An African eagle and an
African Starling (I suspect) sharing a tree.
Two giraffes also sharing a tree.
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.
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?
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.
I have been on the receiving end of a dog
I would be more than circumspect in wakening
‘The King’ from his slumbers.
But there is no way on earth I would wake the man
who drove all day minus a map, or GPS,
and had to drive us on further tomorrow,
from his slumber.
Considering Paula is taking a well-earned break
I decided to post another
It is a bit hard to define the zebra at this focal length.
My Foreign post
Just before dusk one night our driver
rounded a bend in a narrow road and
very nearly ran over Limpy the Lioness.
We were never quite sure had the biggest
shock…Limpy or our driver.
After her heart rate slowed a bit she sat down
and let her cubs know to stay of sight,
because there were tourists around.
She was called Limpy because she was lame in
one front foot, however it did not hamper
her when on the kill.
Sadly, Limpy died within twelve months
of these photographs being taken.
My contribution for
this week’s challenge
Leaves or Trees
A shady tree in a small Victorian,
Western District town.
Based on the appearance of the limbs/trunk,
it may be a bushy Poplar.
I believe they are known as Aspens
The cool temperate rain forests
of the Otway Ranges…
provides an ideal climate for
some of our native eucalypts.
Trees around Corio Bay can add
some interest or foil the suns rays
in early morning photography.
from South Africa
Was difficult to tell if this kingfisher had dinner in
its mouth amid the flurry of wings and water.
If it did, it was a bit like a Labrador dog…
still hungry seconds after the last mouthful.
These Springbok were some of the first African wildlife we sighted.
Only about ten minutes drive from Johannesburg’s
O.R. Tambo Airport in a small wild life paddock at our motel.
These Yellow Billed Hornbills appeared to be telling
each other jokes…or laughing at the tourists!
They would look at each other and ‘talk’ for a few seconds,
then wings would be spread slightly and heads bob furiously
as if laughing at a punch line.
This sighting was, at the time, my favourite.
High up in a tree nearing sundown
I took hundreds of shots.
It was only bettered by our
lion cub sighting on our last night.