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

 

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

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Goose

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Dwarf Mongoose

Maybe stretching Goose a bit…here!  🙂

Captured at Balule Reserve,

Sausage Tree Safari Camp,

part of

Greater Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

 

Egyptian Geese are from 63 to 73 cm in height

and they can weigh from 1.5 to 2.3 kg.

The wingspan measures 38 cm, on average.

 

These images were captured in

Botswana’s

Chobe National Park.

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My last images, of a Cape Barren Goose,

were captured at Serendip Sanctuary,

on the outskirts of Geelong.

Cape Barren Geese are native to

the south-eastern coast of Australia

south-eastern Victoria and 

the southern coast of Western Australia. 

However my first sighting of these birds

was at the Toronto Zoo in 1976.

While I had never seen a live specimen,

I was able to answer the question,

What are they?

with a reasonable degree of confidence.

An adult Cape Barren goose is 75 to 100 cm (30 to 39 in) long,
weighs 3 to 7 kg (6.6 to 15.4 lb) and
has a 150 to 190 cm (59 to 75 in) wingspan;
males are somewhat larger than females.
This bird feeds by grazing and rarely swims.
(Source: Wikipedia)

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Lens-Artist-PC-96-Cropping

 

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I have a dislike for…

…spiders.

 

However, I think this is creepier

and it was in our garden.

Crimson Breasted Shrike,

before…

…and after cropping.

 

 

A Kruger National Park

Zebra…..before

….and after cropping and editing.

 

Finally…

Straight out of camera…

 

 

First crop.

I  estimated that horn to be

around three feet in length.

 

 

 

Second crop.

This rhino (and its mates) have

a 24/7 military guard.

The guards have orders to

shoot first and asked questions later.

We did not test the veracity

of this statement!

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Cropping

 

 

Lens-Artist-PC-95-All-Wet

 

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Hippopotamus.

 

 

A Pied Kingfisher’s version…

…washing before eating.

 

Elephants crossing the Chobe River to Namibia

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   All-Wet

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   All-Wet

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   All-Wet

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    All-Wet

 

 

Tuesday-PC-Wk183-Sunset

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Mostly Geelong sunsets with

a few others variety.

Sunset over Namibia,

Chobe River,

Botswana, 2014.

Geelong sunset.

Our first sunset for 2019.

Geelong sunset.

Geelong sunset.

Alaskan sunset, 2018

Alaskan sunset, 2018.

From memory the Alaskan sunsets

were taken around midnight.

South African sunset, 2013

Sunset from the Sky Tower

Auckland

New Zealand

Geelong sunset

Point Lonsdale Pier

and Lighthouse

at sunset.

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SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Layers

 

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Along Victoria’s South West Coastline

stand the Twelve Apostles.

Made from soft limestone these cliff faces…

clearly show each layer of the stone…

 

 

…as it was formed.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   Layers