One Word Photo Challenge-Giraffe

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Giraffe.

After our first African Safari,

I was telling a then work colleague about…

this giraffe which always waited at, or near, the gate

to our camp looking over the fence.

My colleague used this beautiful face as a reason

for NOT going to visit Africa.

I was shocked!!

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Giraffe

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The only thing better than having a lioness

look down the barrel of one’s lens…
 
from a distance no greater than twenty feet…

was to spend…

twenty minutes or more

photographing her six week old cubs.  

There were two….but the other was a male!

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Thursday’s Special: Female

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

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I have to thank…

South Africa again…

 for my Kudu…

and Lion images.

This shot gave me goose bumps as the lioness was

only about 15 feet from me and she seemed to look

straight down my lens.

A night or two later and her cubs put on a show

for us on our last evening at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-K-or-L

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Travel Theme-Playing

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My

Playing

Travel Theme.

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Our football season is over for 2016…

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however fans and players all enjoy a good game of football.

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Busking…for the young at heart.



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While half a world away these impalas…

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certainly enjoyed themselves in Kruger National Park.

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Where’s My Backpack: Playing

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Eyes

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My contribution for this week’s

Eyes

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Family eyes…mostly.throughmyeyes3

…mostly.

Now some of my favourite eyes….

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Cheetah.

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The gentle giant which we are trying our best to exterminate.

So sad…

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Six week old lion cub.

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The lion cub’s mother.

Sadly she died about twelve months after this shot was taken.

She was only about fifteen feet from our vehicle and

when she turned and look at me/camera/vehicle…

there was definitely goose bumps all over me.

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Travel Theme-Pastel

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My

Pastel

Travel Theme.

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The

African Lilac Breasted Roller

is my pastel subject this week.

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When I first sighted the Roller it was just another bird

 against a hot sunny South African sky.

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High up in a tree my red and green colour vision loss

did not allow my eyes to see the colours.

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It was not until I arrived home and saw the photos

on my computer that I appreciated its colours.

Although at nearly ground level and only 30-40 metres away,

the colours of this Roller were much easier to see

when sighted in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region

the following year.

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Where’s My Backpack: Pastel

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