FOWChallenge-Corpse

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Depending on which definition/dictionary you read,

a corpse is primarily that of a human and not animal. 

However some definitions contain both human and animal. 

Not having many photos of animal corpses

and none of a human corpse, 

I have opted for the animal variety.

Part of an elephant skeleton

judging by its size and teeth.

Not all that difficult to find skeletal remains

scattered around the African countryside.

And I think that mound in the water

was a recently alive hippopotamus.

I was more interested getting past it

than taking a close look.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Corpse

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A highlight of our first African Safari was this.

Standing under Tembo’s head.

Tembo was then a six ton,

thirty year old elephant.

When he was younger he became ill-tempered

just after his mother was killed, or died,

and he had killed six hippopotamus.

With this knowledge it did take some courage

to step in under his trunk and tusks.

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Although I do not have a photo to prove the fact,

I  did see the Northern Lights in August 1976.

Not a very colourful display but my Canadians friends

assured me it was the northern lights.

In May the same  year I visited Stonehenge also.

In 2016 I was able to add…

…the Colosseum to that list.

I still marvel that these pavers were laid nearly 2000 years ago.

Just imagine also the feet which have walk across here.

 

 

In 2014 we were…

 

…fortunate enough to visit…

…the Victoria Falls.

In April 2012 we spent a few hours…

out on the…

Great Barrier Reef.

I remember being little disappointed that we did not see

the colours often seen in movies/documentaries.

We were also told that a recent cyclone

had wrecked this section of the reef.

The comment left me wondering why we did not go

to  another, more attractive part.

After revisiting these photos I think my thoughts were a bit harsh.

All of these places of sites can be found on

an ‘Ancient’, ‘Natural’ or ‘New’ Wonders of the World search.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Shadows

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Shadows from Geelong and Botswana.

A few years ago I stopped to take photos of this church

not realising it was covered by

the shadow from a nearby tree.

Unfortunately the tree is no longer.

I think the church survives.

 

Over in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

both elephants and trees…

…cast long shadows…

…in the late afternoon sun.

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Some local and African fences.

Never did like this kind of fence.

 Quick and relatively east to erect.  

Difficult to maintain.

 

Same applies to this wire netting fence.

‘Although I would love to have watched how

the tree trunk post in the ground.

Definitely hard work.

A few weeks ago…

I posted this image and told how a work colleague said

she would not visit Africa because of scenes like this.

 

I never did show her this image of

an early morning passerby

taken by the light from our tent

and only a 42 inch high fence between us.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Fences-Gates

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WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Best-Buy

 

 

One of our best buys

from past years is…

this drawing of a pair of 6 week old lion cubs

we sighted the last evening we spent in Africa.

We had seen the work of

Warren Dale Carey while in South Africa.

Upon arriving home we contacted him,

sent a photo and this is the result.

 

 

 

The following year an image similar to this

was also turned into a work of art,

Warren Dale Carey

both of which now adorn our living room wall.

We felt these were better souvenirs than

many of the regular souvenirs

available at markets and airports.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Best-Buy