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Peace of Mind

This image of an African child portrays Peace of mind and Contentment. What do you think?

#peace #contentment #joy #happiness

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Nature: Best Vacation

Nothing heals faster than Nature and this healing feeling is unexplainable. It’s something everyone should experience.

Most vacations should include moving away from hustle bustle and noisy streets of familiarity and town.

I can’t say what works for everyone but if you need inspiration or thinking space, I recommend travelling to the countryside, where serenity and Natural things abound.

I shot this video in hilly Ovim, my hometown. I’m so much in love with natural places and hope to spend more time in the countryside.

Have a beautiful weekend everyone.😊

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Africa Nature

The Spotted Hyena

I was awed the first time I saw this animal. That was during an excursion organised by my secondary school to Songhai Redemption Centre, near Owerri, Nigeria.

The spotted Hyena, (Crocuta crocuta) is Africa’s most common large carnivore. They have excellent night time vision and hearing and usually bear litters of two to four cubs. Cubs begin to eat meat from kills near the den at about 5 months, but they are suckled for as long as 12 to 18 months – an unusually long time for carnivores.

Hyena’s don’t roar like big cats but have a distinct laugh. They are reported to have the strongest jaw on earth. One bite from a Hyena can cause a big shock to its victim. Their major competitors are Lions and wild Dogs. While they compete for food and space, it’s common to see Hyena’s gang up on lonely Lionesses and wild Dogs gang up on Hyena’s. It’s like a game of thrones! Other big cats, Leopards and Cheetahs stand no chance with spotted Hyena’s.

Buffalo, zebra, antelope, wild boar and other animals make up their diets. Hyena’s can feed on all body parts; flesh, bones, hair, hooves, horns and vegetable matter. They are savage and can attack people and livestock. Yet the greatest predator to this animal is man.

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Image by African Wildlife Foundation.