FOWChallenge-Ivory

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ivory

a hard creamy-white substance composing the main part of the tusks

of an elephant, walrus, or narwhal, often (especially formerly)

used to make ornaments and other articles

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An Elephant tusk...

…at close range.

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Big-Small

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Commencing in Melbourne’s

Werribee Open Range Zoo.

A big and small horn on a white rhinoceros.

Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Even the ‘small’ is big by our standards.

Mum, Dad and family on a hot day in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa..

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Big-and-Small

Lens-Artist-PC-66-Frame-Filling

 

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Nature’s frame fillers.

Flowers…

…from…

…Geelong’s…

…Botanic…

…Gardens.

Also…

..some…

…Dahlias…

…from…

…the…

…the nearby

Winchelsea Dahlia Farm.

Arches in a Dubai Mall.

Finally, back to South Africa…

 

…for some…

…wildlife.

This is/was ‘Limpy’ the lioness.

She was no more than twenty feet from my camera

 

One  of my zebra images on a client’s wall.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Frame-Filling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Frame-Filling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Frame-Filling

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Frame-Filling

 

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Line-Up

 

African lines this week.

It was truly fascinating to see these giants

at such a close distance.

 

DC Photography 13

 

Their skin, while smooth, is like…

…an ancient…

…eroded landscape.

Botswana zebras posing for my camera.

A zebra crossing in Kruger National Park.

Thirsty impalas.

 

Our first images of African wild life.

Late afternoon and like all animals

they were out for some fun.

The following year we were locked out.

Probably a good idea in hindsight because the horn

would go right through before they thought of stopping.

An

African Harrier Hawk

conducting its pre-flight check.

Airborne and still looking good.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Line-Up

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Spontaneous

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spontaneous

performed or occurring as a result of a sudden impulse
or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus.

About eight years ago MGW

came home from work one day…

…and asked would I like to go on an African Safari.

The question was spontaneous to me,

however she had been talking to

a work colleague who had decided to go.

 

So began planning for our 2013 African Safari.

As we were boarding our plane to return to Australia

we received a 25% discount voucher

for our next flight with South African Airways.

Without giving it much thought my comment was

‘…we should make use of this and return….’

So began planning our second African Safari.

A wonderful Safari through Botswana.

Now we are finalising plans for our third

and probably final African Safari next year.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Spontaneous

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Zone

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zone

an area or stretch of land having a particular characteristic,
purpose, or use, or subject to particular restrictions.
“a pedestrian zone”

Areas of land set aside for public transport.

A zone for air travel.

 

A zone for rail travel.

And a zone for zebras crossing.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Zone

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Lens-Artist-PC-59-Angles

 

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I loved going to bed in Rondavels

and seeing……this view in South Africa’s

Kruger National Park

From South Africa to

Melbourne’s Federation Square

and its associated buildings.

This is the National Gallery of Victoria,

which Melbournians either love or hate.

Mostly the latter!

 

And I think this is a shot of the angles

above an entrance on that building. 

At least it is probably one of a kind.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Angles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Angles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Angles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Angles