One Word Photo Challenge-Journey






Whenever we…
have travelled…

across international borders…

a passport has been required.

However, if you are an…

African elephant…

 all you need do is find that shallow part of the river…

and you can walk from Botswana to Namibia

to complete your journey.


It can become a bit of a hazard…

if your legs are short.

These photos are a compilation…

of two river crossing we sighted…

while in Botswana.

It was interesting to watch the leader…

change course in mid stream and I can only assume

it/they were following the shallowest path.

Equally amazing…

was watching the older elephants…

take care of the very little in the family…

ensuring they also had a safe crossing.


 One Word Photo Challenge: Journey





Recreation varies from person to person.

I used to think of this as recreation when in my late teens, early twenties. 

Cycling can be a sport or recreational.

For me, it was always recreational.


Our safari guide had his own form

of recreational activity.

The twenty-minute power nap!

I managed to capture a couple of half decent photos…

of this sport/recreational activity at Torquay…

during a morning in which I was

pursuing my own recreational activity.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Recreation


Weekly Photo Challenge-Waiting



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



We sighted this pied kingfisher, I think…

in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region.


He waited.  

I waited.


He waited.

I waited.

He waited.

I waited.

The above shots are contiguous shots.

Even after jumping 25 shots he is only looking.


 Then, wham!

Waiting over!

It’s breakfast time.

 The photos are not as crisp as I would have liked.

This part of the reason.

First shot straight out of the camera.

Severe cropping.



One Word Photo Challenge-Island






My island in the sun is Lekhubu Island… in Botswana’s

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, 

on the North Eastern edge of the

Kalahari Desert.

Once surrounded by water,this island is now covered with…

ancient baobab trees.

What Lekhubu Island lacked in facilities…

it made up for with these ancient trees…

 which provided a wonderful frame

for our sunset…

and sunrise.


 One Word Photo Challenge: Island


Black and White Tuesday17-2908


Black and White Tuesday


Lekhubu Island…whether in…


or black and white…

is still…

an interesting place to spend a night.

 Even if only for the sunset…




Colour version in OWPC



Hope you enjoyed.