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African lines this week.

It was truly fascinating to see these giants

at such a close distance.

 

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Their skin, while smooth, is like…

…an ancient…

…eroded landscape.

Botswana zebras posing for my camera.

A zebra crossing in Kruger National Park.

Thirsty impalas.

 

Our first images of African wild life.

Late afternoon and like all animals

they were out for some fun.

The following year we were locked out.

Probably a good idea in hindsight because the horn

would go right through before they thought of stopping.

An

African Harrier Hawk

conducting its pre-flight check.

Airborne and still looking good.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Line-Up

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Along Victoria’s South West Coastline

stand the Twelve Apostles.

Made from soft limestone these cliff faces…

clearly show each layer of the stone…

 

 

…as it was formed.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   Layers

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Spontaneous

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spontaneous

performed or occurring as a result of a sudden impulse
or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus.

About eight years ago MGW

came home from work one day…

…and asked would I like to go on an African Safari.

The question was spontaneous to me,

however she had been talking to

a work colleague who had decided to go.

 

So began planning for our 2013 African Safari.

As we were boarding our plane to return to Australia

we received a 25% discount voucher

for our next flight with South African Airways.

Without giving it much thought my comment was

‘…we should make use of this and return….’

So began planning our second African Safari.

A wonderful Safari through Botswana.

Now we are finalising plans for our third

and probably final African Safari next year.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Spontaneous

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welcome

an instance or manner of greeting someone.

This dance troupe…

…could have been welcoming us to…

…South Africa and…

…Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

They were, in fact, bidding us farewell.

And so vigorous was their dancing that..

…one of the male dancers found

a weak spot in the decking.  🙂

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Welcome

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Varied Mothers.Black Swan and brood in Geelong wetlands.

 

Mother and child in South Africa’s

Kruger National Park.

 

 

 

The Grieving Mother…

unveiled about two years ago in Ballarat,

which is about a hour inland from Geelong.

 

 

The purple tint is due to incorrect camera settings

which I did not detect until too late.

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A view of features of some of

the National Parks visited

during the past few years.

Denali National Park, Alaska.

After spending eight hours in a cramped bus

we finally managed some clear captures

on our way to Fairbanks the next day

of a clear, though distant, Mt Denali.

Our first sighting of a lion pride in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa

Our first and only leopard sighting in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa

Our first evening and sunset in

Chobe National Park, Botswana.

This sun was setting on Namibia,

just across the Chobe River.

We never can see another country

while standing in Australia.

Even the northern tip of Cape York is 150km

from New Guinea’s southern coast and there is

no place on Cape York high enough

to see New Guinea.

Much closer to home is the

Port Campbell National Park.

The home of the Twelve Apostles

and many other places well worth visiting.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   National-Parks