One Word Photo Challenge-Rhinoceros

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My rhinoceros photos are not zoo pics…

They were taken in a Sanctuary in Africa which is

guarded twenty-four hours a day,

365 days each year.

Signs of poaching a dealt with on a

shoot first ask questions later‘ basis.

 

It would be ice to think that if this

beautiful specimen has gone to rhino heaven

that passing was of natural causes

and not due to a poacher.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Rhinoceros

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Although Cee is still on a break

I decided to post a BW this week anyway.

Baobabs don’t grow near water…at least

not the baobabs I have photographed.

However, Photoshop does not know this fun fact.

A bona fide reflection from August 2017.

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Fandango’s-One-Word-Challenge-Wise

My first thoughts for ‘wise’ was African owls.

An evening game drive produced this sight.

I’m sure it’s wondering what we were doing.

The Scops Owl.

The Pearl Spotted Owl.

All sighted in Kruger, or Greater National Park

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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A variety of windows, both old and new

Looking out to the street through

the inner stain glass windows.

It was through these doors/windows

that a hail storm blew in

with hail stones landing twenty feet

inside these doors.

Views of the Swan River Bank in Perth, Western Australia.

There was a housing complex similar to this which,

we were told, belong to one family only.

Another Swan River scene.

Number 2 Son had the camera this day as we drove

around our second tree plantation.

 Same paddock a couple of weeks ago.

Only this time trees have been harvested and poisoned

in preparation for planting new tube stock.

I nearly took a selfie as our Georgian (USA) born

Plantation Manager acted as chauffeur.

Finally, this photo is tagged as God’s Window

which we visited while in South Africa.

Stunning views as is befitting such a window.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Looking-through-a-Window

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Unlikely

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Unlikely

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Beginning with the worst of my photos this week.This Kingfisher hovered relentlessly…

Before splashing down into the

Okavango Delta waters for its lunch.

There are many images of this

white crowned shrike

sitting, flying or landing,

on the Internet.

 

However, I could not find one with the bird balanced

as precariously as this as it took to flight.

 

This African Harrier Hawk seemed to be checking

his feet were not attached to its perch…


before launching into flight.

While the above photos were unlikely occurrences

to capture they were the result

of holding down the shutter button in anticipation.


This last photo is much closer to home. 

Our back yard in fact about two weeks ago. 

I have never seen a bird of prey

kill another bird before.

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