Clouds reflect the setting sun’s rays.
Melbourne window reflections
Shadows on a church
Baobab in partial shadow
Heavy shadow on the road
Late afternoon lift off on our flight
over the Okavango Delta
From the air, it is easy to see how…
…the Okavango River meanders its way
through the Okavango Delta
Lilac Breasted Roller
The sun appears to be
emerging from the earth or sea,
depending on one’s location,
as it rises each morning.
One look at me and these dwarf mongoose
scurried into their anthill home.
Every now and again some would
pop their heads out to see if I was still there.
After half an hour of waiting for them
to emerge from the safety of home,
with declining results, I decided to stop wasting
my time, and have a good look at the anthill.
Lo! And behold they had an escape route planned
long before I came along.
Mongoose -1 Tourist – 0
On our last morning in Africa (2013),
I woke earlier than usual
to the sound of breaking branches.
After my eyes became used to the light,
or to the lack thereof,
an elephant emerged out of the gloom,
no doubt on its way to the
Sausage Tree Safari Camp
We all thought this new bridge
was too rickety
and too narrow to cross.
Then we noticed its predecessor…
A visiting hyena seeking a handout at
Just to give you an idea of how close we were the
The focal length was 78mm on a 55-300mm lens.
fork in the road
A late entry to Fork in the Road post.
Forks in the Okavango Delta waterways.
The first time I saw this sight it was twilight.
I opened our front door and spied
what appeared to be a large spider
crawling up the outside of our door,
which was now inside our house.
My attempt at brushing one large spider
outside created another 20 (at least)
mini spiders crawling around my feet.
It was not until I sighted his spider that
I realised what had happened
that twilight night.
I will never forget my next two
weird and wonderful experiences.
The morning we left South Africa in 2013,
I was awoken, at 0500, by sounds of timber breaking
outside our Sausage Tree Safari Camp tent.
In the gloom, I spied an elephant making
it’s way to the waterhole, I presume.
The fence in the foreground was keeping us apart.
A similar experience occurred in
Botswana’s Okavango Delta in 2014.
However, the was no fence to keep
wildlife and tourists apart.
We were sharing the same camping ground.
To make matters more interesting,
the following night we had just turned in
for the night when a passing lion let out a roar
which not only quietened all other wildlife
but made the MGM lion sound like a kitten.
We found a huge footprint in the sand
the following morning.
It was 20-30 metres from our campsite,
however, the shower block was
another 20-30 metres further on.
Parrot at Ballyang Sanctuary.
Lilac Breasted Roller
Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Also plentiful in South Africa’s
Kruger National Park.