One-Word-Sunday-Ugly

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ugly

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I would be…

 

…hard pressed…

…to find any beauty…

 

….in these arachnids

although many would disagree.

 

 

Even this one, long embedded in resin

made me jump when I saw how close

it was to my hand.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Ugly

 

 

 

 

Cee-BW-Challenge-Bigger-Than-A-Bread-Box

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Some of my entries larger than others,

but all bigger than bread box.~~~~~

Orca and Calf

Just in case seeing the calf was difficult in BW.

 

 

 

 

 

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I always thought this was a beer bottle.

However the words

flavoured beverage,

have me wondering.

Whatever the contents it would

take some drinking.

All the way across the Indian Ocean

to see a Giant Aardvark

in Botswana

 

A couple of hours northwest of Geelong

is the Giant Koala.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Bigger-Than-A-Bread-Box

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Black_White

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Off-Centre

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Point Nepean flag pole at the 2014

Commemoration of Firing the First Shot

of World War I,

August 5, 1914,

at 1245 hours.

 

 Geelong Football Stadium

home of the

Geelong Cats. 

Sadly the art work is no longer.

 

 

Technically I believe my Kalahari Scrub Robin

is in the wrong half of the frame.

It should have room to run into.

However to include its shadow

the rule had to be ignored.

 

 

Living street art in Melbourne.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Off-Centre

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One-Word-Sunday-Empty

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empty

containing nothing,

not filled or occupied.

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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans…

…are located on the North Eastern edge of

Botswana’s Kalahari Desert.

 

We drove for several hours over what appeared

to be empty acres of salt.

 

The only time we knew there was life was when

we sighted some wildlife.

 

Lekhubu Island, our destination,

was a pleasant site on the horizon…

…which only temporarily blocked our view of the emptiness…

 

…all round us.

The emptiness did make for a beautiful sunset…

…followed by an equally beautiful sunrise

in the morning.

 

Packed and ready to go,

we were soon out of salt pans…

…however, apart from the occasional tree

the landscape was still very empty.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Empty

 

 

 

BirdWeeklyPC-Birds-I-Love

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It  took a while to see the personality

in Africa’s Yellow Billed Hornbills. 

For a time I thought they looked fierce… 

….like its cousin the

Monteiro’s Hornbill.

 


The ugly duckling of the hornbills is

the Ground Hornbill, an endangered species,

which looks more like a turkey to me.

 

Ground Hornbill

These ugly ducklings have a pop of red

around heir eyes and head…

 

And I’m sure many a woman

would kill for those eyelashes.

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In our own backyard,

both literally and figuratively…

…we have a family of…

…New Holland Honey Eater’s in residence.

They can be found frequenting our native trees

when in flower.

 

I’m  not sure if this is Mum or Dad,

but it was talking to the family teens

is my guess….and getting nowhere..

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BirdWeekly:…Birds-I-Love

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bird 

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One-Word-Sunday-Large-Larger-Largest

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Again my

Large-Larger-Largest

post is

from Africa.

A new born elephant weighs about 200 pounds, or 90 kilograms.

Compared to a new born baby tipping the scales

at an average weight 7.5 pounds, or 3.5 kilograms,

a baby elephant is large.

However, its 2 or 3 year old cousins, are much larger

with fully grown adult elephants

being the largest.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Large-Larger-Largest

 

 

 

BirdWeeklyPC-Birds-Beginning-with-D

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Mallard Duck

All my life I have called these, Water Fowl. 

Google tells me they are, Dusky Moorhens.

 

Australasian Darters.

African Darter.

Ring Necked Dove,

Botswana.

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BirdWeekly:…Birds-Beginning-With-Letter-D

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One-Word-Sunday-Small-Smaller-Smallest

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Some

Small, Smaller, Smallest fauna

from Africa.

The Masked Weaver, 11–14.5 cm (4.3–5.7 in) long,

which makes it nearly the same length

as the Scrub Robin.

However, at 35 grams, the Weaver weighs

nearly twice as much.

The Scrub Robin is roughly the same length

as the Weaver, however, at just 17–23 grams

it is the Roboin is the smaller of the two.

The of my images today is the Dung Beetle,

which varies in size from 5mm to 30mm,

or about 0.2 to 1.2 inches.

  Some dung beetles can bury dung 250 times

their own mass in one night.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Small, Smaller Smallest

 

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Warning

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warning

a statement or event that warns of something
or that serves as a cautionary example.
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The cable ferry over the Daintree River.

No mention of the crocodile infested water

we were crossing.

With such a short crossing one wonders

why anyone would contemplate

leaving their vehicle

 



I thought an unusual sign on a path.

 


Khama Rhino Sanctuary,

Botswana.

I would have thought 50 metres too close.

However, anecdotal evidence tells of

silly tourists and wild animals.

 

 

It’s a wonder hubby was wanted

after daycare at London’s Flyinghorse

When eucalypts grow to to the road’s edge

these signs warn us of Koalas.

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BirdWeeklyPC-Long-Wingspan

 

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The African Fish Eagle

Male wingspan is approximately 2m/6.6 ft;

while female wingspan 2.4m/7.9 ft.

 

 

Australia’s Wedge Tail Eagle

has been known to have a wingspan

of 2.84m/9ft 4in and a length of 1.06m/3ft 6in. 

 

 

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BirdWeekly:...Long-Wingspan-Birds

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