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

Black_White

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Pairs

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Pairs from Africa.

and from Kruger National PArk.

The Rhinos being the exception today.

We sighted these at the

Khama Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana.

This sanctuary has a twenty-four hour military guard

with a ‘shoot first ask questions later‘ brief.

Remarkable how cheeky young elephants are.

By far my favourite pair.

Nosy and Rosy at six weeks of age.

An unexpected game drive produced this sighting on

our last evening in South Africa in October 2013.

During September 2014 Limpy their mother was euthanized.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk135_ Memories

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It was a toss-up but decided to stay in Africa

for my memories post

Scuba diving in Botswana.

 

The longest Rhino horn my eyes have sighted

Our first close encounter with lions.

Not sure who got the biggest shock…our driver or the lioness.

‘Limpy’ as she was known was on the track around a corner

and very nearly was run over.  But she settled

about 15-20 feet away and posed for photos.

A zebra crossing in Kruger National Park.

And last, but by no means least…the cubs.Meet Nosy and Rosy…my name for these two cubs.

Their mother, Limpy, shooed  them down to  watch the strange tourists

on the condition they sat on the elephant dung

which was about 10-15 feet from us.

This was an unexpected, last night, game drive.

We sat in near silence, our cameras clicking away madly.

After about twenty minutes we had to leave as the sun was going down.

A memory we will never forget as we had

an African artist convert one image to a drawing

for our living room wall, so the memory lives on.

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