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My hands were shaking so much when these…

… lost Painted Wild Dogs ventured into our camp

looking for their mates, that this was

the best photo I managed.

Their mates had been chasing a water-buck,

no more than 40 metres from our camp.

Apparently they hunt in pairs and in relay.

These two (there was a pair)

had arrived for the batten change

after the other runners had passed.

We had the thrill of seeing them so close.

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Lens-Artist-PC-My-Travels

 

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Apologies for the delay with my post,

it has been one of those weeks.

I was also procrastinating about how to approach this challenge

and eventually decided to post some images

from our two safaris in Africa, as I have

posted some of the BW shots on Gurushots

during the week for some fun.

All the hornbills have a stern look about them;

a bit like my Grade 2 teacher used to look. 

Like her they look stern but are fun to have around.

The African  Starling…a far prettier bird than our variety.

Thirsty elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Also still at a Delta camp this

Lilac Breasted Roller posed for us.

Back in South Africa two 6-8 week old lion cubs came

to within twenty-feet of our vehicle.

It was the quietest, but noisiest (cameras)

twenty minutes of our trip.

 

If you are wondering, mum was, she was about 50 metres away…

…no doubt relieved that her tail was no longer

the centre of their attention.

Why Africa? 

At the moment we are in the final stages

of organising another safari for 2020.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: My-Travels

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Pairs

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Pairs from Africa.

and from Kruger National PArk.

The Rhinos being the exception today.

We sighted these at the

Khama Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana.

This sanctuary has a twenty-four hour military guard

with a ‘shoot first ask questions later‘ brief.

Remarkable how cheeky young elephants are.

By far my favourite pair.

Nosy and Rosy at six weeks of age.

An unexpected game drive produced this sighting on

our last evening in South Africa in October 2013.

During September 2014 Limpy their mother was euthanized.

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Under a bridge…

…aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

Auckland Harbour Bridge.

 

Another New Zealand bridge we found.

Sunrise under Melbourne’s

West Gate Bridge

late August 2018.

A bridge in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. 

See the sign on the right?

Our guide obeyed the sign when we crossed.

😀

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Lens-Artist-PC-Reflections

 

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Commencing with a BW from a…

…wetland near Geelong.


One of my favourites from our

Rocky Mountaineer adventure this year.

 

 

Always thought this was a nice photo also. 

Our second morning in Botswana in 2014.

 

 

Closer to home again.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Reflections

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Reflections

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Reflections

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Reflections

 

FOWChallenge-Free

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I never thought the difference would be so obvious…

until I visited the Melbourne Zoo after…

 

seeing the same animals roaming free in

Botswana and Kruger National Park.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Free

FOWChallenge-Driver

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I posted this photo a few weeks ago. 

This photo was considered cute.

About three years later with Number 2 Son at the wheel

and Number 2 Son,  on the back, barely hanging on

with one little hand and waving at me with the other

as they bounced around a nearby paddock.   

They are still grumbling because I stopped them that day. 

And all I could see was a little boy who was going close

to being thrown off the back of the truck

and a driver who did not know he was

endangering his brother’s life.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Driver