FOWChallenge-Corpse

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Depending on which definition/dictionary you read,

a corpse is primarily that of a human and not animal. 

However some definitions contain both human and animal. 

Not having many photos of animal corpses

and none of a human corpse, 

I have opted for the animal variety.

Part of an elephant skeleton

judging by its size and teeth.

Not all that difficult to find skeletal remains

scattered around the African countryside.

And I think that mound in the water

was a recently alive hippopotamus.

I was more interested getting past it

than taking a close look.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Corpse

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A highlight of our first African Safari was this.

Standing under Tembo’s head.

Tembo was then a six ton,

thirty year old elephant.

When he was younger he became ill-tempered

just after his mother was killed, or died,

and he had killed six hippopotamus.

With this knowledge it did take some courage

to step in under his trunk and tusks.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Fences-Gates

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Some local and African fences.

Never did like this kind of fence.

 Quick and relatively east to erect.  

Difficult to maintain.

 

Same applies to this wire netting fence.

‘Although I would love to have watched how

the tree trunk post in the ground.

Definitely hard work.

A few weeks ago…

I posted this image and told how a work colleague said

she would not visit Africa because of scenes like this.

 

I never did show her this image of

an early morning passerby

taken by the light from our tent

and only a 42 inch high fence between us.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Fences-Gates

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Horns

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None of my domestic livestock had horns to photograph.

Thank goodness for Africa.

An Impala with an impressive set.

A pair of itchy…

…Giraffe horns.

Finally this horn appears to be too heavy to carry.

Or is it just sad because it is a Zoo rhino?

Safe from poachers but still in captivity.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Horns

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge-Unusual-Perspectives

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Random shots again this week.

A couple of years ago after swinging wide in our drive

I had cause to photograph my car from this angle.

Plastic vs concrete?

  No prizes for guessing which comes off second best.

Breakfast time in the garden.

 

 

My photos invariably end up back in Africa.

I had never seen a tusk so close

prior to our visit to Elephant Whispers.

Nor had I sighted the teeth either.

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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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