Friday, 27 April 2012

Up In The Air


Shuttle service between Johannesburg and MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa
... and a welcoming lion on the airstrip! :-)

16 comments:

Dina said...

So cool to see the cockpit. But the lion?? Is he waiting for a meal, like when you step out of the plane?

Lowell said...

This brought a smile to my face! Must have been a small plane in which you could take a picture of the cockpit!

I don't think the plane fazed that lion whatsoever. He looks quite regal, being king of the jungle and all that.

This also brought to mind an incident from last year when we flew from Houston to Colorado Springs in a small commercial plane...at one point I looked up and the stewardess was in the pilot's seat! Yikes. We made it, but I wasn't at all sure we would after that!

JM said...

@Lowell: Yes, it was a small plane, no stewardess here! :-)

Halcyon said...

Oooops! Guess no one told him they needed the runway. :)
That's such a funny picture.

yas said...

Nice composition!
I like last shot.
Have a nice weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love the shot of the lion in particular and the expression on his face! Definitely my biggest smile today! Thank you!!

Sylvia

Carolina Tavares said...

Fantástico! Bela captura.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

These lazy lions must to used to these planes. I am sure he did not bat an eye lid when you landed.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I am not a very good traveller in a small plane, but looking at the cockpit in the photo I felt just fine LOL. Great shot of the runway, hope he moved before you landed! Diane

Linda said...

Fascinating to see the cockpit...and wonderful to see the lion. Great shots!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Amazing shot. We had giraffes beside the runway at a dirt airstrip when we were taking off from the western Serengeti to fly to Arusha, Tanzania.

Fotonita said...

Great story and shots!

Have a nice week JM! : )

NixBlog said...

Great shots! Not many other places in the world where you would get a lion on the airstrip!

Stickup Artist said...

Oh, that is too much! That's when, as we say here in the USA, we're not in Kansas anymore!

What a thrill it must have been to step off that plane and see that amazing creature!

Cezar and Léia said...

The welcoming lion is incredible!
God bless you!
Cezar

tapirgal said...

I hope he knows what he's doing....