FOWChallenge-Bound

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Bounding movement is my focus today.

And where better to look for ‘bound’ than African wildlife. 

This impala bounding along with us for a while.

Kudu burning off some evening energy. 

 

As were these Springbok on the outskirts of Johannesburg. 

This was our introduction to African wildlife.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Bound

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

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These Impala at their watering hole was one

of our first 2013 sightings…

  in Kruger National Park…

 This Jackal was too nervous to come

too close to us in Botswana, 2014.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-I-or-J

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One Word Photo Challenge-Drink

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Drink.

Apart from this week’s theme…
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my entry this week was inspired by a similar photo

which won the

Wild Life Photographer of the Year 

award, some years back.

impala_drinking_0329bThe quality of my photo is nowhere near as good

however, it was my first and only sighting

of Impala at a waterhole in 2013.

So I think it not bad. 🙂

 One Word Photo Challenge:Drink

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One Word Photo Challenge-Dodge

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Dodge.

 

I’m not sure if this is a one photo challenge or not.

I hope…not.

impala_0396Because this series of photos…

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 shows impalas bouncing…

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dodging…

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and galloping…

impala_0400for fun…

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Kruger National  Park.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Dodge

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Motion

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Motion

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I have posted all sorts of motion this week.

corio-bay_5803The bow wave, on Corio Bay, indicates motion.

runningImpala_0409aThis impala was more energetic…

impala_0399as were these.

elephant_0960aThe motion created by the clear off head wave is gorgeous…

as long as one is not too close.

elephants_0453In the afternoon sun…motionless was the way to go.

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And we all held our collective breaths when this motion began.

And we all hoped that the baby,

about two feet at the shoulders,

would make it across.

They were snorkling to Namibia

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Broken

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My contribution for

Word of the Week Challenge

this week.

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Some broken African animals…

skeleton_0747I know this is a recent repost…but to me it is broken…

skeleton_0330along with this elephant skeleton…

skelton_0285and this one, too.
elephant_0637While the tusk is the subject…

it’s hard to think animal as majestic as this,

can be reduced to a pile of dried up bones.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–“Broken”

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Play

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My contribution for

Word of the Week Challenge

this week.

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My first sight of African animals…

impala_0504 was these bontebok…

impala_0505enjoying an early morning frolic…

impala_0509around their paddock…
impala_0510in Johannesburg.

There could be some blesbok among this group.  

To my eye they are very similar,

but both members of the antelope family.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE–“Play”

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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Travel Theme-Short

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My Travel Theme for this week.

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I hope I have correctly remembered the names of two of the smallest antelopes we sighted in Kruger National Park.

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My first offering is the Steenbok.

Steenbok_0468bThe Steenbok is a small, finely built member of the antelope family, only growing to 52 cm at the shoulder.

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Grysbok-45_0549b Finally, I am not sure if this is Sharpe’s Grysbok or the Cape Grysbok.  We have Sharpe marked in our book but both the photos of Sharpe’s Grysbok have horns whereas the Cape Grysbok is not sporting horns in either the male of female.  Therefore I am tending to lean towards the Cape Grysbok.  Please let me know which it is if you are familiar with the grysboks.

It makes my short list because it only grows to 45 cm at the shoulder and looks at lot smaller when sitting up in a vehicle.  The grysboks we sighted tended to graze in, around, behind and under bushes as this one did.  This is the best photo I have of a grysbok.

18/11/2013
Thank you de Wets Wild for clarifying that this photo is indeed of a female Sharpe’s Grysbok. I should never have doubted MGW’s recording of animals sighted 🙂

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Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Short

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