Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk231-Nothing

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Google will tell you that

Botswana’s Lekhubu Island

was once surrounded by water and… 

 …may have looked something like this.

In 2014, however, it was a bare salt pan

devoid of…

 

…of much plant life and even less animal life.

 

Our little island in the desert was

surrounded by nothing…

…almost as far as the eye could see.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk231 – Nothing

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Desolate

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desolate

(of a place) uninhabited and giving
an impression of bleak emptiness.

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After spending a greater portion of our day

driving over narrow bush tracks, followed by…

…several traversing Sua (Salt) Pan

which is part of the

Kalahari Desert’s,

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans,

we finally arrived at

our destination….Lekhubu Island.  

To describe Lekhubu island as ‘desolate’ would be…


…an understatement in my opinion.

The island’s greatest feature was/is its ancient baobab trees…

 

…which at sun down provided a beautiful natural frame.

Up early next morning to capture a sunrise

and another silhouetted baobab tree.

It may have appeared desolate and amenities,

in 2014, a bit primitive,

but it was certainly

a worthwhile experience.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Desolate

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untaken

* not taken by force; not captured.
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In early morning sun at Lekhubu Island, Botswana,

trying to capture a photograph of the

fast moving small Kalahari Scrub Robin,

was difficult to say the least.

One second it appeared calm.

Then it was off in a flurry of movement and dirt

as it darted away on its next crazy run.

 

After nearly 100 shots I was left with images

of the ground upon which my Robin

was standing a split second earlier

and many others, like this one.

Almost a total miss.

It took patience and perseverance

to capture some half decent images

of my subject.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk223 – Untaken

Cee’s-FF-Challenge-Letter-K

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A range of images to

suit the challenge.

Kudu…sighted in Kruger National Park

Sunset at Lekhubu Island in Botswana’s

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Anglesea green keepers at work.

 

Koala

And nearly forgot…

 

 

…the…

…kookaburras.

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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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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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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