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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Weekly-Weather-Flood

Living in a reasonably elevated area the closest…

we get to a flood is a few inches of

running water after heavy rain.

Last winter we had a day or two of such rain

and found this resulting ‘flooded’ front yard

and drain in full flow a few days later.

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Weekly Weather: Flood

Weekly Weather

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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

Weekly-Weather-Tornado

 

I know I have used this photo on previous occasions…

however we do not live in the tornado/cyclone areas

of the world and any mini tornado (whirlwinds)

are over before a camera comes out of the bag. 

This one was photographed at Lekhubu Island

which is in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

on the North Eastern corner of the Kalahari Desert.

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Weekly Weather: Thunderstorm

Weekly Weather

Tuesday-PC-Wk103-Future

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Future

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During our first safari in Africa…we all agreed that without the animals…

Africa provided very little to see

that we could not see at home.

Or at least in other closer countries.

I firmly believe that the future of

African tourism (at least) lies with

these babies of their species.

Giraffe and Elephant…Botswana 2014.

Lion Cubs…Greater Kruger National Park…2013.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Alone

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Alone

Not sure if my images fit ‘alone’ or ‘a lone’…

Early morning at Corio Bay

This lone fisher man was certainly alone.

 Sighting a tree, either dead…

or alive was something rare as we travelled the

north-eastern reaches of the Kalahari Desert.

A few days later, in the Okavango Delta

we sighted this lone leopard which was

kind enough to pose for some photos.

A couple more from home.

Monday this week I decided to go for a drive

to see what I could see…and take a few photos.

I found single eucalypts scattered throughout

paddocks as is usual around here.

And a few weeks ago I discovered

this stick insect, I think,

clinging to the rear bumper of my car.

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