Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Shadows

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Shadows from Geelong and Botswana.

A few years ago I stopped to take photos of this church

not realising it was covered by

the shadow from a nearby tree.

Unfortunately the tree is no longer.

I think the church survives.

 

Over in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

both elephants and trees…

…cast long shadows…

…in the late afternoon sun.

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My hands were shaking so much when these…

… lost Painted Wild Dogs ventured into our camp

looking for their mates, that this was

the best photo I managed.

Their mates had been chasing a water-buck,

no more than 40 metres from our camp.

Apparently they hunt in pairs and in relay.

These two (there was a pair)

had arrived for the batten change

after the other runners had passed.

We had the thrill of seeing them so close.

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Under a bridge…

…aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

Auckland Harbour Bridge.

 

Another New Zealand bridge we found.

Sunrise under Melbourne’s

West Gate Bridge

late August 2018.

A bridge in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. 

See the sign on the right?

Our guide obeyed the sign when we crossed.

😀

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This week we are bending in Botswana.

The Okavango Delta is covered with watercourses…

all of which meander through

the low-lying land in of the Delta

 

Bends in the tracks

If we had not visited Elephant Sands,

in Botswana’s north-east,

I would not have been able to capture this bend. 

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Unlikely

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Unlikely

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Beginning with the worst of my photos this week.This Kingfisher hovered relentlessly…

Before splashing down into the

Okavango Delta waters for its lunch.

There are many images of this

white crowned shrike

sitting, flying or landing,

on the Internet.

 

However, I could not find one with the bird balanced

as precariously as this as it took to flight.

 

This African Harrier Hawk seemed to be checking

his feet were not attached to its perch…


before launching into flight.

While the above photos were unlikely occurrences

to capture they were the result

of holding down the shutter button in anticipation.


This last photo is much closer to home. 

Our back yard in fact about two weeks ago. 

I have never seen a bird of prey

kill another bird before.

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