Cee-BW-Challenge-Large-Subjects

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Burj Khalifa…the largest/tallest building

I have ever been in.

An elephant’s ear…rather larger

than any other ear, I have seen.

However, those ears look right at home

on their owner.

 


Californian Redwood in Geelong Gardens

A Giant Baobab Tree on

Lekhubu Island, Botswana.

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge:…Large-Subjects

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Ross Fountain

Butchart Gardens,

Vancouver Island

Canada

Tudor Garden

Hamilton Gardens

New Zealand

Italian Renaissance

Hamilton Gardens

New Zealand

sunken Garden

Butchart Gardens,

Vancouver Island

Canada

Geelong Botanical Gardens

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Gardens

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Gardens

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Gardens

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Gardens

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Rogue

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an elephant or other large wild animal living
apart from the herd and having savage
or destructive tendencies.
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Meet Tembo the Elephant who for

a short period of his life was

described as rogue.

After his mother died he went rogue

and killed four hippopotamus.

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Cheetah at

Moholoholo Wildlife

Rehabilitation Centre,

South Africa

Not the same cheetah,

but a cheetah just the same.

And my hand came away in tact.

Eiffel Tower

Giraffe Horns

Ever wondered if an elephant had teeth.

Now you know.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Wild-Weird-Perspectives

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Three-Angles

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I have probably cheated a bit this week…

…but it was the best I could do.

A sight our guide described as the whole of Africa  🙂

 

Finally something we won’t get to

experience again this year.

A few months back I received a Facebook comment

that visitors can no longer do this.

I did not ask why, maybe the elephant died.

However, more likely is that tourists (in their wisdom)

did not listen to, and follow, very specific instructions

as happened on this day.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Three-Angles

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FOWChallenge-Pressure

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pressure

continuous physical force exerted on or against
an object by something in contact with it.
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If my memory is any good

…my Grade 6 teacher told us that

the pressure (per square inch) under

a woman’s high heel shoe is greater than

the pressure per square inch under

an elephants foot.

 

Fifty-one years later I captured these images

which may help explain why it is indeed

a lesser pressure under an elephant’s foot.

However, I try to keep my toes away

from elephants and high heels!  🙂

Didn’t want to look foolish so I just asked Google

“What exerts more pressure-per-square inch when walking

a 100 lb woman in high heels or a 6,000 lb elephant

in bare feet?

[At the moment when only the heel rests on the ground.]

(Stiletto heels have an area of about 1/16 of a square inch.

Elephants, unlike humans, walk with two feet

on the ground at a time.

Each foot is about 40 square inches.

Thus, the woman “wins” by far

more than 1,500 psi versus 75 psi.)”

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I like this photo.

And my subject wasn’t going to be

moved for love nor money.

A work colleague of six years ago asked what this was.

I guess it’s not often we see elephant trunks

up close like this.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Unusual

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With dreams of Africa again next year,

my Details post comes from where else…Africa.  🙂

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Our first 2013 elephant sighting in

South Africa’s

Kruger National Park…

….did not provide any more detail

than we would note at a zoo.

Even this tusk while showing more detail

is still a cropped effort from a fair distance,

therefore not really good.

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However, upon our arrival at Elephant Whispers,

Tembo, a 6 ton male, helped us out.

Note the eye and lashes.

 

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Not to mentioned the size of

the nail clippers required

to keep his feet manicured.  🙂

By now you have realised he is

on the ground for inspection.

MGW found a warm spot under her hand.

She blushed a bit when told it was

the heat from his testicles.

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Although no-one in our group wore one

many local females (from memory)

were wearing a wrist bracelet

made from elephant tail hair.

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Not a cabbage leaf, rather the rear side Tembo’s ear.

Apparently the flapping of ears

helps with air conditioning the body.

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Note the wear and tear of life on the tusk.

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While  in the area of tusks, this is a sight

I have never before seen, or am likely to see again.

A work colleague of 2013 did not recognise

this view of Tembo’s trunk.

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Want to know how tall an elephant is?

Step 1.   Ask it to lie-down on the ground.

Step 2.   Measure circumference of its front foot.

Multiply circumference by 2.0 and you have

the height of its shoulder from the ground.

Therefore, a 1.5 metre foot circumference is

equal to 3.0 metres tall at the shoulder.

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Elephants have four toes on their front feet,

and only three toes on their rear feet which

are also a very different shape.

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Lots of living showing on the tusks.

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However…

…there were other things to think of

rather than look at all those details

while we were under Tembo’s trunk.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Detail

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Detail

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Detail

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Detail