Daily Prompt-Disappear

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This Kalahari Scrub Robin…

was moving so quickly that…

one frame it  was there, the next..

it had disappeared!

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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.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Speed

Weekly Photo Challenge-Unlikely

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Unlikely

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Beginning with the worst of my photos this week.This Kingfisher hovered relentlessly…

Before splashing down into the

Okavango Delta waters for its lunch.

There are many images of this

white crowned shrike

sitting, flying or landing,

on the Internet.

 

However, I could not find one with the bird balanced

as precariously as this as it took to flight.

 

This African Harrier Hawk seemed to be checking

his feet were not attached to its perch…


before launching into flight.

While the above photos were unlikely occurrences

to capture they were the result

of holding down the shutter button in anticipation.


This last photo is much closer to home. 

Our back yard in fact about two weeks ago. 

I have never seen a bird of prey

kill another bird before.

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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.

So!

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.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Any-Two

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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.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Slumber

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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I know I declared last week a tough selection of words.

 However, this week it is the opposite end of the scale.  🙂

Nothing to dramatic about a fisherman

out to feed his family…unless…

the river is a bit wider than the first photo indicated…

and he was only a few metres from a waterfall.

 

And not just any waterfall,

but what is considered, by some,

to be the largest waterfall in the world

 

 

While they are not the widest waterfall

or the highest waterfall,

but with all dimensions taken into account,

including almost the largest flow rate,

they are considered to be

the biggest curtain of falling water in the world.

Surpassing the magnificent Niagara Falls and Iguacu Falls.

(Source: https://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/largest-waterfall.html)

Spanning 1,700 metres and varying from

70 to 108 metres in height and listed as one of

UNESCO’s seven natural wonders of the world

it is the ideal place to

‘go fishin’.’  🙂

Nearly forgot to add,

we visited in late September…the dry season

and there was only

the Devils Cataract and the Main Falls

with any quantity of water flowing over.

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Thursday’s Special: Zoom-In-Zoom-Out