Jul 29, 2007

The Courtship

I'm doing two posts today because I fell asleep and didn't get one posted yesterday.

This story has to have multiple photos. My apologies to Salty and others with slow connections.

Today I was at the Wildlife Safari and this little black buck was really strutting his stuff trying to get the female to pay attention to him.
bb Approach

He flirted shamelessly...
The Flirt

...and even tried a few tricks... but to no avail.
Black Buck Tricks

Even the sika deer ignored him
Sika Deer Ignoring a Black Buck

and the little female walked off with the buck following after.
Black Buck Rebuff

Eventually the female DID allowed the male to share her salt lick. Sometimes a guy just has to settle for what he can get.
Black Buck Sharing Salt Lick


  1. Faye, what a neat photo story. You're right. You needed the set of photos to tell it.

    Did you make it to the coast?

  2. Nita, I didn't make it to the coast. Raymer's wanted to see a friend who had moved to another state and was back for a visit. We'll try again for another day.

  3. un superbe safari photo, elles sont magnifiques, bravo

    a superb photo safari, they are splendid, cheer

  4. What a cute post. I totally enjoyed your photo story!! All great shots!! Have a wonderful week.. Aloha, Renee :)

  5. A story told visually is always appealing, and your photos make the humor shine through! Great lovely shots of the animals.

  6. I like your photographs and your story as well. Very nice post.

    Brookville Daily Photo

  7. Faye, this is an A+ photojournal. Love your humorous way of describing his futile attempts.

  8. Like her I too found that playing a little hard-to-get made the male even more interested/devoted.

  9. haha....beautiful story....all's well that ends well :)

  10. Yeah, make the boy work a little!!

  11. wonderful story and photos Faye. So fun to look at.