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As always size is relative.

Mother and big baby, with a real baby

added courtesy of Photoshop.

Baby, baby elephant would still weigh

between 100-200 kg (220-440 lbs). 

At birth they weigh around 90 kg/200 pounds

 

An African Dung Beetle.

Agapanthus flowers consist of many smaller flowers.

Bees can still fit inside these smaller flowers,

brushing tiny stamen to ensure pollen

is carried to and received from,

other plants.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Small-Subjects

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Two of my BW submissions 

for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge last week…

Not a great deal of difference…

 

 

…between bW and colour.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Lens-Artist-PC-My-Travels

 

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Apologies for the delay with my post,

it has been one of those weeks.

I was also procrastinating about how to approach this challenge

and eventually decided to post some images

from our two safaris in Africa, as I have

posted some of the BW shots on Gurushots

during the week for some fun.

All the hornbills have a stern look about them;

a bit like my Grade 2 teacher used to look. 

Like her they look stern but are fun to have around.

The African  Starling…a far prettier bird than our variety.

Thirsty elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Also still at a Delta camp this

Lilac Breasted Roller posed for us.

Back in South Africa two 6-8 week old lion cubs came

to within twenty-feet of our vehicle.

It was the quietest, but noisiest (cameras)

twenty minutes of our trip.

 

If you are wondering, mum was, she was about 50 metres away…

…no doubt relieved that her tail was no longer

the centre of their attention.

Why Africa? 

At the moment we are in the final stages

of organising another safari for 2020.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: My-Travels

 

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Relative size of babies is interesting.

The average baby elephant weighs

around 90 kg / 200 pounds at birth.


Whereas mini us is considered big if it weighs in at 4.5 kg/10 pounds.

In 2011-2012 the average weight of an

Australian adult male was in the high 80 kgs

whereas the average weight of an

Australian female had just topped 71 kgs. 

The heaviest adult elephant weight I have

heard quoted is 13,200 pounds/6,000 kg

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Relative

Wits-End-PC-Strength

 

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