Weekly Photo Challenge-Prolific

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Prolific

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The first thing which came to mind were cockatoos.

They often descend on our front or back yards

and proceed to dig it up in search of sustenance. 

 

 Not that any of them appear under-nourished. 

At least this variety, the Corella,

does not appear to be as noisy as its

cousin the Sulphur Crest.

Down under these are fairly prolific also.

I think we used to have more sheep than any other country,

however, Google tells me that China now has that honour.

Finally, one of our most memorable game drives in Botswana.

 We drove for five or six kilometres with a constant wall

of elephants progressing right to left.

The bumps on the horizon are also elephants.

Our guides estimated there were at least 1,000 elephants

in this sighting alone.

Truly a magnificent experience.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Awakening

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Awakening

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While in Europe, no matter where we were,

upon awakening each morning… 

  we seemed to be face with

crowded footpaths or roadways.

 

I often  wish we had been in our cabin,

just stepping out for breakfast to greet our passer by.

And this is the awakening I will remember

for the rest of my life.

Only light from our tent illuminating

this visitor to the waterhole.

And he was very close.

Not much if any zoom used.

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Not a great variety of bikes this week.

However, they come from many locations.

On display at a nearby market day a few years back.

 

Some of Melbourne’s ‘rent a bike’ collection.

 

Brugge bikes.

Amsterdam.

MGW was nearly run down by

a motor scooter similar to this one.

It ran a red light.

After this incident we were told

the lights were/are only a ‘suggestion’ 🙂

 

Tower of London ‘rent a bike’ collection.

The peloton nearing the end of the

Cadel Evans Classic last year.

Support vehicles and bikes.

 

Four laps of Geelong to go.

 Sorrento, Naples, motorbikes

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Usually…

I use elephants as Large Subjects.

However, this week I thought I would use

some Auckland sightings. 

 

These two are at Auckland Airport…

after a mad weekend celebrating

Number 1 Son’s engagement. 

Mad as in the travel  etc.  We party quietly!  🙂

Even this comparatively small plane

would be larger than many cars.

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One Word Photo Challenge-Manatee

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My

Manatee

 Challenge

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manatee is…

a sea cow of tropical Atlantic coasts and estuaries, 

Not living anywhere near the tropics

let alone tropical Atlantic coastline,

I thought this one would had stumped me for posting.

However, a little more research and I discovered

that I had plenty of photos of one of

the Manatee’s nearest living relatives.

Yep!   The closest living relatives to a mantee are

the Proboscidea (elephants) and

Hyracoidea (hyraxes).

This little relative of the manatee was telling us

where to go and how quickly to get there

in no uncertain manner.

I don’t have a photo of a hyrax.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Manatee

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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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