Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk237-Transition

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transition

the process or a period of changing
from one state or condition to another.

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My guess is…

…young adult, teenager and toddler…

…all being herded by Mum.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk237 – Transition

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk218-Tiny

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Size is relative…is it not?

Mother and her offspring. 

Still, the baby elephant may weigh

several hundred kilograms.

A tiny dung beetle with

a relatively large ball of dung.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk218 – Tiny

Word-of-Day-Elephant

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I just drooled when I saw today’s Word of the Day.

Followers will know…

…that I am not short of…

 

…elephant photos.

Swimming elephants.

 

 

Elephants wandering past our accommodation.

Who knows how many passed by during the night.

 

 

Thirsty elephants on

The Okavango Delta.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Elephant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Animals

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Some of animal and bird sightings

in Africa.

Warthog…Botswana Rhino Sanctuary

Hyena…outside camp in Kruger National Park.

The first sighting of many that day.

A Zebra crossing…Kruger National Park

 

African Starling…Kruger National Park

So much pettier than its

Australian cousins.

African Pearl Spotted Owl.

Kruger National Park

African Harrier Hawk…Kruger National Park

Impala…Kruger National Park

King of the Pride…Kruger National Park

Unlikely to be boss, though.

Friends for life…Chobe National Park, Botswana.

 

 

Zebra…Botswana

Crimson Breasted Shrike…Botswana

Hornbill in Okavango Delta Camp…Botswana

Painted Wild Dog in Okavango Delta Camp…Botswana

Posers…Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana

Leopard in Okavango Delta…Botswana

Finally, the totally unexpected animal sighted in Africa.

Although after passing through a few Kalahari villages

we did get used to seeing donkeys.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk167-Outdoors

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Some outdoor scenes

from Botswana.

Sunset at Lekhubu Island.

 

Our campsite at Lekhubu Island.

 

 

 

During a game drive from one of our Okavango Delta camps

we came across these elephants.

Our guides estimated we sighted

over 1,000 elephants that day.

Simply fascinating.

Our flight over The Okavango Delta…

…was equally as fascinating…

 

 

…as our game drives.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Three

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African threes this week.

The Matriarch

 

A road block…and two sets of threes

Zebras really know how to posse for tourists.

 

Three mongoose, or should that be mongeese?

On watch.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Small-Subjects


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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

Black_White

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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