RagTagChallenge-Meander

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meander

(of a river or road) follow a winding course.
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From the air, it is easy to see how…

 

…the Okavango River meanders its way

through the Okavango Delta

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RagTagChallenge:…Meander

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Sunday-Stills22-0501-Emerging

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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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Lens-ArtistPC-171-Weird-and-Wonderful

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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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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Bokeh

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bokeh

the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas
of a photographic image,
especially as rendered by a particular lens.

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Anchor chain

 

Parrot at Ballyang Sanctuary.

 

Lilac Breasted Roller

sighted in

Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Also plentiful in South Africa’s

Kruger National Park.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:...Bokeh

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Figure

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figure

a number,
especially one which forms part of official statistics
or relates to the financial performance of a company.
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They tell us when we can eat and

how much the meal will cost.

 

 

…the weight a bridge will hold…

 

..how fast we can travel.

 

I’m told 63 Degrees is the temperature

of a cup of coffee at a popular coffee shop

in Geelong.

 

In some countries, it is wise to read and obey

these safety warnings.

 

Signboards like this tell us how far to the next town

and what number the road is.

As students arrive at and leave school

there are periods of time when drivers

have to slow to 40 km per hour as they

pass through school zones.

Figures on a clock advise us of how much

of the day has passed by.

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Curious-Critters

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A welcoming committee was awaiting

our arrival at our next

Okavango Delta campsite.

It was only after we were out of the vehicle

that these Yellow-Billed Hornbills

donned their vehicle inspector’s caps.

The boss had a really good look around.

He even spotted my camera bag

on his way through.

Inspection completed, they quietly left…

…but not before checking out

the good looker in the mirror.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Curious-Critters

WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Off-Road-Fun

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Lekhubu Island Camping Ground

Off-Road in Okavango Delta,

Savuti Camp

Moremi Camp…

…Okavango Delta…

…came complete with garbage disposal…

 

…and one or two locals in whose

thoroughfare we were camped.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Off-Road-Fun