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Some random beautiful and bigs…

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Big and beautiful, although

in the process of telling us to move on.

Finally, the Sydney Opera House.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Big-Can-Bbe-Beautiful-Too

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Big-Can-Be-Beautiful-Too

 

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African babies taking shelter Baby giraffe sheltering in the shade.

 

 

Baby elephant sheltering among the family adults.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Shelter

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This past week, I read…

or heard that an elephant’s wrinkles…

are designed to keep it cool.

So that will be my excuse for wrinkles as I near

the beginning of my eight decade.  🙂

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October 2018 Photography Inspirations: Tall Buildings

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When I saw the challenge was strength… 

I immediately thought of elephants.


These gentle giants know they have the strength

to damage a vehicle but it is

only now and again they do so.   

And then it is probably a young male or rogue,

both of which have not been

disciplined by their family

On our first visit to Africa we were told

that if an elephant is in a bad mood

it will possibly rip you rear view mirror

from your car, then

hand it back through the window. 

Up until now I have only met happy elephants.  

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Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge: Strength

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I turned to nature for details

again this week.A Red Headed Weaver

 

Not often we can get this close to  a giraffe.


The gives a trunk a whole new look.


A tusk

I did not know that twice the circumference of

an elephant’s front foot equalled the distance

from its shoulder to the ground.

 Or, that its front foot is circular…


while its rear feet were oval in shape.


And while I took  those photos it was

keeping an eye on me.

 

Admittedly I have edited this photo

to accentuate the stripes.


However, I could not have achieved that clarity

if it had been the other end of the zebra. 

This is both ends of one animal.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Devil-is-in-the-Details

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Only found this challenge on Sunday.

Could not resist joining especially with

Animals as this week’s challenge.

 

Travelled all the way to Botswana’s

Chobe National Park to be blurted at by a giraffe.

International travel African style.

Crossing the Chobe River from

Botswana into Namibia.

Because this fellow was on a river bank,

we did not take much notice of him.

 

This was a different story though.

Not a happy local.

Our first, and to date our only pride of lions

sighted relaxing on a road well-travelled.

 

This shot gave me goose bumps on my arms.

Limpy, a lame lioness, was only

about 15 feet from our open vehicle.

She appeared to be looking down my camera lens

straight in to my eye.

That’s one of her cubs  having fun with mum’s tail below.

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Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Animals-in-Nature

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Future

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During our first safari in Africa…we all agreed that without the animals…

Africa provided very little to see

that we could not see at home.

Or at least in other closer countries.

I firmly believe that the future of

African tourism (at least) lies with

these babies of their species.

Giraffe and Elephant…Botswana 2014.

Lion Cubs…Greater Kruger National Park…2013.

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