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While the African wildlife…

…soon lost its novelty value…

…never, was an animal sighting less than awesome.

 

 

Although uncommon visitors to our car,

the Yellow Billed Hornbill was

a common sight during our African Safaris.

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One-Word-Sunday-Shelter

 

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A young giraffe sheltering from

the noon-day sun in Botswana.

Perhaps trying to shelter would be

a more suitable description.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Shelter

Lens-Artist-PC-49-Favourite-Things

 

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Some of my favourite things are my cameras.

Cameras, lenses and travel allows me to…

…get up close to wildlife.

They also allow me to capture and keep nature

when she puts on a grand display…

 

 

…and also the not so grand displays.

 

Even foggy mornings can produce good results.

And when Mother Nature is a bit sluggish

getting out of bed, technology has advanced so much

that we can now capture lights prior to daylight.

Finally there are landscapes and many other

subjects to be found everywhere.

And there is also…

…raindrops on roses….

…and whiskers on kittens…

…brown paper packages tied up with strings

🙂 🙂 These are a few of my favourite things.  🙂 🙂

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Favourite-Things

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Favourite-Things

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Favourite-Things

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Favourite-Things

 

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Mostly blending shots this week..

I think this is a Crimson Shrike which did not

blend into anything that I recall.

The Springbok Duiker, on the other hand

was almost always invisible.


I would have thought an animal as tall as

the surrounding vegetation would

be easy to spot…always.

However, this one proved me wrong. 

A few paces into the taller bush and it was gone. 

May have been standing behind a tree laughing at me.

Whatever the case it was invisible.

Time for a late afternoon nap. 

Can you see all six? 

That’s why guides tell us not to leave the vehicle.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Blending-In-or-Standing-Out

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Blending-In-or-Standing-Out

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Blending-In-or-Standing-Out

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Blending-In-Standing-Out

 

Cee-BW-Challenge-Tongues-Tails

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Tails and tongues.

This view was described as the (w)hole of Africa

I never did find out which spelling was meant, however,

judging by the chuckles that came with the comment

there was every chance there was no ‘W’.

More eagle than tail…I fear

And I just love this shot

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge: Tongues-Tails

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WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Animals-in-Nature

 

 

 

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