Word-of-Day-Challenge-Speed

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speed

the rate at which someone or something moves
or operates or is able to move or operate
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While I would prefer to be in a vehicle

when trying to outrun

an African elephant

which can move at a speed

of 40 kilometres per hour…

 

 

…it would need to be a speedy vehicle

to outrun a cheetah

which can attain speeds

of 80–130 kilometres an hour.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Typical

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typical

having the distinctive qualities of a particular
type of person or thing.

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African elephants have larger ears

than their Asian  cousin. 

They are, in fact, simply larger.

 

 

Age doesn’t matter all Labradors love

to eat, sleep and play.

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BirdWeeklyPC-African-Bird-Reflections

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As there is no challenge this week

I decided to post a second reflection post,

this week it is

Africa Bird Reflections.

Sighted in Kruger National Park…

…no idea of bird’s identity.

 

Ninety-nine percent certain

that above and below

images are…

…of Egyptian Geese in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

 

 

 African Heron

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

 

 

Yellow Billed Hornbill. 

One of the welcoming committee

at Savuti Camp

Botswana.

 

 

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BirdWeekly:…41-Birds-in-Reflection

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Unexpected-Focus

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During our first visit to Africa

I had my camera set on AUTO focus…

…which resulted in more than

one or two with an

unexpected focus.

 

I certainly did not want an image

of these branches when there

was a shy impala species

on the rock mound.

Similarly I was trying to capture

on-coming vehicles and

not the window frame.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:…Unexpected-Focus

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BirdWeeklyPC-Fish-Eating-Birds

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Botswana Kingfisher

hovers in wait…

 

 

Got it… 

 

 

…and away for an Okavango Delta lunch.

 

Going…

 

Going…

 

…almost gone…in

South Africa’s

Kruger National Park

 

 

 

 

African Fish Eagle…their name suggests a fish diet. 

 

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BirdWeekly:…Birds-Which-Eat-Fish-As-Primary-Diet

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FOWChallenge-Swim

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swim

*  propel the body through water by using the limbs,
or (in the case of a fish or other aquatic animal) by
using fins, tail, or other bodily movement.
*  be immersed in or covered with liquid.

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It was difficult to tell which definition

Hippos were adhering to…

 

…if they were not actually swimming

they were certainly immersed in water.


These fish were a totally different story being

both immersed and swimming in,

their watery home in the lobby

of our Vancouver Island Hotel.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Swim

BirdWeeklyPC-Birds-I-Love

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It  took a while to see the personality

in Africa’s Yellow Billed Hornbills. 

For a time I thought they looked fierce… 

….like its cousin the

Monteiro’s Hornbill.

 


The ugly duckling of the hornbills is

the Ground Hornbill, an endangered species,

which looks more like a turkey to me.

 

Ground Hornbill

These ugly ducklings have a pop of red

around heir eyes and head…

 

And I’m sure many a woman

would kill for those eyelashes.

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In our own backyard,

both literally and figuratively…

…we have a family of…

…New Holland Honey Eater’s in residence.

They can be found frequenting our native trees

when in flower.

 

I’m  not sure if this is Mum or Dad,

but it was talking to the family teens

is my guess….and getting nowhere..

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BirdWeekly:…Birds-I-Love

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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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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Animal-Carvings-Statues

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Knight to King three

Melbourne Zoo

Tower of London.

 

A Roman eagle.

Aardvark,

Botswana.

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From Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain  …

…owls, and…

…and an eagle.

 

A Geelong floor covering shop window

during football finals.

Kwa Nokeng Lodge,

Botswana

This image has been tagged as a

Moorabool Valley (Geelong) tags.

Personally I think it belongs with

New Zealand images

Statue of a Tusker at

Letaba Rest Camp,

home to the

Elephant Museum,

in Kruger National Park.

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