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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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Under a bridge…

…aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

Auckland Harbour Bridge.

 

Another New Zealand bridge we found.

Sunrise under Melbourne’s

West Gate Bridge

late August 2018.

A bridge in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. 

See the sign on the right?

Our guide obeyed the sign when we crossed.

😀

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This week we are bending in Botswana.

The Okavango Delta is covered with watercourses…

all of which meander through

the low-lying land in of the Delta

 

Bends in the tracks

If we had not visited Elephant Sands,

in Botswana’s north-east,

I would not have been able to capture this bend. 

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