A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-By-Firelight

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Back to Botswana for photos

by firelight this week.

Our camp fire at…


LeKhubu Island.

At Moremi Camp.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: By-Firelight

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-December-Words

December Words


  I could not think of anything more…

sagacious . 

This one is the South African Pearlspotted Owl

if my memory and Google research are any good.

     Whether your focus is on the statue

or the wall behind, both are created by

humans but are…non-human      

 

       I have been told that this is not a very good

image, however, I think it

a great (decent??) portrayal,

in  abstract, of a spring downpour. 

The colour may not suit your walls but that

can be fixed with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

    

When we visited Pompeii…      I was expecting see some of

the more iconic remains. 

These plaster cast remains of

the population which lived in Pompeii

were the only ones on display.

 

Call me ghoulish if you wish…

however, in my youth I did want to be

an archaeologist. 

The link below will take you to a

Google search with images which

I had hoped to see of Pompeii’s remains.

Click here to see what I am referring to at Pompeii.

 

Our very own star…

…puts on some stellar performances

at either end of the day.

Here the sun is setting on Namibia

and Botswana’s Chobe River.

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Thursday’s Special: December-Words

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Week 114

Isolation

I have been wanting an excuse to use this series

of photos for just over three years.

Now, thanks to Patrick,

I can show anyone who has not been there…

how isolated one could feel at

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island…

which is situated in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

The Makgadikgadi Salt Pan is one of the

largest salt flats in the world.

The pan is all that remains of the formerly

enormous Lake Makgadikgadi which once

covered an area larger than Switzerland,

but dried up several thousand years ago.

Source: Wikipedia

It does not take long to explore this

island in the salt…

 

and just as I was thinking well that’s all there is….

the sun set among ancient baobab trees.

 

 Naturally it had to rise next morning.

And were in an ideal position to capture both events.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Isolation

Weekly Photo Challenge-Temporary

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Temporary

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My temporary photos are from Botswana.

With tent in hand our guide walked over and pointed out

what he claimed to be a hippopotamus track out of the

water…and then promptly dropped the tent

in the middle of the track.

We were next door neighbours and totally safe.

No self respecting hippo would come near us…

not with the nocturnal sounds emanating

from our fearless leader in the tent next door.

At Savuti Camp guide No. 2 is stalking a kudu

which wanted to follow its regular path to water.

The kudu is almost invisible (camouflaged)

over the guide’s left shoulder.

 The kudu did find the long way around our temporary camp.

Some of the bird life, particularly the Hornbills,

enjoyed some easy won food during our stay.

Finally, we enjoy some respite from the sun

during our lunch break.

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-November-Words

November Words

Two dormant pups.

       I think salubrious would be

a great adjective to describe

the Burj Al Arab.

       An earmarked rhinoceros.

       

Schönbrunn Palace was certainly owned by influential people of the era.

      A fun-loving… 

Red Headed Weaver from our

Botswana travels.

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Thursday’s Special: November-Words