One-Word-Sunday22-Open

 

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open


The Million Dollar View

Banff

Fairmont Springs Hotel

Alberta

Canada

 

The Lekhubu Island 

view over the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Botswana

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Open

 

 

 

 

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Reflections-or-Shadows

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Begin with two images captured in the…

 

…Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre.

 

Geelong seagull

Christmas decorations cast shadows on

Melbourne’s Bourke Street.

 

Kalaharri Scrub Robin

Lekhubu Island

Botswana.

 

A gum tree casts its shadow

on this church roof…

 

…walls and door.

 

Rural reflection.

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Lens-ArtistPC-175-Bliss-For-Me-Is…

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Bliss for me is being…

 

…able to capture Mother Nature…

…as she bids the world…

 

…Good Morning.

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During recent years…

…I have noted that it matters not if you are in

Botswana’s Kalahari Desert…

…South Africa’s

Greater Kruger National Park…

 

…or 30 minutes out of Geelong…

 

goodnight’s are…

 

…equally impressive.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Lindy:…Follow-Your-Bliss

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One-Word-Sunday-Flat

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flat

 
 
 

 Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

which surround Botswana’s

LeKhubu Island,

on the North East edge of

the Kalahari Desert.

 

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Flat

 

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday-Rock

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rock

 
 
 
 

A split rock at Lekhubu Island,

Botswana.

 

Layer upon layer of limestone rock supports

Victoria’s,

Great Ocean Road.

 

By the time I read of these rock stacks along

Victoria’s Great Ocean Road

I’m sure many of the tourists who had created

them had returned and knocked down

their creation.

 
 
 
 
 

Balancing rocks in South Africa’s,

Kruger or Greater Kruger National Park.

 

Decorative rocks at the edge of

Warrnambool’s tourist lake,

Lake Pertobe.

 

Closer to home…in fact nearly at our back door…

well, about 10 km away…

…is Dog Rocks.

 

If I have asked why it’s called Dog Rocks,

I have not received a satisfactory answer. 

 

Dog Rocks is very popular with photography enthusiasts,

for both day and night photography

as it is far enough away from city lights

that no ambient light can intefer.

 

My final rock is/was Ayres Rock.

It is now known as Uluru.

Climbing Ayres Rock was almost mandatory in 1975. 

Over my left shoulder is another formation

known as The Olgas. 

Both are well worth visiting.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Rock

 

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Austere

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austere

(of living conditions or a way of life)
having no comforts or luxuries.
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Some of our accommodation

was described as rustic…

…which is probably not quite austere,

but very close to it.

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Fandango’s One-Word Challenge:…Austere

Sunday-Stills-Great-Outdoors

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I have included a few things to do

in and around Geelong

just in case borders are closed suddenly.

 

Visit the Otway Rainforest near Geelong

Lekhubu Island and its ancient Baobab trees

on the edge of the Kalahari Desert.

 

Sunrise at Botswana’s Lekhubu Island

 

Rise early to enjoy sunrise at Geelong

Go on an African Safari

 

Enjoy an a Down Under sunset near Geelong

 

Cruise into Glacier Bay and view Alaska’s

Margerie Glacier

Explore the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Centre

From Fairbanks take a Chenna River Cruise

Fly from Fairbanks to Coldfoot…

…coach to small community…

 

…of Wiseman inside the Arctic Circle.

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Sunday-Stills-Great-Outdoors

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Lens-ArtistPC-152-Shadow-and-Shade

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Seeing out the rest of its days

in the shade of an old gum tree.

Where sheep can be found during

the hottest part of a summer day.

Botswana’s Kalahari Scrub Robin

casting a shadow much larger

than its actual size.

 

A Geelong Church which has been

converted to a car dealership.

No more shadows because

the tree has been demolished.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Shadow-&-Shade

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Shadow-&-Shade

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Shadow-&-Shade

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Shadow-&-Shade

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Lens-ArtistPC-150-Let’s-Get-Wild

 

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Images from South Africa and Botswana

Vulture at

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

South Africa

 

Elephants

While we waited for the second vehicle

this hyena wandered past giving us

a sideways glance as it did.

 

Where we stop at a zebra crossing and

wait for zebras to cross the road.

Botswana’s Elephant Sands

waterhole

Warthog

Zebras…

….and again

African Wild Dog came into

our Okavango Camp

Quenching a thirst at

Elephant Sands

Okavango Delta

Leopard

Lekhubu Island sunrise

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Let’s-Get-Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Let’s-Get-Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Let’s-Get-Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Let’s-Get-Wild

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Queer

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queer

 differing in some way from what is usual or normal

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I remember at the time thinking what

an unusually shaped tree root, this was.

Unfortunately, I don’t think I captured

another image to put it in context.

Then as now all I see is a reptile hanging out of a tree.

One of my more interesting images from

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island in the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Another oddity sighted on Lekhubu Island

was this split rock.

The only other rocks I have seen split so cleanly

 by Mother Nature were at

The Devil’s Marbles in the Northern Territory.

The Marble which was photographed

the most was some 10-12 feet in diameter.

Apparently desert extremes (heat and cold)

causes the split.

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