SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Favourite-Photo

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I’m not sure if I could find

a favourite photo, so…

…this would have to be one of my favourite images,

after all it is not every day that one has

the opportunity to photograph

(wild) six week old lion clubs.

Also from our 2013 African Safari this zebra image

was a favourite even before it became

my first image sold.

 

 

Playing with camera settings I created this image image.

MGW loved it and it now adorns one of our walls.

Earlier this year I began to load some images

to Gurushots.com challenges.

This image has earned the greatest

number of votes for me

and has been rated in the

Top 100 images three times,

as well as finishing in the

Top 20 and Top 30 on 16 other occasions.

And I am still not sure why :-).

As I have often said I have no taste

when it comes to art.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   Favourite-Photo

Cee-BW-Challenge-L-and-K

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Candi our (Black and Tan)

Kelpie

 

LImpy the lioness in

Greater Kruger National Park

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  L-and-K

Black_White

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FriendlyFriday-The-Alternative

 

 

 

About five or six years ago were were offered

the opportunity to purchase land in the area

that was to become

South Africa’s

Greater Kruger National Park.

The idea was to build a lodge on it

and cater for the tourist trade.

Being on a Safari high….it was tempting.

The set up cost would have cleaned us out

and after living with empty pockets in the 1990s,

we do like to have a dollar in our pockets.

 

However, every now and again I wonder…..

for just a split second

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FriendlyFriday:  Alternative-Version

 

Friendly Friday

Tuesday-PC-Wk183-Sunset

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Mostly Geelong sunsets with

a few others variety.

Sunset over Namibia,

Chobe River,

Botswana, 2014.

Geelong sunset.

Our first sunset for 2019.

Geelong sunset.

Geelong sunset.

Alaskan sunset, 2018

Alaskan sunset, 2018.

From memory the Alaskan sunsets

were taken around midnight.

South African sunset, 2013

Sunset from the Sky Tower

Auckland

New Zealand

Geelong sunset

Point Lonsdale Pier

and Lighthouse

at sunset.

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One-Word-Sunday-Luck

 

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Our last evening in South Africa, 2013.

An unexpected game drive…

…produced this sighting of two 8 week old lion cubs.

Twenty minutes later and after nearly 300 photos

of lion cubs watching tourists

we departed due to failing light.

So lucky.

That was early October 2013,

their mother was dead in mid-September 2014.

Until this week we have wondered if they survived.

Yesterday (Saturday) we heard via Facebook

that they still roam the area.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Luck

FOWChallenge-Orphan

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orphan

a child whose parents are dead

At my Mother’s funeral in 2006,

a friend approached me and said

that we were both orphans, now.

Not something I had thought of

or would have said.

Sadly, this little cub was less than twelve months away

from losing it’s mother when this photo was taken,

making it an orphan in the animal world I suspect.

We never knew if it and its sibling survived.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Orphan

 

 

 

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Timing

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Still Africa this week.

We had heard of these cubs and were

lucky enough to be out and about

when the call came through.

We spent twenty minutes watching

and shooting these images as the cubs played

a mere 20 feet from our car.

In 2014 we were lucky enough to to sight

what our guides described as

‘over 1,000 elephants’

migrating through Botswana.

We were actually seeking a pride of lions,

however, we always arrived

the day after a sighting.

Bad timing.

We were also lucky to see this scene twice.

Elephants crossing the Chobe River to Namibia.

The Matriarch would chose the track across the river

and then wait on the other side until

all members were accounted for.

There was at least one baby elephant

and it made the crossing with

some helping trunks lifting it high enough

for it to breath every now and again.

Five or ten minutes later and

we would have missed both events.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Timing

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