Noeleen and Christine Riordan travel to
Africa to visit their Grandma
Noeleen rests while travelling through South Africa to visit her Grandmother
Noeleen spots this Secretary Bird swooping on tasty poisonous snake.
It will kill the snake with powerful kicks while protecting itself by folding its wings forward
Noeleen spots a young giraffe
This toothless senior citizen is not able to effectively hunt any more - see his ribs and lower jaw
Christine learns to drive in South Africa. It is 45C. The steering wheel is on the right hand side.
Christine nervously scans for wild animals
Christine spots an elephant approaching her car
It is a mistake to carry citrus in a vehicle when there are elephant around.
Christine explores an elephant path through the dense bush.
Elephant herds create these paths.
Christine finds a sun-bleached elephant scull
Christine finds that elephant appear suddenly
Noeleen scans for wild animals.
Perhaps she does not realize that elephant are close by.
Christine spots this pregnant rhino
Christine rests while looking for wild animals
Christine rests on a giant anthill
Noeleen accelerates away rather rapidly as this cranky old male rhino charges her car
An elephant herd foraging in this grassland
Driving through a swarm of locusts
A rather large locust looks through the windshield at Noeleen
Hot day + cool water + huge waves = fun for Noeleen
Christine anticipates that this huge wave is about to wash her off these rocks into the wild pool below
Christine enjoys being washed around in this wild pool on the Indian Ocean
and of course Noeleen visits her Grandma. Her Grandma's name is Kathleen Ethel Riordan.
All photographs copyright of Denis Riordan