SundayStills: Potluck – The Big 5

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I’m not so sure about ‘Pot luck’, but I was lucky enough to spot all the Big 5 in my recent trip to East Africa. Big Five is a very common term used in most tourist and wildlife guides that discuss African wildlife safaris/game drives.

Lion ~ The Majestic

African Elephant ~ The Gigantic

Cape Buffalo ~ The Notorious

Leopard ~ The Elusive

Black rhinoceros ~ The Muscular 

The term Big Five was given by the hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. The Big Five were chosen for the difficulty in hunting them and the degree of danger involved, rather than their size. The collection consists of the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros.

Share your thoughts!!


  1. wordsfallfrommyeyes

    An elephant is easy though isn’t it, because it can’t run fast? Although herds of elephants running toward me would FREAK ME OUT. I’d run the other way.

  2. Sofia Alves

    Fantastic stuff! You’re such a amazing photographer 🙂

  3. Ed

    Spectacular shots!!!!! The Leopard is my fave followed by the Black Rhino..:-))

  4. dibear

    I’m sending you a Hi Five for the Big 5, beautiful pictures as always. I can’t pick a favorite. 🙂

  5. thecrazysheeplady

    Fabulous Five (PICTURES, not for hunting ;-). These are wonderful.

  6. Jake

    Great pictures!!!!

  7. Shirley

    Wow! Great subjects. I sure wouldn’t want to mess with that Cape Buffalo.

  8. Janice

    Excellent shots.

  9. danardoyle

    I love how you can see the definition of every wrinkle on that elephant! You must have had a wonderful trip!

  10. Chloe [Photographer]

    LOVE the elephant photo, is gorgeous, i adore elephants <3 such beautiful creatures

  11. Mari

    Gorgeous! I’d love to see them. The elephant one is fantastic.

  12. Just Ramblin' Pier

    Love these photos! Amazing for the quality and the content. : )

  13. Brenda

    These photos remind me of the Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom tv show. The shots are spectacular. I just saw a show about Leopards and you are very lucky to have seen one. Amazing photography! I only hope some day that I can take photos like these.

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