Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk232-Emergent

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These almost pre-historic animals

are certainly not in the

emergent category.In fact they are in just the opposite category

in that numbers are declining significantly

each with close to 1,000 being

poached each year.

 

Between 2013 and 2018 (inclusive) Africa lost

(according to Google) 6,979

of these magnificent animals

to poachers (click link for details),

which is why there are now sanctuaries

guarded 24/7 by military sharpshooters.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk232 – Emergent

Lens-Artist-PC-96-Cropping

 

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I have a dislike for…

…spiders.

 

However, I think this is creepier

and it was in our garden.

Crimson Breasted Shrike,

before…

…and after cropping.

 

 

A Kruger National Park

Zebra…..before

….and after cropping and editing.

 

Finally…

Straight out of camera…

 

 

First crop.

I  estimated that horn to be

around three feet in length.

 

 

 

Second crop.

This rhino (and its mates) have

a 24/7 military guard.

The guards have orders to

shoot first and asked questions later.

We did not test the veracity

of this statement!

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Cropping

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Cropping

 

 

FOWChallenge-Publish

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publish

prepare and issue
(a book, journal, or piece of music)
for public sale
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Perhaps not for public sale

(although I would be happy to sell copies)…

…I have prepared for our own memories

several coffee table books about

our recent travels.

 

Lekhubu Island.

 

Botswana’s Khama Rhino Sanctuary

is home to more than rhinos.

 

 

An abundance of wildlife in the Okavango Delta.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Publish

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Lens-Artist-PC-81-Something-Red

 

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A variety of reds.

First, the most obscure…the Red Rump Parrot.

 

The eye of

South Africa’s

Ground Hornbill.

 

A shot which could only

be taken in London.

 

 

One Dahlia…

 

…and another Dahlia…

 

Red Headed Weaver,

Botswana.

 

 

Roses

 

Camellia

 

 

Dahlia.

I just could not get a background free imaage of this…

Crimson Shrike.

Sighted in Botswana.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Something-Red

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Something-Red

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Something-Red

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   Something-Red

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Vibrant-Colours

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A re-post which I believe fits this challenge…

…as does this.

Either a Red Breasted or Crimson Breasted Shrike.

Sighted in Botswana.

A Rainbow Lorikeet at

Balyang Sanctuary,

Geelong.

Finally, some seasonal vibrant colours.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Smudge

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Smudge is/was a very timid rescue cat when

we purchased him a few days prior to Christmas 2018.

Still is afraid of the new things in life.

 

During the winter Smudge and Taji

have become good friends

and gradually Smudge has been

following Taji over near our house.

This (Sunday) morning Smudge

came to within 5 or 6 metres

of the verandah and posed

while I captured this photo.

It still doesn’t take much to get him bounding

back to his home, however, he is getting better.

Perhaps he should be called

Big, Brave Puss

instead of Smudge.  🙂

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Open-Topic

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Signs

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Signs from two continents.

Botswana’s Khama Rhino Sanctuary

has this sign displayed inside the camp.

Hard to imagine this sign necessary.

 

 

Visitors to Melbourne will see this sign in

the Bourke Street Mall.

 

Hosier Lane is a mecca for tourists,

photographers and street artists alike.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Signs

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Sanctuary

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Khama Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana….

…provides sanctuary (against poachers)

not only for rhinos…

 

…but also to a multitude of wildlife…

…and birdlife…

 

…which choose to call the Sanctuary, home.

The sanctuary is guarded 24/7 by members

of Botswana’s Army who are told to

shoot first and ask questions after.

At least that is the story we were told

and I wasn’t going to test its veracity.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Sanctuary

Cee-BW-Challenge-Construction

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Pouring concrete for a house slab.

Not the same house but didn’t look too good.

Because this was all that was left of

the Khama Rhino Sanctuary’s amenities in Botswana

when we visited  in 2014….

All the amenities were contained….

in temporary buildings during our overnight visit.

Construction  on a new version of this temporary building

had commenced and should be completed now.

Even the street we walked in Brugge was

under construction in 2016.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Construction

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