FOWChallenge-Horizon

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horizon

the line at which the earth’s surface and the sky appear to meet.

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An afternoon whirlwind briefly appeared

on the horizon the afternoon

we are arrived at Lekhubu Island…


…which is located in Sua Pan among

the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

in Botswana.

Next morning the same

North Eastern Kalahari Desert 

horizon produced this sunrise.

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Islands.   

My first thoughts were of Australia

because of its status as the island continent. 

New Zealand was a fast finishing second

because we visited in 2018.However, I opted for Lekhubu Island which is located

somewhere in the Sua (or Sowa) Salt Pan

in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana’s

Kalahari Desert.  

Lekhubu Island has two main features.   

First, it rises above the surrounding salt pans by a few metres. 

Second, is its Baobab trees


 And possibly third, it appeared to have

a clear horizon for 360 degrees.

Several photos have been roughly stitched together

to form this panoramic shot of

our drive into Lekhubu Island.

 

 

 

The salt pans dried up several thousand years ago.

Back then the scene may have looked a bit like this.

However, according to Google there is still water

in these pans during the summer wet  season.

We visited in September.

The drive over the pan lasted several hours.

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I know I have posted this image many times

and also because only the church remains, now.

It appears that a car yard is

being built around the church.

It still remains one of favourites.

Today I have included this shot of the of the roof,

and only just noticed (at 2330) the blue sky.

 

Baobab Tree, in Botswana.

Kalahari Scrub Robin, in Botswana,

at Lekhubu Island.

Finally, a shadow at Gibson Steps,

near The Twelve Apostles.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:   Shadows

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Some outdoor scenes

from Botswana.

Sunset at Lekhubu Island.

 

Our campsite at Lekhubu Island.

 

 

 

During a game drive from one of our Okavango Delta camps

we came across these elephants.

Our guides estimated we sighted

over 1,000 elephants that day.

Simply fascinating.

Our flight over The Okavango Delta…

…was equally as fascinating…

 

 

…as our game drives.

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dearth

a scarcity or lack of something.

Lekhubu island

Lekhubu Island was once surrounded…

Now the only thing surrounding Lekhubu Island…

…are thousands of acres of salt of the Sua Salt Pan

which is part of the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

 

To say there is dearth of water here…


…Is certainly an understatement.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Dearth

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Five years ago we were readying ourselves

for our trip to Botswana.

To help with our budgeting

we agreed to ‘rustic’ accommodation.

Little did we know that our first night would

be spent in a hut which had a 12 inch gap

between the roof and walls.

The following night, while walls and roof met,

however the triangle above the front and back walls

was only filled in with chicken wire.

Our comfort, again was controlled by

chilly winds blowing in, through, or out. 😊

From there on we were in tents.

Warm and comfortable.

Upon reaching Chobe Resort…

…spent a few nights…

…in a level of comfort we…

…had not previously experienced

during this trip.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Comfort

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An early morning shadow from the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and

Lekhubu Island’s…

flighty Kalahari Scrub Robin

At the other end of the day we begin our flight over

the Okavango Delta

at the Maun Airport.

In late afternoon both elephants and trees

cast long shadows.

 

 

Finally, a home grown shadow.

Possibly the first time I photographed a shadow. 

Sadly the tree is no longer. 

I thought the church had disappeared also.

However, Google of February 2018 says differently. 

Twelve months is a long time though.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Shadows

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Shadows

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