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.
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.
From all over this week.
Not sure if this is a ‘tender moment’ or
a power play in the
Chobe National Park,
I choose to believe it is the former.
Mother gently reminding the family to keep up
in Geelong Wetland..
Horse and handler in Victoria,
My final tender moment at
the Port of Vancouver.
This one is the South African Pearlspotted Owl
if my memory and Google research are any good.
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.
the more iconic remains.
These plaster cast remains of
the population which lived in Pompeii
were the only ones on display.
The link below will take you to a
Google search with images which
I had hoped to see of Pompeii’s remains.
…puts on some stellar performances
at either end of the day.
Here the sun is setting on Namibia
and Botswana’s Chobe River.
Cee’s Black and White Challenge:
Wasn’t sure if I had pictures for today’s challenge…and then…
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.
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.
than we had in our two person tents.
Oh! The Joy!
At last there was again,
room to swing a cat. 😉
Cee’s Black and White Challenge:
Where else to find pictures of cameras and photographers…
Photographers with small lenses…
One of the elephants put its trunk into the boat to
check out the tourists…what an experience 🙂
A re-post from the Chobe River in Botswana…
it was magic.
These ellies thought that this environment was better…
while still others had a different idea…
about what was a good environment.
Our first day on the Chobe River in Botswana
and I managed to capture these shots…
My contribution for this week’s
The Chobe River is the setting for this weeks Green challenge.
and have a picnic on invitingly, cool, green grass.
middle of the river and enjoy some solitude.
However, on this day you would need to pretend
that seventy other rather large, but polite, visitors were not there.
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