Weekly Photo Challenge-Temporary

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Temporary

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My temporary photos are from Botswana.

With tent in hand our guide walked over and pointed out

what he claimed to be a hippopotamus track out of the

water…and then promptly dropped the tent

in the middle of the track.

We were next door neighbours and totally safe.

No self respecting hippo would come near us…

not with the nocturnal sounds emanating

from our fearless leader in the tent next door.

At Savuti Camp guide No. 2 is stalking a kudu

which wanted to follow its regular path to water.

The kudu is almost invisible (camouflaged)

over the guide’s left shoulder.

 The kudu did find the long way around our temporary camp.

Some of the bird life, particularly the Hornbills,

enjoyed some easy won food during our stay.

Finally, we enjoy some respite from the sun

during our lunch break.

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-November-Words

November Words

Two dormant pups.

       I think salubrious would be

a great adjective to describe

the Burj Al Arab.

       An earmarked rhinoceros.

       

Schönbrunn Palace was certainly owned by influential people of the era.

      A fun-loving… 

Red Headed Weaver from our

Botswana travels.

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Thursday’s Special: November-Words

One Word Photo Challenge-Journey

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My

Journey

 Challenge

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Whenever we…
have travelled…

across international borders…

a passport has been required.

However, if you are an…

African elephant…

 all you need do is find that shallow part of the river…

and you can walk from Botswana to Namibia

to complete your journey.

 

It can become a bit of a hazard…

if your legs are short.

These photos are a compilation…

of two river crossing we sighted…

while in Botswana.

It was interesting to watch the leader…

change course in mid stream and I can only assume

it/they were following the shallowest path.

Equally amazing…

was watching the older elephants…

take care of the very little in the family…

ensuring they also had a safe crossing.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Journey

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Recreation

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Recreation varies from person to person.

I used to think of this as recreation when in my late teens, early twenties. 

Cycling can be a sport or recreational.

For me, it was always recreational.

 

Our safari guide had his own form

of recreational activity.

The twenty-minute power nap!

I managed to capture a couple of half decent photos…

of this sport/recreational activity at Torquay…

during a morning in which I was

pursuing my own recreational activity.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Recreation

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Waiting

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Waiting

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We sighted this pied kingfisher, I think…

in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region.

 

He waited.  

I waited.

 

He waited.

I waited.

He waited.

I waited.

The above shots are contiguous shots.

Even after jumping 25 shots he is only looking.

 

 Then, wham!

Waiting over!

It’s breakfast time.

 The photos are not as crisp as I would have liked.

This part of the reason.

First shot straight out of the camera.

Severe cropping.

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One Word Photo Challenge-Island

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My

Island

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My island in the sun is Lekhubu Island… in Botswana’s

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, 

on the North Eastern edge of the

Kalahari Desert.

Once surrounded by water,this island is now covered with…

ancient baobab trees.

What Lekhubu Island lacked in facilities…

it made up for with these ancient trees…

 which provided a wonderful frame

for our sunset…

and sunrise.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Island

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