Wood from all over.
Horsham Botanic Gardens Statue.
Buninyong mining statue
Chessboard knight…or just a clever carving.
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.
Misery Creek Bridge.
A Few years ago a falling tree bought more misery
to what remained of Misery Creek 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
Melbourne’s Yarra River
Finally, a bridge to nowhere.
The Grampians…the southern end of
Australia’s Great Dividing Range
Two views of…
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.
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.
Kalahari Scrub Robin
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.
Summer Shadows in…
Africa provided my pairs for this post.
sighted in Kruger National Park.
Pair of elephants
A pair of Fish Eagles in Botswana.
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…
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.