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Aardvark

 

Ape

Auditorium of our

Viennese Concert Hall

Blesbok Antelope

at

Kempton Park Game Lodge

Johannesburg

South Africa

 

Apples

Queen Mum

Agapanthus

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Cee’s-MWMChallenge:…January-Words-Beginning-Letter-A

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WeeklyPrompts-Warning

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warning

advance notice of something.

Whenever trains are approaching level crossings

the lights flash red to warn drivers

to stop and give way.

Whenever crossing Queensland’s Daintree River

by ferry, it’s always a good idea to

follow instructions and

remain in your vehicle.

Afterall far better to follow those

instructions than feeding the crocodiles!

Probably a sign that is recognised

the world over.

Most countries have similar signs

warning motorists of local wildlife.

This one is from Botswana…

…while this one was found in Australia.

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Monkey

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monkey

a small to medium-sized primate that typically
has a long tail, most kinds of which live in trees
in tropical countries.
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During our first Botswana breakfast we were

unaware that we were being observed

by beady little eyes.

 

By the time our guide was telling us not to

leave bags unattended, it was in the processs of

stealing an apple from MGW’s handbag after which

it scurried to the highest vantage point

it could find.

I am not a fan of monkeys.

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missed opportunity

missing an occasion or situation that makes it possible 
to do something that you want to, or have to do,
 
 
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On our last morning Botswana’s

Elephant Sands…

 

…I sighted this Red Breasted Weaver

doing its morning callisthenics…

Suddenly it let go of the branch and fell several feet.

Had I not been photographing it I would

have missed the opportunity to capture

the bird in freefall.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge...Wk339-Missed-Opportunity

 

Cee-BW-Challenge-Shadows-and-Reflections

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Christmas Shadows

Melbourne

Eucalyptus Tree Shadow

Railway Station Shadows

Botswana Reflection

Kruger National Park

Waterhole Reflection

Lake Wendouree Reflecton

Ballarat

Victoria

Sunrise Reflections

Corio Bay

Geelong

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Salt-White

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salt white

Though some salts are coloured (pink.. grey… etc…)

this is due to the inclusion of other elements within the salt.

Pure sodium and chloride crystals which compose salt

will appear and therefore make salt appear white

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When we visited Botswana’s

Lekhubu Island,

in 2014…


…we spent several hours driving across

Sua Pan, which forms part of the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Makgadikgadi Pans are the largest salt pans…

in the world, covering an area

of over 30,000 square km.

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FOWChallenge-Storm

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storm

a violent disturbance of the atmosphere
with strong winds and usually rain,
thunder, lightning, or snow.
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Storm clouds over Geelong,

a few years ago.

 

Stormy weather approaching this year.

The best time to be in the vicinity…

…of a thunderstorm is after dark…

…when lightning lights up the sky.

Especially if it is…

…a slow-moving storm.

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RagTagChallenge-Hover

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hover

remain in one place in the air.
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While on our 2014 Safari in Botswana
and the Okavango Delta…

…one morning I noticed a kingfisher hovering way overhead.

While it hovered…

…I kept my finger…

…on the shutter button…

…in the hope…

…of capturing it…

 …diving for breakfast.

 

Unfortunately, I was too slow to capture its dive…

…and had to settle for images of it with its prey.

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RagTagChallenge:…Hover

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