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Still Africa this week.

We had heard of these cubs and were

lucky enough to be out and about

when the call came through.

We spent twenty minutes watching

and shooting these images as the cubs played

a mere 20 feet from our car.

In 2014 we were lucky enough to to sight

what our guides described as

‘over 1,000 elephants’

migrating through Botswana.

We were actually seeking a pride of lions,

however, we always arrived

the day after a sighting.

Bad timing.

We were also lucky to see this scene twice.

Elephants crossing the Chobe River to Namibia.

The Matriarch would chose the track across the river

and then wait on the other side until

all members were accounted for.

There was at least one baby elephant

and it made the crossing with

some helping trunks lifting it high enough

for it to breath every now and again.

Five or ten minutes later and

we would have missed both events.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Timing

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Tender-Moments

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From all over this week.

Not sure if this is a ‘tender moment’ or

a power play in the

Chobe National Park,

Botswana.

I choose to believe it is the former.

Mother gently reminding the family to keep up

in Geelong Wetland..

Horse and handler in Victoria,

British Columbia,

Canada.

My final tender moment at

the Port of Vancouver.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Tender-Moments

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-December-Words

December Words


  I could not think of anything more…

sagacious . 

This one is the South African Pearlspotted Owl

if my memory and Google research are any good.

     Whether your focus is on the statue

or the wall behind, both are created by

humans but are…non-human      

 

       I have been told that this is not a very good

image, however, I think it

a great (decent??) portrayal,

in  abstract, of a spring downpour. 

The colour may not suit your walls but that

can be fixed with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

    

When we visited Pompeii…      I was expecting see some of

the more iconic remains. 

These plaster cast remains of

the population which lived in Pompeii

were the only ones on display.

 

Call me ghoulish if you wish…

however, in my youth I did want to be

an archaeologist. 

The link below will take you to a

Google search with images which

I had hoped to see of Pompeii’s remains.

Click here to see what I am referring to at Pompeii.

 

Our very own star…

…puts on some stellar performances

at either end of the day.

Here the sun is setting on Namibia

and Botswana’s Chobe River.

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Thursday’s Special: December-Words

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge:

Bathrooms-Outhouses.

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Wasn’t sure if I had pictures for today’s challenge…and then…

kharma_0024I remembered the temporary loos at

Kharma Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana.

When we visited all public areas were temporary

as the main building had burned down a few months earlier.

The rhinos, and other animals who chose to call the sanctuary home

have a twenty-four hour military guard.

No wonder all appeared very relaxed.

bath-maun_N1765Next we have the outdoor bathroom at tented camp near Maun.

Just right of the photo is the main tent.

Biggest problem with this bathroom was the cold breeze

blowing up through the floor.

I get chilly just thinking about it!

And with no roof…it was a very quick shower.

Although after no shower the night before

and the next six nights with community facilities,

up to one hundred metres from our camp site,

this was heaven.

chobe_1266Then we arrived at Chobe Lodge…

chobe_1267with more room in the bathroom area

than we had in our two person tents.

Oh! The Joy!

At last there was again,

room to swing a cat. 😉

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Cee’s Black & White: Bathrooms-Outhouses

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge:

Camera-Photos-Photographers.

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Where else to find pictures of cameras and photographers…

camera_0284but on an African Safari.

camera_0269A small video camera

camera_0074Photographers taking photos of photographers.

Photographers with small lenses…

camera_0021and long lenses.

camera_0312The Chobe River provided some with a closer elephant experience.

One of the elephants put its trunk into the boat to

check out the tourists…what an experience 🙂

camera_0305Unfortunately that was not our boat.

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Cee’s Black & White: Cameras-Photos-Photographers

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Travel Theme-Environment

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My

Environment

Travel Theme.

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A re-post from the Chobe River in Botswana…

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it was magic.

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elephants_0059These ellies thought that this environment was better…
elephants_0074while still others had a different idea…
elephants_074about what was a good environment.

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Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Environment

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Travel Theme-Energy

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My

Energy

Travel Theme.

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Our first day on the Chobe River in Botswana

and I managed to capture these shots…

sunset_0910 of our sun, just prior to setting.

sunset_0943This bundle of energy is about to set on Namibia.

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Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Energy

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