Photobombed………by an Egyptian Mongoose!

I was out again today to watch the Volta ao Algarve, this time on Foia (Algarve’s highest mountain). As the route was coming around the back of the mountain before looping and then climbing, I decided to first go to a quiet spot where I could get a shot of the peloton swooping around a hairpin.

So, I climbed up a rocky ledge and started to take some test shots when something caught my eye. I looked up and just saw something disappear into the bushes.

On checking my test shot I noticed I’d been photobombed by an Egyptian Mongoose! They are quite common in the Algarve, but not seen too often.

Here is the test shot;

What’s that in the road?

Here is a tight crop on the Mongoose.

Mongoose!

Algarve Serra Sunset

As the sun was starting to drop in the sky this afternoon, there was a slight haze appearing in the cloudless sky.

I had a hunch that this would be the start of a typical stunning Algarve sunset, so I headed for the hills.

I settled on top of a ridge with Monchique and Foia in the distance and waited for the sky to light up.

It didn’t disappoint!

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Algarve Serra Sunset - D810, AF-S 24-70 f/2.8E @ 24mm, f/16, ISO64, 1/6sec - {Flickr Link}

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