Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Two

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Starting where I finished last week…with eagles.

Australian Wedge Tail Eagles, nesting.

African Fish Eagles.

The Fish Eagle has a beautiful call,

especially nearing dusk when sound carries.

Males usually have wingspans around 2 m (6.6 ft),

while the female’s wingspan at 2.4 m (7.9 ft) is nearly

the same as the Wedge Tail Eagle.

Click here for YouTube Fish Eagle call

I have have posted this photo so often that I am

beginning to think it’s nearly time that the Illy coffee chain

offer to sponsor my blog and give these girls a pay rise.

Happy memories from Amsterdam.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Nourish

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The three main things a Labrador requires are...

…nourishment, being nourished…

 

…usually followed by more nourishment.

 

 

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Word of the Day Challenge: Nourish

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Equal

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Equal usually refers to to two things being the same,

which a Kelpie and a Labrador are not.

However, it is often

not the size of the dog in the fight,

rather

the size of the fight in the dog

which equalises them…usually.

 

 

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Word of the Day Challenge: Equal

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk192-Eyes

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Today quick trip across

the Indian Ocean to Africa,

for some bird’s eyes..

Where we met several varieties of Hornbill.

All have piercing eyes, but are actually quite friendly

and have some funny ways about them.

Above is the Yellow Billed Hornbill.

The ground hornbill’s main point of interest

is its eyes.

I manage to capture this shot at

a rehabilitation centre.

This is the only photo I have in the wild.

These specimens are not very attractive in my opinion.

 

 

The Red Billed Hornbill.

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Paths

 

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South Africa 2013 at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

which is now part of

Greater Kruger National Park.

Nearly every game drive

saw us leaving a recognised road…

 

 in preference for a look down

a path or track like this.

 

Sometimes we would also crossing a dry water course.

Or passing a track that looked bare,

however, it was not wise to blink…

because that was when the locals moved.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Path

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Daddy

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daddy of them all

The biggest, oldest, most impressive,
or most respected person or thing of a certain kind.

Possibly it is not correct to call this elephant

the big daddy of the family…

…even though it is the largest and most respected of the family.

Why?

Because elephants run in matriarchal families

Male elephants stay with the family unit until

they reach 13-14 years of age, when puberty sets in.

 When they leave they either roam alone or find some

other males and may form a bachelor herd.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Daddy

Tuesday-PC-Wk164-Road

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Since 2013 we have travelled sorts of roads.

Dirt tracks upon which a pride of lions rested.

Then a road which was not much more

than wheel tracks across Sua Pan,

one of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana.

The Sua Pan (or Sowa Pan) is a large natural topographic depression

within the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

The Makgadikgadi Pans were once a lake which

was larger in area than Switzerland.

It dried up several thousand years ago

(Source: Wikipedia)

Could we call this a water road, in Venice?

 

An extraordinary trip across to France and return via Eurostar.

Extraordinary because I was ‘talking’ to MGW’s cousin

via Facebook while under the Channel.

 

Last year another Railroad ride on

The Rocky Mountaineer.

Two days of travel through glorious scenery

with first class comfort and service

back to Vancouver.

 

 

I’m probably stretching it a bit to call

the Peak2Peak gondola ride at Whistler a road.

However, it was the only way we could

access the mountain top.

Finally, there had to be a road of some sort

leading up onto the Athabasca Glacier

when we visited the Columbia Ice-field.

I doubt if we will ever get to ride in

one of these machines again.

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