THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Zoom-In-Zoom-Out-2

 

 

Considering Paula is taking a well-earned break

I decided to post another

Zoom In, Zoom Out.

It is a bit hard to define the zebra at this focal length.

 However, this is another story altogether.

Although I have been told it is too busy.

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Thursday’s Special: Zoom-In-Zoom-Out

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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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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-R

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-R

(At least 6 letters and letter R)

Random Rs from

anywhere, again, this week.

AND just noted my interpretation is partially incorrect. 

I was sssooo certain that the word

just needed to include letter R.

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Easy one to begin…

Rhinoceros in Kruger National Park.

This maybe the modern version of

an airship waiting at an airport.

 

Freshly picked cherries.

An aerosol.

 

Eastern Rosella Parrot.

We commonly call them Rosellas.

 

Reflections.

Finally, Botswana’s giant…

Aardvark.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Pedestrian

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Pedestrian

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When I think of pedestrian I think of people

that I need to give way to if I am driving.

Or something may move at a pedestrian pace…slowly.

In Africa the animals are the pedestrians which

often move at a pedestrian pace.

 It is far better to wait for some, such as this rhino,

until they have crossed the road.

Similarly a good idea not to upset

the gentle giants of the land.

Some small impala you think you could bluff…

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until, he who never looks comes

bounding out of the scrub

Then there are pedestrians who cause traffic chaos

with their sit down strikes.

This lot even sent out a parking inspector to

make sure we were all doing the right thing.

A post about pedestrians would not be complete

without a zebra crossing image.

 Zebras will never die of high blood pressure.

On this day, they even took time out

to gawk at the tourists.

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Finding Your Place

After spending fifty-five years of my life farming these paddocks,

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caring for sheep and cattle and

cropping each paddock in its turn…

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I found the quietness of the African bush

very similar to that of Western Victoria.

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It wasn’t until we arrived in Perth for a few days,

12 hours behind the scheduled,

and without any decent sleep for two nights

that I appreciated the South African velds

and realised just how quiet it was.

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Perth is supposed to be a fairly quiet, laid back city.

However, I will never forget

our noisy introduction to Perth traffic.

Although much quieter than Melbourne and Sydney,

Perth made me realise how the open expanses

of Western Victoria and the

South African Velds were the place I wanted to be.

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Even Botswana’s Lekhubu Island,

without any amenities at all,

was a charming place to camp for a night.

So they are MY places…not in the middle of a crowd.

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DP_Discover Challenge: Finding-Your-Place

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Vibrant-Colours

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My contribution for this week’s

Vibrant Colours

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Some African birds.

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Red Breasted Weaver,

sighted in Botswana.

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Crimson Breasted Shrike…also

sighted in Botswana.

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Lilac-breasted roller.  Yep, Botswana…

although we were first introduced

to them in South Africa’s Kruger Park.

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