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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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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

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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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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