Word-of-Day-Challenge-Spontaneous

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spontaneous

performed or occurring as a result of a sudden impulse
or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus.

About eight years ago MGW

came home from work one day…

…and asked would I like to go on an African Safari.

The question was spontaneous to me,

however she had been talking to

a work colleague who had decided to go.

 

So began planning for our 2013 African Safari.

As we were boarding our plane to return to Australia

we received a 25% discount voucher

for our next flight with South African Airways.

Without giving it much thought my comment was

‘…we should make use of this and return….’

So began planning our second African Safari.

A wonderful Safari through Botswana.

Now we are finalising plans for our third

and probably final African Safari next year.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Spontaneous

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Three

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African threes this week.

The Matriarch

 

A road block…and two sets of threes

Zebras really know how to posse for tourists.

 

Three mongoose, or should that be mongeese?

On watch.

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Wits-End-Weekly-Prompt-Sequences

 

It was our last night in Africa, 2013.

We had previously met

mother Limpy, but not her cubs.

This evening we were lucky. Playing with Mum’s tail is fun…

especially when I catch it, thought Nosy.

 

 

LImpy thinks otherwise and tells the kids

to go and watch the tourists.

 

Be careful, Nosy , she says as he commences

to stalk the tourists.

Blending in with the foliage he stalks us all the way down to…

…where he takes cover behind some tasty elephant dung.

Rosy soon catches up.

Nosy does want to share his dung and shoves Rosy away.

Rosy…

goes…

rolling…

over…


off the…

pile of elephant…

 

dung, and on to…

some dry grass.

‘Muuuum’ Rosy wails…

‘Nosy pushed me. 

Did you see it, Mum?

Did you?’

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Although some  of the roll may appear

to be the same photo, I assure readers it isn’t. 

In the twenty minutes we were in the company

of those cubs I captured around 300 images. 

Upon arriving back at camp I overheard

one of our fellow travellers commenting

the he had taken nearly 800 photos

during our sixteen day trip. 

I averaged around 800 per day.

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Wits End Weekly Prompt:  Sequences

Lens-Artist-PC-Blending-In-or-Standing-Out

 

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Mostly blending shots this week..

I think this is a Crimson Shrike which did not

blend into anything that I recall.

The Springbok Duiker, on the other hand

was almost always invisible.


I would have thought an animal as tall as

the surrounding vegetation would

be easy to spot…always.

However, this one proved me wrong. 

A few paces into the taller bush and it was gone. 

May have been standing behind a tree laughing at me.

Whatever the case it was invisible.

Time for a late afternoon nap. 

Can you see all six? 

That’s why guides tell us not to leave the vehicle.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Blending-In-or-Standing-Out

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Blending-In-or-Standing-Out

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Blending-In-or-Standing-Out

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Blending-In-Standing-Out

 

Weekly Photo Challenge-Peek

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Peek

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M peeks are from South Africa.

Should…

not…

be…

any…

 

reason…

for…

 

any…

further…

commentary.

These eyes were all taken in

Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.

The lions, both cubs and adults were no more

than twenty feet from our vehicle.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-State-of-Mind

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

State of Mind

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An early rise yesterday, preceded a morning spent shooting lions.

Lion_0998I was not expecting to be in such close proximity to them…Lion_0999

 and I felt a bit like joining in their siesta

Not the same as shooting in the wild but

when they decide to come so close…

I will accept the acrylic or glass barrier.

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