It’s fair to say that point-n-shoot compact cameras are good, but they’re not completely idiot proof.  As I discovered on my recent trip to South Africa.

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Thankfully, not *all* of my photos of the Rhino & Lion Park near Johannesburg were quite so, well, frigging useless.

One person I showed these to commented that it’s a shame that you can see the wire fences in some of them, and speaking as someone who was standing about 7 feet away from a huge muscular predator – I didn’t find the fences in the slightest bit offputting.  In hindsight it’s only a shame I didn’t take a more “contexty” shot of the fences to illustrate just how token they actually were.