FOWChallenge-Dearth

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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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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Comfort

 

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

Lens-Artist-PC-Shadows

 

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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

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Shadows

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Shadows

 

Lens-Artist-PC-Landscapes

 

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African landscapes

Sundown on our last night in Africa, 2013.

Greater Kruger National Park.

From Lekhubu Island in the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

North Eastern Kalahari Desert,

Botswana.

 

Kalahari Bash landscapes…

 

…after our overnight camp on Lekhubu Island.

 

 

Most of us agreed that this was what

we thought of when talking of

African landscapes. 

Still in the north-eastern area

of the Kalahari, on our way

to Maun, Botswana.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Landscapes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Landscapes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Landscapes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Landscapes

 

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-The-Great-Outdoors

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The Great Outdoors theme reminded me of…

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans which form part of the

North Eastern Kalahari Desert in Botswana.

 

Driving into the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on Sua Pan

we camped the night at Lekhubu Island

and watched a beautiful sunset

and sunrise the next morning.

 

The next day we seemed to drive for hours

with only the occasional village to pass by and

a few more Acacia trees to form

the only shelter and shade along the way..

We really felt alone on the planet.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: The-Great-Outdoors

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Wits-End-November18-18-Whats-Not-There

 

 

 

 

I distinctly remember saying that I

had a shot of where it was..

after taking this photo.

What’s not there is…

this Kalahari Scrub Robin

at Lekhubu Island in Botswana.

Note the dirt/sand kicked up as it accelerates away.

 

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November18 WitsEnd-Inspirations: Whats-Not-There