Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

This week’s photo challenge is unusual.  When I was in Africa, I saw many animals and behaviors that struck me as odd.

When I think of giraffes eating, I picture them nibbling on leaves from the tops of trees.  However, they crave nutrients that can only be found by licking the soil.  Watching a giraffe lean over to lick the soil is humorous.

Here is a baboon sifting through poop looking for seeds.  The seeds grow on trees and the baboon can’t reach them.  Larger animals eat the seeds but don’t digest them.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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29 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

  1. Gilly Gee says:

    Happy as a monkey in poop!

  2. fgassette says:

    Your photos are perfect for the challenge. But my laughter isn’t unusual because everyone viewing your post will get a chuckle out of it. Thanks so much for brighting my day with a smile.


  3. Love the giraffe! Great shots!

  4. T.F.Walsh says:

    The giraffe one is very unusual… the pose looks painful… Oh no monkey don’t play with those…:)

  5. Ok, the baboon picking through the poop almost made me spit my cereal all over my iPad. That is hilarious!! I can’t wait to gross my kids out with that one this morning :).

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  7. lynnsbooks says:

    I just literally lol’ed at your giraffe pic – so funny and a great shot.

  8. The Hook says:

    I imagine all that time in the hot sun tends to fry the brain…

  9. marieltan says:

    I love the giraffe picture. I want to explore the world like you!

  10. Ipodman says:

    Wow! I didn’t even know giraffes did that o.O

  11. buddhafulkat says:

    I had no idea that giraffes had to lick the ground for nutrients. How neat – the giraffe looks like he’s doing yoga stretches.

  12. Jox says:

    The giraffe caught my attention. Hilarious!

  13. I never realized giraffes do that. Very amusing. The monkey and the poop… yuck.

  14. Carl V. says:

    The giraffe looks like its doing exercises. Wish I was that limber. 🙂

  15. Fergiemoto says:

    Perfect, and great photos! The giraffe looks so awkward and clumsy, but probably is perfectly natural for them. The baboon…oh dear…but I have seen dogs go through other creature’s waste as well.

  16. Robyn says:

    I love these photos. The baboon one is funny!

  17. Northern Narratives says:

    Amazing giraffe 🙂

  18. Jo Bryant says:

    funny !!!
    the giraffe looks like it doing a bow at the end of a performance…and well baboons are just odd any way you look at it

  19. niasunset says:

    The giraffe seems making pilates 🙂 These are amazing photographs. Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia

  20. Jackie Cangro says:

    I want to say, “Aww,” about the giraffe photo and “Eww,” about the baboon photo. 🙂

  21. Subhan Zein says:

    Why there’s only one “Like” button here? I need nine more! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  22. annie says:

    The picture of the giraffe is great. I give it credit for looking classy while bending over.

  23. Brilliant – that giraffe looks like it is doing yoga!

  24. lol LOVE the giraffe, nice shot!

  25. fivereflections says:

    Nice shot

  26. Food in abundance – in the most unusual of places indeed.

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