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Islands.   

My first thoughts were of Australia

because of its status as the island continent. 

New Zealand was a fast finishing second

because we visited in 2018.However, I opted for Lekhubu Island which is located

somewhere in the Sua (or Sowa) Salt Pan

in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana’s

Kalahari Desert.  

Lekhubu Island has two main features.   

First, it rises above the surrounding salt pans by a few metres. 

Second, is its Baobab trees


 And possibly third, it appeared to have

a clear horizon for 360 degrees.

Several photos have been roughly stitched together

to form this panoramic shot of

our drive into Lekhubu Island.

 

 

 

The salt pans dried up several thousand years ago.

Back then the scene may have looked a bit like this.

However, according to Google there is still water

in these pans during the summer wet  season.

We visited in September.

The drive over the pan lasted several hours.

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I know I have posted this image many times

and also because only the church remains, now.

It appears that a car yard is

being built around the church.

It still remains one of favourites.

Today I have included this shot of the of the roof,

and only just noticed (at 2330) the blue sky.

 

Baobab Tree, in Botswana.

Kalahari Scrub Robin, in Botswana,

at Lekhubu Island.

Finally, a shadow at Gibson Steps,

near The Twelve Apostles.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:   Shadows

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Some outdoor scenes

from Botswana.

Sunset at Lekhubu Island.

 

Our campsite at Lekhubu Island.

 

 

 

During a game drive from one of our Okavango Delta camps

we came across these elephants.

Our guides estimated we sighted

over 1,000 elephants that day.

Simply fascinating.

Our flight over The Okavango Delta…

…was equally as fascinating…

 

 

…as our game drives.

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Many moons ago John Denver sang of

the serenity of a clear blue mountain lake’

in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

The only thing in common with those lyrics

and this image is the word serenity.

However, I like this  image/scene and

I love Rocky Mountain High and of have

An Evening with John Denver

playing while I am blogging.

 

 

A Corio Bay sunrise a few years ago.

 

The serenity of a Botswana sunset…

…and sunrise.

Finally, a blue hour image of Geelong’s

Western Beach area.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Serenity

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Serenity

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Serenity

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Serenity

 

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African threes this week.

The Matriarch

 

A road block…and two sets of threes

Zebras really know how to posse for tourists.

 

Three mongoose, or should that be mongeese?

On watch.

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spicy

exciting or entertaining, especially through being mildly indecent

 

I guess ‘spicy’...

…would be an apt way of describing the decor

of the ladies and gents facilities at an Austrian restaurant.

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