FOWChallenge-Corpse

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Depending on which definition/dictionary you read,

a corpse is primarily that of a human and not animal. 

However some definitions contain both human and animal. 

Not having many photos of animal corpses

and none of a human corpse, 

I have opted for the animal variety.

Part of an elephant skeleton

judging by its size and teeth.

Not all that difficult to find skeletal remains

scattered around the African countryside.

And I think that mound in the water

was a recently alive hippopotamus.

I was more interested getting past it

than taking a close look.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Corpse

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A highlight of our first African Safari was this.

Standing under Tembo’s head.

Tembo was then a six ton,

thirty year old elephant.

When he was younger he became ill-tempered

just after his mother was killed, or died,

and he had killed six hippopotamus.

With this knowledge it did take some courage

to step in under his trunk and tusks.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Fences-Gates

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Some local and African fences.

Never did like this kind of fence.

 Quick and relatively east to erect.  

Difficult to maintain.

 

Same applies to this wire netting fence.

‘Although I would love to have watched how

the tree trunk post in the ground.

Definitely hard work.

A few weeks ago…

I posted this image and told how a work colleague said

she would not visit Africa because of scenes like this.

 

I never did show her this image of

an early morning passerby

taken by the light from our tent

and only a 42 inch high fence between us.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Fences-Gates

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One of our best buys

from past years is…

this drawing of a pair of 6 week old lion cubs

we sighted the last evening we spent in Africa.

We had seen the work of

Warren Dale Carey while in South Africa.

Upon arriving home we contacted him,

sent a photo and this is the result.

 

 

 

The following year an image similar to this

was also turned into a work of art,

Warren Dale Carey

both of which now adorn our living room wall.

We felt these were better souvenirs than

many of the regular souvenirs

available at markets and airports.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Best-Buy

WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Feathered-Friends

 

Birds from Africa and Australia.

Perhaps a Brown Hooded Kingfisher

from South Africa.

This could be a long tailed widow bird from South Africa.

MGW feeding some friendly kookaburras at

Hall’s Gap, Victoria

Crimson Breasted Shrike

in Botswana

Percy Pelican in Geelong.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Feathered-Friends

WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Fences

 

Commencing with farm fences…

…old farm fences…

…to be precise.

London fences…

…or at least the top of them.

And this fence was no match for our

friendly inquisitive giraffe each morning.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Fences

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African wildlife…

Botswana leopard.

 

 

Botswana Rhinoceros.

 

South African Cape Buffalo.

 

 

Ostriches in Kruger National Park.

A visiting Hyena to our camp site in Botswana.

Kruger Park, Hyena,

South Africa..

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Wildlife