Friday, December 28, 2007

Messy


Those clever folks at Photo Hunt asked us to post our favorite "messy" photo. Mine is an image I captured with traditional color film in the summer of 2002 -- during the very last days before I switched to digital.

I spent most of that summer volunteering for Earthwatch in Kenya and took a long, much needed, weekend break at the Masai Mara in the southern part of the country. I think this "nature red in tooth and claw" qualifies quite nicely for "messy", among other things!! This pride of female lions is simply completing the circle of life - one bone at a time.

Movable Feast(c) 2002 trryan

60 comments:

everydayhealy said...

waw... this is impressive! What a Great shot for the theme "messy". However, I just can't look for long as I am going out for my lunch soon. hehe...

Happy New Year! :)

Lynn said...

This is a pretty good shot, messy and gross. :D

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Perfect post for the theme. Very impressive blog indeed!
~Michele~
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

kate said...

That certainly is messy ... a feast for some... your blog is really interesting to read.

Carver said...

That is great for the messy theme but beyond that it's a fabulous shot. Wishing you a good new year.

Melli said...

Ugh... yea... messy for sure.

napaboaniya said...

A messy & yummy feast for those beasts. Interesting shot for messy!!
It's not a Weekend;It's a Lifestyle

mon@rch said...

Wonderful Photo and looks like an interesting thing to be involved with!

Team Tabby said...

Yours certainly qualifies as 'messy', but it's lions doing what they have to do. Your photos are wonderful and creative!

denz said...

wooohoooo!!! that's really a messy one! indeed you have a great picture,keep it up...

mine is up here:
PhotoHunt1...
PhotoHunt2...
Happy New Year!

Olivia said...

Wow, that's an awesome photo! How close were you to get a shot like that? Thanks for visiting mine.

nina said...

The circle of life in pics! hehe

What a great shot. You have some amazing images here. I will be back to marvel over them all. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

nina

bisdakbabbles said...

Oh my.. that sure is very messy...
Happy Holidays!

eastcoastlife said...

Oh wow! Aren't you worried you might turn into another mess, being so close to the beasts?
*shivers*

Happy New Year!!

Alice said...

Nature at it's best. A bit messy, and yet....

Happy New Year!

Ours are up too.

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8
http://iwasborn2cree8.blogspot.com

Reba @ Reba's Run
http://rebasrun.blogspot.com

Crayons said...

Hi Faraway, Nearby,

When I first saw this photo I thought you were doing a post on the assasination of Benazir Bhutto. I can barely look at the photos in the news. With this one, too, I must avert my eyes. I can't believe you were close enough to witness this mess.

Janna said...

Messy AND Gory!
Definitely a unique perspective.
Thanks for posting!
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My photo hunts include road construction, a bad restaurant, and a driveway full of snow.

ipanema said...

now that's messy! who won anyway? :)

great writing in here. i love reading your profile. :)

thanks for the visit! :)

Hootin' Anni said...

What a 'bloody mess'!! Interesting choice too.
[did you hear about the tiger that killed a human and wounded two others in the San Francisco zoo this past week?]

Mine's posted, hope you can drop by and visit with me!!

Starz in De Sky said...

Wow... How do you get this shot? very nice la..

Dorid said...

ewww... lions sure are messy eaters!

Rebecca said...

Wow! That IS messy. :)

As for Mammoth Cave... you must go. :)

Mark said...

Yep indeed massy, but only to us.Had a good look through your blog, you have been to some amazing places, nice photos too.

Rolando said...

Hey t.r. thanks for dropping by. You've got a cool site here.

Love the pics! I bet this picture doesn't do it justice. That must have been a sight!

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's the messiest picture I have seen today ! quite colorful !

pat said...

Great shot!! Thanks for stopping by and for your compliments. Your blog looks so, so interesting. I will certainly be returning.

Happy New Year!

Andrée said...

hi there. Never been here before and I'm so impressed. You're in my Reader now. But those lions aren't mean! MY cats are mean. But these are natural. I shall return frequently.

JC said...

Great capture... nature sure can be messy. Survival of the fittest is apparent throughout history. Well done!
Happy new year!

Randi said...

wow, great photo!
Perfect shot for the theme. It sure is messy.

Dragonheart and Merlin said...

That's a very cool photo! Very impressive and certainly messy. What an incredible experience that must have been!

Anonymous said...

that shot qualifies for messy and gorgeous at the same time. Great!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Gozo (sister island of Malta), by the way, lies 90 km south of Sicily/Italy. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I meant to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! :))

**"Liza"** said...

WOW! i envy you to see this in action! this is really AWESOME!!
Happy Hunt!!!!!
Mine is up too

GBex said...

wowww! that was indeed a messy one!....
thanks for dropping by...your blog is awesome!

Frances said...

Yup that's a four star **** mess if ever I saw one.
Thanks for stopping in.
Frances

Siani said...

Great shot - I hope you used a long lens, or were safely behind glass when you took it. Thanks for the visit. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Wow - what lens were you using? I sure wouldn't want to get too close, however messy and fascinating!

Kristin said...

Wow! This is an exciting messy!

Anonymous said...

Cool pic! What a neat opportunity you had to see other parts of the world!

Awesome!!

Leah @ www.homeschoolblogger.com/lifelongalaskan/

TiOheM said...

That's perfect for the theme. And the pic is great.

Expat Traveler said...

how beautiful, what a great capture.

Anonymous said...

Ok, that was a surpise! Yes, it is gross, but it's a part of life. Absolutely stunning shot!

Happy New Year!

Angela said...

Your messy photo definitely fits our theme for today. Your blog is very interesting.

Thanks for your visit today.

Anonymous said...

Is there a "bloody" theme in 2008? Because you got that one nailed as well...great photo!

Huey said...

Erm. The scene is a bit yucky but then again, it's really a great shot. :)

P. Ollig said...

Sounds like exactly the type of experience my wife and I are looking for. I'd love to discuss your impressions of Earthwatch sometime. Email me when you get a chance (pjollig@gmail.com).

Nice photo, by the way!

lissa said...

Not sure what to make of this image.

I do like your The City of Lights.....On Caffeine - abstract light shots - I did many of those myself and find I like the unexpected results.


Thanks for visiting my photohunt.

Carl said...

Messy and gruesome. Good job!

Penpusher said...

Wow, what an amazing shot! That is indeed messy. Now I need at least 3 hours before I could stomach in my breakfast :p

Thanks for visiting my site :)

Tokenhippygirl said...

Great photo and, yes, quite a mess.

Leah said...

Aww! Awesome capture. That must have been an experience.

Thanks for dropping by my photo hunt.

YTSL said...

What a picture! Had come across lionesses eating their prey -- and even witnessed an actual attack -- when on safari in the Serengeti back in 1996 but have never seen a group feasting away like in the photo you took!

ZJ said...

Great shot - looks like one of those Discovery or National Geographic photos!
Happy New Year.

A Simple Life said...

Great shot of messy, I'm impressed. Thanks for dropping by.

Wishing you and your family good health and a more fruitful 2008.

Liza said...

Messy indeed. Perfect entry for the theme.

Happy New Year!

maiylah said...

wow ... what an amazing shot! love your pictures!
would have loved to be shooting a similar scene, too! :)

thanks for the visit!
Happy New Year!
My PhotoHunt post

Jenty said...

Wow, that must've been an amazing experience!!
Stunning photo too!

Patrick Belardo said...

Reminds me of my family at a buffet line...

Mary said...

I came over from Julie Z's blog and glad I did. How in the world did you get that photo? LOL! I would have been running in the opposite direction, I think...

Your travels and lifestyle make me green with envy. Yes, nature is right under our noses but I dream of finding it in different places other than my back yard :o)

You have a wonderful blog!

Melinda P. said...

How long were you in Kenya? Did you work with the Kikuyus tribe? I hope the citizens are able to reach peace soon because it's frightening what the future might hold for the innocent. -Melinda P.

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