RagTagChallenge-Hover

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hover

remain in one place in the air.
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While on our 2014 Safari in Botswana
and the Okavango Delta…

…one morning I noticed a kingfisher hovering way overhead.

While it hovered…

…I kept my finger…

…on the shutter button…

…in the hope…

…of capturing it…

 …diving for breakfast.

 

Unfortunately, I was too slow to capture its dive…

…and had to settle for images of it with its prey.

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RagTagChallenge:…Hover

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Dazzle

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a dazzle of zebras
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A dazzle of zebras consists of 5 to 20 zebras.

Thought to be called a dazzle because their stripes

make it difficult for predators to

identify individual animals.

Botswana

Africa

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Animals-Unaware

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Taji and Candi…

 

…in their…

…younger days.

Elephants quench their thirst at

Elephant Sands

North East Kalahari Desert

Botswana.

Giraffe cleaning horns

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

Greater Kruger National Park

South Africa

 

Cheetah at Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Walking with tourists is one way

to work up a thirst.

 

Crossing the Chobe River from

Botswana to Namibia

 

A snorkeler leading the way.

See Previous Image

 

Quenching the thirst in the

Okavango Delta

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Sunday-Stills22-0501-Emerging

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emerging

becoming apparent or prominent.
 

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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

 

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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

waterhole. 

 

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