Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk237-Transition

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transition

the process or a period of changing
from one state or condition to another.

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My guess is…

…young adult, teenager and toddler…

…all being herded by Mum.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk237 – Transition

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

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-National-Parks

 

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A view of features of some of

the National Parks visited

during the past few years.

Denali National Park, Alaska.

After spending eight hours in a cramped bus

we finally managed some clear captures

on our way to Fairbanks the next day

of a clear, though distant, Mt Denali.

Our first sighting of a lion pride in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa

Our first and only leopard sighting in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa

Our first evening and sunset in

Chobe National Park, Botswana.

This sun was setting on Namibia,

just across the Chobe River.

We never can see another country

while standing in Australia.

Even the northern tip of Cape York is 150km

from New Guinea’s southern coast and there is

no place on Cape York high enough

to see New Guinea.

Much closer to home is the

Port Campbell National Park.

The home of the Twelve Apostles

and many other places well worth visiting.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   National-Parks