FOWChallenge-Swim

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swim

*  propel the body through water by using the limbs,
or (in the case of a fish or other aquatic animal) by
using fins, tail, or other bodily movement.
*  be immersed in or covered with liquid.

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It was difficult to tell which definition

Hippos were adhering to…

 

…if they were not actually swimming

they were certainly immersed in water.


These fish were a totally different story being

both immersed and swimming in,

their watery home in the lobby

of our Vancouver Island Hotel.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Swim

BirdWeeklyPC-Birds-I-Love

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It  took a while to see the personality

in Africa’s Yellow Billed Hornbills. 

For a time I thought they looked fierce… 

….like its cousin the

Monteiro’s Hornbill.

 


The ugly duckling of the hornbills is

the Ground Hornbill, an endangered species,

which looks more like a turkey to me.

 

Ground Hornbill

These ugly ducklings have a pop of red

around heir eyes and head…

 

And I’m sure many a woman

would kill for those eyelashes.

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In our own backyard,

both literally and figuratively…

…we have a family of…

…New Holland Honey Eater’s in residence.

They can be found frequenting our native trees

when in flower.

 

I’m  not sure if this is Mum or Dad,

but it was talking to the family teens

is my guess….and getting nowhere..

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BirdWeekly:…Birds-I-Love

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bird 

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Hole

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hole

a hollow place in a solid body or surface.

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Lunch time at an African Waterhole

 

An artificial water hole which attracts many animals.

Action can be viewed from the comfort of

the Sausage Tree Safari Camp Deck.

 

 

An evening flyover

 

Burke’s Luck Potholes…

 

Blyde River Canyon…

 

…South Africa.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Hole

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BirdWeeklyPC-Birds-Beginning-with-D

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Mallard Duck

All my life I have called these, Water Fowl. 

Google tells me they are, Dusky Moorhens.

 

Australasian Darters.

African Darter.

Ring Necked Dove,

Botswana.

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BirdWeekly:…Birds-Beginning-With-Letter-D

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Cee’s-FFChallenge-Animal-Carvings-Statues

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Knight to King three

Melbourne Zoo

Tower of London.

 

A Roman eagle.

Aardvark,

Botswana.

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From Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain  …

…owls, and…

…and an eagle.

 

A Geelong floor covering shop window

during football finals.

Kwa Nokeng Lodge,

Botswana

This image has been tagged as a

Moorabool Valley (Geelong) tags.

Personally I think it belongs with

New Zealand images

Statue of a Tusker at

Letaba Rest Camp,

home to the

Elephant Museum,

in Kruger National Park.

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One-Word-Sunday-Small-Smaller-Smallest

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Some

Small, Smaller, Smallest fauna

from Africa.

The Masked Weaver, 11–14.5 cm (4.3–5.7 in) long,

which makes it nearly the same length

as the Scrub Robin.

However, at 35 grams, the Weaver weighs

nearly twice as much.

The Scrub Robin is roughly the same length

as the Weaver, however, at just 17–23 grams

it is the Roboin is the smaller of the two.

The of my images today is the Dung Beetle,

which varies in size from 5mm to 30mm,

or about 0.2 to 1.2 inches.

  Some dung beetles can bury dung 250 times

their own mass in one night.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Small, Smaller Smallest

 

 

 

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-She’s-Got-The-Look

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I am not sure that I have interpreted

this challenge correctly.

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I no longer photograph people as much as

I did when I took my first image. However, I think the year was 1980,

and I had taken a cruise to Tahiti. 

During one of the island stopovers,

this girl was selling trinkets to tourists.  

 

Of recent years I always thought

this girl had the look.

She certainly had the eyelashes.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….She’s-Got-The-Look

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Fences-and-Gates

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Cemetery…

 

 

fences.

Dry Stone Wall…

 

 

…fencing.

Gateway into old York

Sydney Harbour fences.

My kinda fencing

The only thing keeping this lamb behind

this old fence is a full belly.

A fence to keep giraffes out.

And just outside our tent door was a fence (foreground)

to keep elephants away.

It worked well, especially with this elephant.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Fences-n-Gates

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Black_White

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