Black and White Challenge.



Greater Kruger National Park

South Africa




Terrapin Shell

South Africa

Dahlia…Colour Pattern

Dahlia…Petal Pattern

Wind or water lines in the sand

on Killarney Beach

South West Victoria






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Auckland AIrport


New Zealand


GrIzzly bear

Wood CarvIng

at Anchorage




MargerIe GlacIer

GlacIer Bay










the fact or process of a species, family,
or other group of animals or plants
becoming extinct.

Back in 2013 and 2014 South Africans

were lamenting the fact that rhinos in wild

were fast becoming a scarce commodity.

In fact Rhinos were on a fast track to

extinction in the wild.


Bewteen 2013 and 2020 there was a 51% decline

in the population (415 down to 202) of Black Rhinos in

South Africa due to

illegal poaching.



Bewteen 2011 and 2020 there was a 75% decline

in the population (10,621 down to 2,607)

of White Rhinos in South Africa due to

illegal poaching.

Poaching decline in South Africa for fifth year in a row | Save the Rhino

Although there was a sharp decline in poached rhinos

in the 5 years after 2014, there is speculation that

the decline in poached numbers in South Africa

may be partly to do with an increase in poaching

in other parts of Africa.

Kruger National Park, where most of the

poaching takes place, in South Africa,

is 4,900,000 acres in size, which meant

that in 2019 there was only ONE white rino

every 1,900 acres.

Black rhinos were even scarcer at

ONE very  24,500 acres.








an expedition to observe or hunt animals
in their natural habitat, especially
in East Africa.

The words zebra crossing took on

a whole new meaning on

an African Safari.


One of our first Safari sightings. 

An elephant drinking from a water tank,

in Kruger National Park.

As if reminding us it was time to leave,

we had a wake-up call around 0500 the morning

we left our safari guide for home.

An elephant decided to feed its way to the waterhole.

If you cannot see it look for a tusk above

the word Photography.








to shut down and restart
(a computer, program or person)

Thanks to the pandemic we along with

the rest of the world missed our

reboot in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

In 2023 we are going to make up for

those losses, however.   







earth day


Buorke’s Luck Potholes

Blyde River Canyon

South Africa

Part of Queensland’s

Daintree Rain Forest which is the oldest

surviving rain forest in the world.

The Daintree is home to the

highest concentration of

primitive plant life globally,

with 12 of the 19 primitive flowering

plant families calling The Daintree home.

This includes Australia’s most impressive

botanical find, the idiot fruit.

Discovered in 1970, the idiot fruit

(or Idiospermum Australiense),

is one of the world’s rarest

and most primitive of all

flowering plants.


Much closer to home is the

Otway Cool Temperate Rainforest

The Otway forests have been logged

for over 150 years, however since 1961

logging has decreased.

The Great Otway National Park was

declared in 2004 when four National Parks

and several Cown Land reserves in the area

were amalgamated.



Denzil’s Nature PC.


African Ostrich


Australian Great Egret

White-Necked or Pacific Heron

near Geelong


African Heron

Kruger National Park

African Grey Heron






The Eiffel Tower

appears rather imposing in this image,

however, it is only 1083 feet/330m high

and dwarfed by…

…Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

is 2,716.5 feet/828 metres high

and the world’s tallest building. 

A much larger building the Eiffel Tower

This elephant was telling us where to go

and I, for one, was happy to let it

have its territory until

it is disturbed next.





Black and White Challenge.


Kodak Box Brownie


Phone Camera



…and again

Digital camera and telephoto lens


Photography safari in Botswana.

One of my cameras


Fellow traveller in 2013