Cees-MWMChallenge-April-E-Words

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Ewe and lamb

Ostrich eye at the

Kempton Park Game Lodge

Johannesburg

Eland

Werribee Open Range Zoo

(between Melbourne and Geelong)

 

Ring Necked Dove

Khiama Rhinoceros Sanctuary,

Botswana

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Cee’s-MWMChallenge-April-E-Words

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Fortunate

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fortunate

*  bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain
*  receiving some unexpected good
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This warthog was fortunate that we

were only shooting with

Nikon and Canon DSLRs

 

We think we are fortunate to have

a happy and healthy

Granddaughter.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Warty

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warty

A hard rough lump growing on the skin,
caused by infection with certain viruses
and occurring typically on thehands or feet.
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Is a warthog warty?

 

Well, sort of, according to Google 

However, the “warts” that give warthogs their

name are actually protective bumps.

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FOWChallenge-Vestige

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vestige

a trace or remnant of something that is disappearing
or no longer exists.
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This African rhino may be one of the last vestiges of

African/Asian rhinos which numbered

around 500,000 rhinos in Africa and Asia

at the start of the twentieth century.

This number had plummeted to

a mere 70,000 by the 1970s.

Fast forward another 50 years and this number

has been again decimated to

just 27,000 rhinos in the wild,

mainly due to poaching

and loss  of habitat.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Vestige

BirdWeeklyPC-Birds-Beginning-with-D

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Mallard Duck

All my life I have called these, Water Fowl. 

Google tells me they are, Dusky Moorhens.

 

Australasian Darters.

African Darter.

Ring Necked Dove,

Botswana.

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BirdWeekly:…Birds-Beginning-With-Letter-D

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Warning

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warning

a statement or event that warns of something
or that serves as a cautionary example.
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The cable ferry over the Daintree River.

No mention of the crocodile infested water

we were crossing.

With such a short crossing one wonders

why anyone would contemplate

leaving their vehicle

 



I thought an unusual sign on a path.

 


Khama Rhino Sanctuary,

Botswana.

I would have thought 50 metres too close.

However, anecdotal evidence tells of

silly tourists and wild animals.

 

 

It’s a wonder hubby was wanted

after daycare at London’s Flyinghorse

When eucalypts grow to to the road’s edge

these signs warn us of Koalas.

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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