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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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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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Weekly Photo Challenge-Eye-Spy

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Eye Spy

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I began searching for a photo which I did not find.  Instead I spied…

hawk_N2133this African Hawk, (hopefully someone know’s its name)…
horn-bill_N2141A Hornbill…all of which have an evil stare,

but are fun to have around.
leopard_N2154Thses eyes are looking for something…
leopard_N2149just not sure what.

elephant_N2144Taken from near our tent, this gentle giant decided he was going the long way around to the water hole this day.

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This is why I love Africa.

Zoos don’t let you get so close as this…

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Fly

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My contribution for this week’s

 Word of the Week Challenge…

Fly

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A late entry this week.

fly_0053Birds in full flight…

fly_0629Difficult to capture…but well worth the effort.

hornbill_0033A  hornbill escaping with a morsel…

fly_0410while our Cessena’s shadow remains on the tarmac…

fly_0412as we lift off at Maun airport, to fly over the Okavango Delta.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–Fly

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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Wordless Wednesday-Hornbill

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Ground Hornbill

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Towards the end of a long hot day we sighted a family of

Ground Hornbill in Kruger National Park.
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Overall, not the most attractive bird I have seen, however….

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….those eyelashes….. 

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….and those eyes…..

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Craftyspices.com_Wordless Wednesday

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