Weekly Photo Challenge-Temporary

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Temporary

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My temporary photos are from Botswana.

With tent in hand our guide walked over and pointed out

what he claimed to be a hippopotamus track out of the

water…and then promptly dropped the tent

in the middle of the track.

We were next door neighbours and totally safe.

No self respecting hippo would come near us…

not with the nocturnal sounds emanating

from our fearless leader in the tent next door.

At Savuti Camp guide No. 2 is stalking a kudu

which wanted to follow its regular path to water.

The kudu is almost invisible (camouflaged)

over the guide’s left shoulder.

 The kudu did find the long way around our temporary camp.

Some of the bird life, particularly the Hornbills,

enjoyed some easy won food during our stay.

Finally, we enjoy some respite from the sun

during our lunch break.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Peek

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Peek

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M peeks are from South Africa.

Should…

not…

be…

any…

 

reason…

for…

 

any…

further…

commentary.

These eyes were all taken in

Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.

The lions, both cubs and adults were no more

than twenty feet from our vehicle.

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Week 108

Giants

Upon seeing this week’s theme, my first thoughts were of Africa’s Gentle Giants.

Gentle enough to walk between two vehicles…

But still ready to tell you where to go

or they will really get cross.

Finally this is an experience I will never forget.

  A six ton, thirty year old male who had killed

several hippos in a fit of youthful rage

after his mother was killed or died.

And he still remembered our guide

who raised him after he lost his mother.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Giants

One Word Photo Challenge-Journey

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My

Journey

 Challenge

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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.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Journey

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