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There seems to be an element of risk

in everyday living these days.

However, it is not every day that one gets…

to pat a cheetah…

…although she sowed some sign

of not being happy with one traveller.

Standing under a 6 ton 30-year-old elephant

has some risk involved.

The Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

Peak2Peak Gondola Ride

has travellers sailing at a minimum

of 1,400 feet above ground

with only a piece of wire holding things together.

Admittedly a rather larger piece of wire.

 

The riskiest part of any flight

is take off and landing.

 

 

And flying over Alaska’s wilds

one always hopes the risk of

engine failure is minimal.

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African tracks.

Most of the time our track travelled was empty.


Other times it was blocked momentarily.

 


Then there were these tracks.

Just a reminder that Australia was not

the only country with snakes.

I preferred these tracks.

Elephant footprint I think.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Track

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Photos from all over.

LIft off at the Maun Airport in Botswana

for our late afternoon flight

over the Okavango Delta.

 

 

Many of our train carriages have

a ‘Made in Victoria’ stencil on the windows,

which has produced a nice shadow

for this image.

 

 

Recently I had a disappointing visit to

Lake Burrumbeet

Probably the wrong time of year

and not much water in it.

 

The highlight of my Lake Burrumbeet visit

was spotting this wallabies head directly

in front of my car.

Not a great shot but best in the time I had,

of it bounding through the

shadows of lakeside trees.

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During my working life I have come into contact

with many (sheep dog) pups…all of which

have a cute factor about them.

Candi did not take long to settle into

Number 2 Son’s arms.

He may have had a head start as

she was a Christmas or birthday gift

from him and daughter-in-law to me.

I have never seen an ugly Labrador

at this stage of its life.

Taji still loves to be handled and

given some rough play.

 

However……

I think my all time favourite ‘cutes’ are

the several hundred photos I have

of ‘Nosy’ and ‘Rosy’ and Mum Limpy

on our last night in Africa 2013.

At 6-8 weeks old what more would a cub do

but munch on elephant dung

while watching tourists.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Cute

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A quick catch up post.

One of the half decent

Wedge Tailed Eagle shots

I have.

 

Next two from our…

2013 African Safari.

The following year we watched as

Southern Masked Weavers

made nests in a tree in a

Botswana shopping centre car park.

The male builds the nest.

The female inspects it and pulls it apart

if it’s not up to her standard.

Male starts all over again.

Hmmmmmmmm!!!!

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Wings

FOWChallenge-Corpse

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Depending on which definition/dictionary you read,

a corpse is primarily that of a human and not animal. 

However some definitions contain both human and animal. 

Not having many photos of animal corpses

and none of a human corpse, 

I have opted for the animal variety.

Part of an elephant skeleton

judging by its size and teeth.

Not all that difficult to find skeletal remains

scattered around the African countryside.

And I think that mound in the water

was a recently alive hippopotamus.

I was more interested getting past it

than taking a close look.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Corpse