Tuesday-PC-Wk167-Outdoors

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Some outdoor scenes

from Botswana.

Sunset at Lekhubu Island.

 

Our campsite at Lekhubu Island.

 

 

 

During a game drive from one of our Okavango Delta camps

we came across these elephants.

Our guides estimated we sighted

over 1,000 elephants that day.

Simply fascinating.

Our flight over The Okavango Delta…

…was equally as fascinating…

 

 

…as our game drives.

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Lens-Artist-PC-52-Serenity

 

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Many moons ago John Denver sang of

the serenity of a clear blue mountain lake’

in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

The only thing in common with those lyrics

and this image is the word serenity.

However, I like this  image/scene and

I love Rocky Mountain High and of have

An Evening with John Denver

playing while I am blogging.

 

 

A Corio Bay sunrise a few years ago.

 

The serenity of a Botswana sunset…

…and sunrise.

Finally, a blue hour image of Geelong’s

Western Beach area.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Serenity

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Serenity

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Serenity

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Serenity

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Three

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African threes this week.

The Matriarch

 

A road block…and two sets of threes

Zebras really know how to posse for tourists.

 

Three mongoose, or should that be mongeese?

On watch.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk193-Spicy

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spicy

exciting or entertaining, especially through being mildly indecent

 

I guess ‘spicy’...

…would be an apt way of describing the decor

of the ladies and gents facilities at an Austrian restaurant.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk192-Eyes

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Today quick trip across

the Indian Ocean to Africa,

for some bird’s eyes..

Where we met several varieties of Hornbill.

All have piercing eyes, but are actually quite friendly

and have some funny ways about them.

Above is the Yellow Billed Hornbill.

The ground hornbill’s main point of interest

is its eyes.

I manage to capture this shot at

a rehabilitation centre.

This is the only photo I have in the wild.

These specimens are not very attractive in my opinion.

 

 

The Red Billed Hornbill.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Small-Subjects


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As always size is relative.

Mother and big baby, with a real baby

added courtesy of Photoshop.

Baby, baby elephant would still weigh

between 100-200 kg (220-440 lbs). 

At birth they weigh around 90 kg/200 pounds

 

An African Dung Beetle.

Agapanthus flowers consist of many smaller flowers.

Bees can still fit inside these smaller flowers,

brushing tiny stamen to ensure pollen

is carried to and received from,

other plants.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Small-Subjects

Black_White

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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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