FOWChallenge-Royal

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Britain’s Royals may hang out at…

Buckingham Palace. 

Possibly sipping tea from Royal Doulton crockery.

Not certain that this Royal Doulton, though.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Royal

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I have ave opted for wildlife again today,

though mostly big cats this time.Our last excursion (in 2013) was to Tshukudu Lodge,

about twenty minutes from our base at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

We were greeted by this cheetah.

She is wild, feeds herself and

was not around for the next group.

Although…

after a hard morning of modelling and

having her ears patted

she followed us back to the Lodge

where she availed herself of

refreshments from the pond.

A local kudu up close.

This cheetah was at Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre.

Have you noticed the pearly white?

Leading the really big cats is Limpy

who was/is my favourite lioness.

She died just under twelve months after this was taken.

 

The King presiding over his pride, which…

blocking the road when first sighted.

 

How many lions can  you see?

Okay, take my photo, but I am not smiling.

By the way there is at least 6 of us in the photo above.

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More ‘detail’ photos in my

Photo a Week Challenge, this week

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Pic and Word Challenge: Detail

FOWChallenge-Bound

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Bounding movement is my focus today.

And where better to look for ‘bound’ than African wildlife. 

This impala bounding along with us for a while.

Kudu burning off some evening energy. 

 

As were these Springbok on the outskirts of Johannesburg. 

This was our introduction to African wildlife.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Bound

Weekly Photo Challenge-Temporary

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Temporary

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My temporary photos are from Botswana.

With tent in hand our guide walked over and pointed out

what he claimed to be a hippopotamus track out of the

water…and then promptly dropped the tent

in the middle of the track.

We were next door neighbours and totally safe.

No self respecting hippo would come near us…

not with the nocturnal sounds emanating

from our fearless leader in the tent next door.

At Savuti Camp guide No. 2 is stalking a kudu

which wanted to follow its regular path to water.

The kudu is almost invisible (camouflaged)

over the guide’s left shoulder.

 The kudu did find the long way around our temporary camp.

Some of the bird life, particularly the Hornbills,

enjoyed some easy won food during our stay.

Finally, we enjoy some respite from the sun

during our lunch break.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-K

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My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-K

(Needs to contain the Letter K)

Two from Australia….two from South African.
Koala.

Kangaroos.

 

The Klipspringer,

a South African Antelope,

in Kruger National Park.

And a Kudu…same location as above.

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

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I have to thank…

South Africa again…

 for my Kudu…

and Lion images.

This shot gave me goose bumps as the lioness was

only about 15 feet from me and she seemed to look

straight down my lens.

A night or two later and her cubs put on a show

for us on our last evening at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-K-or-L

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