FOWChallenge-Odd

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odd

different to what is usual or expected; strange.
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Two dogs three kennels?

That’s odd!

This tree branch looked like a serpent to me.

Truly odd!

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Odd

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Made-of-Wood

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Wood from all over.

Botswana carving.

Grouse Mountain,

Vancouver,

Canada

Horsham Botanic Gardens Statue.

 

 

Buninyong mining statue

 

 

Chessboard knight…or just a clever carving.

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Cee’s Black & White Challeng:  Made-of-Wood

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Black_White

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Word-of-Day-Proboscis

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proboscis

the nose of a mammal, especially when
it is long and mobile such as the trunk of an elephant
or the snout of a tapir

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I think I would drown if I tried to use mine for drinking.

This youngster was practicing its get lost look.

 Either that or waving goodbye.

One of our party was very keen to site an aardvark.

This was the best our guide could do .

Aardvarks are said to have a snout.

Snout is a synonym of proboscis.

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One-Word-Sunday-Bridge

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Misery Creek Bridge.

 A Few years ago a falling tree bought more misery

to what remained of Misery Creek Bridge.

 

 

Sydney’s…

…Harbour Bridge.

 

 

In Botswana we came across

new bridge sporting this sign…

 

We walked slowly across this bridge only stopping

to admire the old bridge just visible on the left.

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne.

 

 

Sunrise under Melbourne’s

West Gate Bridge.

Evan Walker Pedestrian Bridge

over

Melbourne’s Yarra River

Finally, a bridge to nowhere.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Bridge

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Mountains-Valleys-Nature-Landscapes

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Drakensberg Mountains,

South Africa.

 

The Grampians…the southern end of

Australia’s Great Dividing Range

Two views of…

…Geelong’s

Moorabool Valley.

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After our night at

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island

we headed off to

Maun and the Okavango Delta…

…through the North-East

Kalahari Desert landscape.

 

The almost bare open landscape was…

…interspersed with several

Kalahari Bushmen Villages.

 

Salt Pans on the horizon

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PictureThis-Mountains-Valleys-Nature-Landscapes

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Yellow

Lens-Artist-PC-109-Under-the-Sun

 

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Mostly under African sun today.

Soon to be a setting sun over Namibia…

…and Botswana’s Chobe River.

Waiting on Chobe River for

sundown over Namibia.

Nearing sundown in

Greater Kruger National Park

 

Under Geelong Winter Sun.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Under-the-Sun

 

FriendlyFriday-Shadows

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Kalahari Scrub Robin

and shadow.

 


Winter shadows on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The MCG was the site of the 1956 Olympics,

the 2006 Games

and countless Cricket and (AFL) Football Matches.

 

Shadows at Pisa.

Summer Shadows in…


 

…Bourke Street,

Melbourne.

 

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FriendlyFriday:  Shadows

Amanda                       Sandi

One-Word-Sunday-Pair

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Africa provided my pairs for this post.

Burchell’s Zebra,

sighted in Kruger National Park.

 

 

 Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill

 

 

Pair of elephants

 

 

A pair of Fish Eagles in Botswana.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Pair

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Squirrel

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Some of Botswana’s…

Cape Ground squirrel…

 

…enjoying our leftovers.

In St. James Park, London,

lives the Grey Squirrel, which are

North American natives…

 

…was introduced to the United Kingdom

and now has replaced the native Red Squirrel

throughout most of Great Britain.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:   Squirrel

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Lens-Artist-PC-103-Surprise

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Towards the end of our first day

in Kruger National Park…

…our driver received a message which lead us to

what I call my National Geographic shot.

So called because it is where I thought it

most likely to see such a shot…

 

…and also because I imagined that such an image

would require much patience

and luck to capture.

 

 

On our final morning at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

we were woken by the sound of

breaking tree branches.

Upon looking outside into the darkness

I noticed this passerby, probably heading

for the water hole.

More surprising was the fact that it was only

this image which made me realise the there was only

a three foot six inch high fence

separating us from wildlife.

 

The following year another surprise

at Botswana’s Elephant Sands.

While at breakfast we noticed this elephant

wandering past last night’s accommodation.

We wondered how many other had

wandered past during the night.

Elephant Sands is a water hole which elephants come

to drink at any time of day or night.

As with all animals there were more

at night than during the day.

Some of the accommodation can bee seen

in the background for the record my camera

lens was set at 55 mm for this shot.

 

 

Back to 2013 and our last evening at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

We were offered one last surprise game drive.

About half an hour into the drive the message

came through of a sighting…at

the other end of the reserve.

 

 

 

Long story short.

Mother Limpy watched on while

Nosy and Rosy (our nicknames for the cubs)

came to within twenty-five feet of our

vehicle to watch the tourists

and play on the elephant dung.

Twenty breath taking minutes and 300 shots later,

as the sun neared the horizon,

our driver alerted other vehicles

in the reserve of our sighting.

 

 

We had seen the work of a local artist,

made contact via Facebook and had one of our photos

converted into to into a charcoal sketch which

now adorns our living room wall.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Surprise

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Surprise

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Surprise

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Surprise