Cee-BW-Challenge-Horns

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Horns from all over.

hereford cattle have horns.  However, PollHerefords do not have horns.

Similarly Poll Dorset sheep, in this case a ram,

do not have horns.

In both cattle and sheep horns have

been breed off the original livestock to

facilitate better animal husbandry practices.

Riverboat horn.

Trumpets…also called horn.

Do Giraffes have horns? 

Google states that a best guess is that

giraffe’s “horns” were originally

support structures for their antlers.

 

 

…for their antlers.   

Sockets that supported

the large racks which deer find so handy

during mating season in their tests

of strength and dominance.

Source: Google Search

 

 

Finally, a highly sort after horn, by some cultures.

Made of similar material which forms our fingernails,

it’s hard to see why rhino horn is valued.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Horns

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FOWChallenge-Odd

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odd

different to what is usual or expected; strange.
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Two dogs three kennels?

That’s odd!

This tree branch looked like a serpent to me.

Truly odd!

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Odd

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Made-of-Wood

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Wood from all over.

Botswana carving.

Grouse Mountain,

Vancouver,

Canada

Horsham Botanic Gardens Statue.

 

 

Buninyong mining statue

 

 

Chessboard knight…or just a clever carving.

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Cee’s Black & White Challeng:  Made-of-Wood

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Word-of-Day-Proboscis

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proboscis

the nose of a mammal, especially when
it is long and mobile such as the trunk of an elephant
or the snout of a tapir

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I think I would drown if I tried to use mine for drinking.

This youngster was practicing its get lost look.

 Either that or waving goodbye.

One of our party was very keen to site an aardvark.

This was the best our guide could do .

Aardvarks are said to have a snout.

Snout is a synonym of proboscis.

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One-Word-Sunday-Bridge

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Misery Creek Bridge.

 A Few years ago a falling tree bought more misery

to what remained of Misery Creek Bridge.

 

 

Sydney’s…

…Harbour Bridge.

 

 

In Botswana we came across

new bridge sporting this sign…

 

We walked slowly across this bridge only stopping

to admire the old bridge just visible on the left.

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne.

 

 

Sunrise under Melbourne’s

West Gate Bridge.

Evan Walker Pedestrian Bridge

over

Melbourne’s Yarra River

Finally, a bridge to nowhere.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Bridge

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Mountains-Valleys-Nature-Landscapes

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Drakensberg Mountains,

South Africa.

 

The Grampians…the southern end of

Australia’s Great Dividing Range

Two views of…

…Geelong’s

Moorabool Valley.

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After our night at

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island

we headed off to

Maun and the Okavango Delta…

…through the North-East

Kalahari Desert landscape.

 

The almost bare open landscape was…

…interspersed with several

Kalahari Bushmen Villages.

 

Salt Pans on the horizon

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Yellow

Lens-Artist-PC-109-Under-the-Sun

 

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Mostly under African sun today.

Soon to be a setting sun over Namibia…

…and Botswana’s Chobe River.

Waiting on Chobe River for

sundown over Namibia.

Nearing sundown in

Greater Kruger National Park

 

Under Geelong Winter Sun.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Under-the-Sun

 

FriendlyFriday-Shadows

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Kalahari Scrub Robin

and shadow.

 


Winter shadows on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The MCG was the site of the 1956 Olympics,

the 2006 Games

and countless Cricket and (AFL) Football Matches.

 

Shadows at Pisa.

Summer Shadows in…


 

…Bourke Street,

Melbourne.

 

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FriendlyFriday:  Shadows

Amanda                       Sandi

Cee-BW-Challenge-Backs

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Elephant’s ear.

 

A copy of Statue of David

Sun bakers.

 

 

Our guide calls this the w/hole of Africa.   🙂

 

 

Red Rump Parrot.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Backs

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One-Word-Sunday-Pair

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Africa provided my pairs for this post.

Burchell’s Zebra,

sighted in Kruger National Park.

 

 

 Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill

 

 

Pair of elephants

 

 

A pair of Fish Eagles in Botswana.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Pair