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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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge: Mirror-Images-Reflections

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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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Weekly-Weather-Flood

Living in a reasonably elevated area the closest…

we get to a flood is a few inches of

running water after heavy rain.

Last winter we had a day or two of such rain

and found this resulting ‘flooded’ front yard

and drain in full flow a few days later.

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Weekly Weather: Flood

Weekly Weather

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I have been on the receiving end of a dog

suddenly woken from its slumber.Now only done to dogs I know very well.

 


I would be more than circumspect in wakening

‘The King’ from his slumbers.


But there is no way on earth I would wake the man

who  drove all day minus a map, or GPS,

and had to drive us on further tomorrow,

from his slumber.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Slumber

Weekly Photo Challenge-Prolific

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Prolific

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The first thing which came to mind were cockatoos.

They often descend on our front or back yards

and proceed to dig it up in search of sustenance. 

 

 Not that any of them appear under-nourished. 

At least this variety, the Corella,

does not appear to be as noisy as its

cousin the Sulphur Crest.

Down under these are fairly prolific also.

I think we used to have more sheep than any other country,

however, Google tells me that China now has that honour.

Finally, one of our most memorable game drives in Botswana.

 We drove for five or six kilometres with a constant wall

of elephants progressing right to left.

The bumps on the horizon are also elephants.

Our guides estimated there were at least 1,000 elephants

in this sighting alone.

Truly a magnificent experience.

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