African birds on or in water.


….and lunch.






…and the gang.


Oodles of…


…Egyptian Geese.













Dry Stone Wall…




Gateway into old York

Sydney Harbour fences.

My kinda fencing

The only thing keeping this lamb behind

this old fence is a full belly.

A fence to keep giraffes out.

And just outside our tent door was a fence (foreground)

to keep elephants away.

It worked well, especially with this elephant.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Fences-n-Gates







existing in or derived from nature;
not made or caused by humankind.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

A natural wonder in

South Africa’s…


…Blyde River Canyon

nature reserve.







I decided to post my favourite

African bird images this week.

The African Harrier Hawk had posed

long enough for us and was off.


I believe this to be

Northern White Crowned Shrike.

Captured at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp,

South Africa





A Red Breasted Weaver

entertaining the breakfast crowd at

Elephant Sands,


I’m not sure if it lost purchase on the thorns or not.

However, one second it was hanging from the thorns ,

the next, plummeting groundwards.

Whatever the reason, I managed

to capture one frame of

its headlong dive.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Your-Pick

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:…Your-Pick

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Your-Pick

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Your-Pick





I don’t keep a regular diary and initially

was wondering what I could post.

Then I remembered the photo of these lion cubs

and its artistic transformation which hangs

in our living room.

We had seen one of Warren Carey’s (S.A. artist)

during our 2013 travels and very nearly made a purchase it.

Contact was made and Warren agreed to draw

one of our lion cub photos and

we had our souvenir.

The following year in Botswana MGW took this photo

and we decided that this would look good…

…on our living room wall also.

These are my snippets of the past decade

which will always remind me of our

visits to Africa.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Snippet





Not far from the Geelong CBD…

…can be found, if you are lucky…


…Australia’s largest airborne bird,

the Wedge Tailed Eagle.


This vulture was rehabilitating in South Africa’s

Moholoholo Wildlife Centre.


In 2013 we were allowed to feed this magnificent bird. 

Its eye are focussed on the next hand

to hold and feed it.









Peeling paint and rust




Pipe joint



Vulture waiting to be fed at South Africa’s

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre .



A Bateleur Eagle, also at Moholoholo.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Close-Ups








a full, deep, prolonged cry uttered by a lion
or other large wild animal.

After being nearly run over by

our Safari vehicle…

…Limpy wasted no time in telling her brood to

keep out of the way of crazy Safari drivers.

Limpy’s roar did not compare to this bloke.

However, the winner came about 12 months later

when, a little after 10PM we had just adjourned

to our sleeping bags and tents when an

almighty roar quietened all other night life.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Roar






All ducks

photographed near,


I only have a few images of birds…


…which I would call game birds…


…and those are ducks.


I think these are various varieties

of wild ducks…


…mostly found at

Balyang Sanctuary…


…well inside Geelong City limits.


Like humans some prefer not to be photographed.


A South African Quail in Kruger National Park.

Not sure if they are game birds in SA, however,

their Australian Cousins were highly regarded

as a meat bird by those who liked the sport

when I was younger.










an elephant or other large wild animal living
apart from the herd and having savage
or destructive tendencies.

Meet Tembo the Elephant who for

a short period of his life was

described as rogue.

After his mother died he went rogue

and killed four hippopotamus.