Travel Photo of the Day (May 3)

When I first saw this family in Cape Town, South Africa I thought they were statues.  But I promise that they aren’t.  I don’t know what kind they are, but I think they are beautiful.

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 ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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33 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (May 3)

  1. Robyn says:

    Aww, they’re so cute. Great photo!

  2. Dounia says:

    Wow, the mom (or dad!) really does look like a statue! They are beautiful though, and those little ones are adorable!

  3. bocafrau says:

    So adorable. They look like the geese we have in our neighborhood. But I don’t know what they are called either.

  4. bocafrau says:

    So adorable. These look like geese we have in our neighborhood. But I don’t know what they are called either.

    • TBM says:

      I am horrible at remembering names of birds. I need to get better, or at least buy some bird books so I can figure it out.

  5. lynnsbooks says:

    OMG – the cuteness! We went for a walk last weekend down the canal and saw some lovely baby ducklings! – One (only one) was literally canary yellow – I wish I had a photo of that.
    Lynn 😀

  6. Northern Narratives says:

    They are cute 🙂

  7. scrapydo says:

    Beautiful! In Afrikaans it is a “kolgans” or Egyptian Goose

  8. orples says:

    Mom’s markings are extremely unusual; different any duck I’ve ever seen. And her babies are just precious… how could they not be? They are babies. 😉 So cute!

    • TBM says:

      I was fascinated by the mother. She is so striking and regal. And yes, all babies are cute…they just can’t help it.

  9. Fergiemoto says:

    Awww…What an adorable family! The fluffy little ones are so cute!

  10. scrapydo says:

    Reblogged this on scrapydo and commented:
    I could not resist reblogging this proud mother with her babies (Egyptian Geese – Kolgans in Afrikaans)

  11. IsobelandCat says:

    She does look like a sculpture, doesn’t she.

  12. Valentina says:

    I see lot of them in the park where I exercise. Beautiful creatures.

  13. Cape Town 😀 Was this at Kirstenbosch Gardens by any chance? I saw little chicks like this there last year.

  14. Gosh the baby ducks are cute! Their mom is unusual but beautiful.

    I used to see a lot of grown up ducks near my workplace. The past few weeks I have been seeing a bunch of baby ducks swimming or preening themselves, apparently unsupervised. Usually baby ducks (or any other baby animals) always stay close to mom. But these babies stand separately from the adults. They look healthy, well fed and in no way distressed. Wonder what’s going on.

  15. zelmare says:

    Aw, they are so sweet! 🙂

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