We do get cyclones in the tropics,

that is, Queensland…

however, in Victoria we see little more

than this whirlwind…

we sighted on the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans,

in Botswana

Like this one, ours last only a few minutes also.


Weekly Weather: Tornado

Weekly Weather




After sunrise at…

Lekhubu Island in Botswana…

e breakfasted and were soon our way…


heading north-ish along these super highways

of the Kalahari…


 for the Okavango Delta region.


 Every now and again we would stop for a break

to stretch our legs and marvel

at a landscape so different to ours.


This was Africa…

as depicted in many photos and movies…

and we loved it


Then it was back on the road again…

past small  villages  until we reached

a main road (bitumen/black top)

leading to Maun.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Off-the-Beaten-Track


One Word Photo Challenge-Journey






Whenever we…
have travelled…

across international borders…

a passport has been required.

However, if you are an…

African elephant…

 all you need do is find that shallow part of the river…

and you can walk from Botswana to Namibia

to complete your journey.


It can become a bit of a hazard…

if your legs are short.

These photos are a compilation…

of two river crossing we sighted…

while in Botswana.

It was interesting to watch the leader…

change course in mid stream and I can only assume

it/they were following the shallowest path.

Equally amazing…

was watching the older elephants…

take care of the very little in the family…

ensuring they also had a safe crossing.


 One Word Photo Challenge: Journey


Weekly Photo Challenge-Waiting



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



We sighted this pied kingfisher, I think…

in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region.


He waited.  

I waited.


He waited.

I waited.

He waited.

I waited.

The above shots are contiguous shots.

Even after jumping 25 shots he is only looking.


 Then, wham!

Waiting over!

It’s breakfast time.

 The photos are not as crisp as I would have liked.

This part of the reason.

First shot straight out of the camera.

Severe cropping.



One Word Photo Challenge-Island






My island in the sun is Lekhubu Island… in Botswana’s

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, 

on the North Eastern edge of the

Kalahari Desert.

Once surrounded by water,this island is now covered with…

ancient baobab trees.

What Lekhubu Island lacked in facilities…

it made up for with these ancient trees…

 which provided a wonderful frame

for our sunset…

and sunrise.


 One Word Photo Challenge: Island


Black and White Tuesday17-2908


Black and White Tuesday


Lekhubu Island…whether in…


or black and white…

is still…

an interesting place to spend a night.

 Even if only for the sunset…




Colour version in OWPC



Hope you enjoyed.