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.


Pic and Word Challenge: Speed




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.


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.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Any-Two





I have been on the receiving end of a dog

suddenly woken from its slumber.Now only done to dogs I know very well.


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.


Pic and Word Challenge: Slumber




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.


Thursday’s Special: Zoom-In-Zoom-Out



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.




Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Leaves-Trees


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

in America.

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.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Wildlife



from South  Africa

and Kruger National Park.

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.