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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Tuesday-PC-Wk165-Trail

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There was little more than…

…wheel tracks to lead us across Sua Salt Pan…

 

 

 

…which formed part of Botswana’s

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

and also part of the Kalahari Desert.

 

 

On we drove following a trail of wheel tracks

towards Lekhubu Island surrounded by

little more than salt.

 

 

In fact Sua Pan covers 24,000 square kilometres

and is one of the largest playa lakes in the world.

And while I am certain we did not drive

the widest part there was no sign of civilisation

from whence we came or where we were going.

But our overnight stay at

Lekhubu Island,

surrounded by salt,

was well worth the journey.

 

A snake trail in Greater Kruger National Park.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk164-Road

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Since 2013 we have travelled sorts of roads.

Dirt tracks upon which a pride of lions rested.

Then a road which was not much more

than wheel tracks across Sua Pan,

one of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana.

The Sua Pan (or Sowa Pan) is a large natural topographic depression

within the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

The Makgadikgadi Pans were once a lake which

was larger in area than Switzerland.

It dried up several thousand years ago

(Source: Wikipedia)

Could we call this a water road, in Venice?

 

An extraordinary trip across to France and return via Eurostar.

Extraordinary because I was ‘talking’ to MGW’s cousin

via Facebook while under the Channel.

 

Last year another Railroad ride on

The Rocky Mountaineer.

Two days of travel through glorious scenery

with first class comfort and service

back to Vancouver.

 

 

I’m probably stretching it a bit to call

the Peak2Peak gondola ride at Whistler a road.

However, it was the only way we could

access the mountain top.

Finally, there had to be a road of some sort

leading up onto the Athabasca Glacier

when we visited the Columbia Ice-field.

I doubt if we will ever get to ride in

one of these machines again.

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Lens-Artist-PC-Less-is-More

 

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Some of my favourite closeups, or crops..

Whilst there is more here than

the challenge requires

‘Percy’ still makes a good subject.

Percy again

Probably my best ‘less is more’ photo.

Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

in the background

and very little else.

 

 

Lunch is down there.

Near Barwon Heads last Friday morning, April 26.

Melbourne’s…

Saint Kilda Pier.

Crop some of the distraction and more focus

is on photographer and model,

completing a tertiary photography assignment.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Less-is-More

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Less-is-More

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Less-is-More

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Less-is-More

 

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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