RagTagChallenge-Hover

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hover

remain in one place in the air.
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While on our 2014 Safari in Botswana
and the Okavango Delta…

…one morning I noticed a kingfisher hovering way overhead.

While it hovered…

…I kept my finger…

…on the shutter button…

…in the hope…

…of capturing it…

 …diving for breakfast.

 

Unfortunately, I was too slow to capture its dive…

…and had to settle for images of it with its prey.

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RagTagChallenge:…Hover

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Taji and Candi…

 

…in their…

…younger days.

Elephants quench their thirst at

Elephant Sands

North East Kalahari Desert

Botswana.

Giraffe cleaning horns

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

Greater Kruger National Park

South Africa

 

Cheetah at Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Walking with tourists is one way

to work up a thirst.

 

Crossing the Chobe River from

Botswana to Namibia

 

A snorkeler leading the way.

See Previous Image

 

Quenching the thirst in the

Okavango Delta

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Reflections-Shadows

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Clouds reflect the setting sun’s rays.

 

Melbourne window reflections

 

Water Reflection.

 

Shadows on a church

 

Baobab in partial shadow

 

Heavy shadow on the road

Late afternoon lift off on our flight

over the Okavango Delta

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emerging

becoming apparent or prominent.
 

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The sun appears to be

emerging from the earth or sea,

depending on one’s location,

as it rises each morning. 

 

One look at me and these dwarf mongoose

scurried into their anthill home. 

Every now and again some would

pop their heads out to see if I was still there.   

After half an hour of waiting for them

to emerge from the safety of home,

with declining results, I decided to stop wasting

my time, and have a good look at the anthill.

 

Lo! And behold they had an escape route planned

long before I came along.

Mongoose -1 Tourist – 0

 

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On our last morning in Africa (2013),

I woke earlier than usual

to the sound of breaking branches.

After my eyes became used to the light,

or to the lack thereof,

an elephant emerged out of the gloom,

no doubt on its way to the

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

waterhole. 

 

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Fork-In-The-Delta

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fork in the road

Literally, the point at which one road splits
or separates off into other roads.
There’s a fork in the road up ahead-which way should I go

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A late entry to Fork in the Road post.

Forks in the Okavango Delta waterways.

Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:...Fork-In-The-Road

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The first time I saw this sight it was twilight.

I opened our front door and spied

what appeared to be a large spider

crawling up the outside of our door,

which was now inside our house.

My attempt at brushing one large spider

outside created another 20 (at least)

mini spiders crawling around my feet.

It was not until I sighted his spider that

I realised what had happened

that twilight night.

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I will never forget my next two

weird and wonderful experiences.

The morning we left South Africa in 2013,

I was awoken, at 0500, by sounds of timber breaking

outside our Sausage Tree Safari Camp tent.

In the gloom, I spied an elephant making

it’s way to the waterhole, I presume.

The fence in the foreground was keeping us apart.

 

A similar experience occurred in

Botswana’s Okavango Delta in 2014.

However, the was no fence to keep

wildlife and tourists apart.

We were sharing the same camping ground.

To make matters more interesting,

the following night we had just turned in

for the night when a passing lion let out a roar

which not only quietened all other wildlife

but made the MGM lion sound like a kitten.

We found a huge footprint in the sand

the following morning.

It was 20-30 metres from our campsite,

however, the shower block was

another 20-30 metres further on.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Weird-and-Wonderful

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Weird-and-Wonderful

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Weird-and-Wonderful

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Weird-and-Wonderful

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