Sunday-Stills22-1107-Paths-Trails

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paths trails

a path through a countryside, mountain, or forest area,

often made or used for a particular purpose.

 
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These track in Sauage Tree Safari Camp grounds…

…were reminiscent of many tracks I had travelled

on my way to work in New South Wales. 

Once off the road I was faced with criss crossing trails

and only felt better about it when my

travelling companion said

…don’t worry they all lead to the (Wool) Shed.

 

After several hours seemingly following

old wheel ruts through Botwswana’s

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans…

 

…we eventually arrived at our destination,

Lekhubu Island

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RagTagChallenge-Campfire

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campfire

an open-air fire in a camp, used for cooking
and as a focal point for social activity.
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Our campfire almost ready at

Lekhubu Island

Kalahari Desert

Botswana

Cooking breakfast

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RagTagChallenge:…Campfire

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FOWChallenge-Vanish

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vanish

disappear suddenly and completely.
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The Kalahari Scrub-Robin was putting on a show,

so I decided to capture some of it.

After careful focussing, I pushed the shutter.

When I inspected the photo a shadow and legs

was all I had captured

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Lens-ArtistPC-200-Every-Little-Thing

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The Horned Dungbeetle can pull up to 1141 times

its own body weight which is the equivalent of

an average man lifting two fully-laden

18-wheeler trucks.

 

Baby Elephant is the one that gets me smiling.

It was definitely telling us where to go

with its newfound trunk control.

 

Our resident New Holland Honeyeater mum (I think) was

giving me a right telling off when I captured this image.

Since then, and more likely,

I think she may have been talking

to wayward offspring.

This little one is our adored granddaughter.

She only has around nine weeks before

she will have to share the limelight with a sibling.

Another 8 weeks thereafter she will

have a cousin…all being well in both camps.

 

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Every-Little-Thing

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Every-Little-Thing

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Every-Little-Thing

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Every-Little-Thing

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Every-Little-Thing

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Every-Little-Thing

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Lens-ArtistPC-198-LIght-and-Shadow

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A Selfie

 

Christmas shadows

Bourke Street Mall

Melbourne

Late afternoon shadows on the

MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground)

Baobab tree

Lekhubu Island

Kalahari Desert

Botswana

Two versions of the…

…Kalahari Scrub Robin

 

Church Shadows

 

Side lighting

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Light-Shadow

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Light-Shadow

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Light-Shadow

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Light-Shadow

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Light-Shadow

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Light-Shadow

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FOWChallenge-Sequestered

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sequestered

(of a place) isolated and hidden away.

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I am going to argue that we were sequestered…

…on Botswana’s

Lekhubu IsLand…

…the night we camped there.

 

It was certainly isolated…

…and whilst to exactly hidden away,

it certainly took a while to find it.

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Sunday-Stills22-0501-Emerging

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emerging

becoming apparent or prominent.
 

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The sun appears to be

emerging from the earth or sea,

depending on one’s location,

as it rises each morning. 

 

One look at me and these dwarf mongoose

scurried into their anthill home. 

Every now and again some would

pop their heads out to see if I was still there.   

After half an hour of waiting for them

to emerge from the safety of home,

with declining results, I decided to stop wasting

my time, and have a good look at the anthill.

 

Lo! And behold they had an escape route planned

long before I came along.

Mongoose -1 Tourist – 0

 

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On our last morning in Africa (2013),

I woke earlier than usual

to the sound of breaking branches.

After my eyes became used to the light,

or to the lack thereof,

an elephant emerged out of the gloom,

no doubt on its way to the

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

waterhole. 

 

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