 Reply

    Leuk idee! En hele leuke foto’s. Nieuwe dieren zien en ontdekken, en vooral aaien, is ook een van mijn grootste hobby’s (tijdens reizen).

    Ik probeerde in Simon’s Bay (Kaapstad) een keer een pinguïn te aaien, maar nadat hij naar me begon te blazen als een kat, durfde ik niet meer, haha!

    Ben erg benieuwd naar je volgende 10 foto’s. :)

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