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The fastest animal in the world…

was only out for a sedate stroll…

and an ear scratch, the day we met.

But she did have enough energy to bounce around a tree.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Speed

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Unlikely

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Unlikely

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Beginning with the worst of my photos this week.This Kingfisher hovered relentlessly…

Before splashing down into the

Okavango Delta waters for its lunch.

There are many images of this

white crowned shrike

sitting, flying or landing,

on the Internet.

 

However, I could not find one with the bird balanced

as precariously as this as it took to flight.

 

This African Harrier Hawk seemed to be checking

his feet were not attached to its perch…


before launching into flight.

While the above photos were unlikely occurrences

to capture they were the result

of holding down the shutter button in anticipation.


This last photo is much closer to home. 

Our back yard in fact about two weeks ago. 

I have never seen a bird of prey

kill another bird before.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Any-Two

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Two of anything this week.

An African eagle and an

African Starling (I suspect) sharing a tree.

 

Two giraffes also sharing a tree.

 

Cape Buffalo

Zebras having a meeting.

A week or so ago, preening seagulls

at Geelong’s Corio Bay.

On Friday I drove up Mount Buninyong,

about a sixty minute drive inland,

and discovered there a two roads.

An up road and a down road.

From Mount Buninyong, two trees were an easy find.

So!

Have just re-read the challenge and realised

that we were supposed to post two different things.

First photo is okay, I think.

So here is Taji and her new toy.

I am told it is a Cong or is that Kong?

And a Juvenile Collared Hawk which decided to

breakfast on an annoying mudlark in

our back yard, a week or so ago.

If I had known that it would be photographed

I would have had the lawn mower out to knock over

the weeds that seem to thrive when

other grasses want water.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Any-Two

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-One-of-these-things

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We ‘met’ Limpy, the lioness in 2013…

Within twelve months Limpy had to

be euthanised due to illness.

 

We met and walked with Sita in 2012.

We were also saddened to hear of her passing last year.

After living on a farm most of my life I had quite

a few pet dogs, working companions,

which I grew to know and love.

However, there was always that day around the corner

when your favourite mate was no longer there.

No matter how good your dog was,

there was always a youngster in training.

It is simply one of those things known as

the circle of life.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: One-of-these-things

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-April-Words2018

 

 

April Words 2018

Tough selection this month 🙂

Just before the sun peeped over the horizon.

It was worth the drive and early rise

to see Dawn break.

 

Clouds form when airborne water vapour

Condenses unto water droplets or ice crystals.

Rain occurs when warmer air is cooled.

Warmer air holds more water vapour and

when cooled this vapour condenses to water

and rain occurs.

Something that has not happened

frequently enough  this year.

The best I can do for Coalescing

is the merging of the Treur and Blyde Rivers

at Bourke’s Luck Potholes

in South Africa.

Closer to home are some verdant paddocks

under an early morning fog.

I had a long think about Sempiternal and

the only thing I could think of was time.

It will probably be everlasting in our lifetime

and it seems that no matter whether

looking forward and back

we can measure time.

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Thursday’s Special: April-Words-2018

Tuesday-PC-Wk103-Future

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Future

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During our first safari in Africa…we all agreed that without the animals…

Africa provided very little to see

that we could not see at home.

Or at least in other closer countries.

I firmly believe that the future of

African tourism (at least) lies with

these babies of their species.

Giraffe and Elephant…Botswana 2014.

Lion Cubs…Greater Kruger National Park…2013.

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Daily Prompt-Churn

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Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

Bourke’s Potholes have been eroded

into smooth cylindrical formations…

by the churning waters

of the Treur River…

where it converges with the

Blyde River in South Africa.

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