Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Bridges

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Bridges from all over.

Bridge over Rocky Mountaineer railway.

Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Auckland Harbour Bridge,

by day…

 

…and by night.

The remnants of Misery Creek Bridge.

Was in one piece until

the background tree fell on it.

A new bridge in Botswana’s

Okavango Delta.

One of my all time favourite bridges

from my school days.

The Bridge of Sighs.

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.

West Gate again.

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Photos from all over.

LIft off at the Maun Airport in Botswana

for our late afternoon flight

over the Okavango Delta.

 

 

Many of our train carriages have

a ‘Made in Victoria’ stencil on the windows,

which has produced a nice shadow

for this image.

 

 

Recently I had a disappointing visit to

Lake Burrumbeet

Probably the wrong time of year

and not much water in it.

 

The highlight of my Lake Burrumbeet visit

was spotting this wallabies head directly

in front of my car.

Not a great shot but best in the time I had,

of it bounding through the

shadows of lakeside trees.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Shadows

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Shadows from Geelong and Botswana.

A few years ago I stopped to take photos of this church

not realising it was covered by

the shadow from a nearby tree.

Unfortunately the tree is no longer.

I think the church survives.

 

Over in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

both elephants and trees…

…cast long shadows…

…in the late afternoon sun.

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An early morning shadow from the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and

Lekhubu Island’s…

flighty Kalahari Scrub Robin

At the other end of the day we begin our flight over

the Okavango Delta

at the Maun Airport.

In late afternoon both elephants and trees

cast long shadows.

 

 

Finally, a home grown shadow.

Possibly the first time I photographed a shadow. 

Sadly the tree is no longer. 

I thought the church had disappeared also.

However, Google of February 2018 says differently. 

Twelve months is a long time though.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Shadows

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Shadows

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Shadows

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Shadows

 

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A change from pets today.

 African provided us with many pairs.

First, a pair of zebra.

 

This pair of yellow hornbills welcomed us

and inspected our vehicle

as park entry was being organised.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Pair

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My hands were shaking so much when these…

… lost Painted Wild Dogs ventured into our camp

looking for their mates, that this was

the best photo I managed.

Their mates had been chasing a water-buck,

no more than 40 metres from our camp.

Apparently they hunt in pairs and in relay.

These two (there was a pair)

had arrived for the batten change

after the other runners had passed.

We had the thrill of seeing them so close.

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Apologies for the delay with my post,

it has been one of those weeks.

I was also procrastinating about how to approach this challenge

and eventually decided to post some images

from our two safaris in Africa, as I have

posted some of the BW shots on Gurushots

during the week for some fun.

All the hornbills have a stern look about them;

a bit like my Grade 2 teacher used to look. 

Like her they look stern but are fun to have around.

The African  Starling…a far prettier bird than our variety.

Thirsty elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Also still at a Delta camp this

Lilac Breasted Roller posed for us.

Back in South Africa two 6-8 week old lion cubs came

to within twenty-feet of our vehicle.

It was the quietest, but noisiest (cameras)

twenty minutes of our trip.

 

If you are wondering, mum was, she was about 50 metres away…

…no doubt relieved that her tail was no longer

the centre of their attention.

Why Africa? 

At the moment we are in the final stages

of organising another safari for 2020.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: My-Travels