Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Flying


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All photos related to flying this week.shadow_0411

We are definitely airborne as our shadow shows

at Maun Airport, in Botswana.

We spent the next hour flying over the Okavango Delta.

Would love to return.


At Victoria Falls it was an optional extra to

climb aboard the helicopter to get this shot.


Not a very good shot of a helicopter over Corio Bay.


No need to ring 000 or 911, this is garden art near Geelong.

Have often suggested that we have one in our front yard,

but hardly get the words out before

a resounding ‘No!‘ is heard. 😀


Finally, this ‘shot from the hip, which turned out

much better than it should  have.

This helicopter was relaying the Cadel Evans Bike Race

back to a television studio which then

broadcast the images to a world-wide audience, so I was told.

Google tells me it was broadcast to these countries.

Britain, Eurosport Player (online), Africa (Live),

Belgium (L), Portugal (L), Japan, France,

Turkey and Eurosport Asia.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Crawling-or-Flying












Blyde River Canyon at Bourke’s Luck Potholes.


Caused by erosion and not a great photo,

this depicts previous faces of

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

as it works its way upstream.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Cut by a River


Weekly Photo Challenge-Scale


My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Today I bring you a big, strong, six-foot plus, fisherman.

victoria-falls_0357Right now that looks like a really cool spot to be.



victoria-falls_03571Still looks like a good spot to be on a hot day.



victoria-falls_03572White water?  Maybe not so good…but cool.



victoria-falls_0358In case anyone is wondering why I have included a water fall,

zoom in on the photo.

Our fisherman is still there…

just dwarfed by the size of Victoria Falls.



Weekly Photo Challenge-Refraction


My contribution for this week’s challenge…



According to Google the definition of refraction is as follows.

the fact or phenomenon of light, radio waves, etc. being deflected in passing obliquely
through the interface between one medium and another or through a medium of varying density.
  • change in direction of propagation of any wave as a result of its travelling at different speeds
    at different points along the wave front.
  • measurement of the focusing characteristics of an eye or eyes.

This roughly coincides with my school science

memories of refracted light…

“…when light passes through glass or water it bends

 according to the density of the water or glass.

However, when it exits the glass the light beam is

parallel to the original source beam…”

rainbow_0333We often look up ‘up’ at rainbows, however,

this is the first time I was able to look ‘down’ at a rainbow.

This rainbow was caused as light was refracted as it passed

through the spray caused by water tumbling over Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

I must admit that I cannot see all the colours of a rainbow…

but I think it qualifies as a rainbow and refracted light.


A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Spray


My contribution for this week’s

 Word of the Week Challenge…





the Smoke that Thunders…

victoria-falls_121is the local name for Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River

at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.


The river water tumbles over the edge of a fault in the basalt plateau and

thunders to the floor of the river some 108 metres below, at its highest.

victoria-falls_113The current site of Victoria Falls is about the eighth Victoria Falls site

as the Zambezi River erodes away a zig-zag fault line in the surrounding plateau.

victoria-falls_338On this day there was not much water going over the Falls.

If water was falling over the full width, the spray would be far greater.

 Victoria Falls is neither the highest or widest,

but at 1708 metres wide and 108 metres high

it is the largest sheet of water in the world.

I visited Horsehoe / Niagra Falls in 1976 and still remember the visit vividly.

By comparison

Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of

Niagara Falls

and well over twice the width of

Horseshoe Falls.

In height and width Victoria Falls is rivalled only by

Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazu Falls. (Wikipedia)











A Word a Week Photography Challenge–Hole


My contribution for this week’s

 Word of the Week Challenge…



 Some random holes

round_0076This piece of artwork, outside the Geelong Football Club stadium

is full of holes.

statue_1829This hole is a prominent feature of one of our garden art pieces.

warthog_0197Stretching the word to ‘water’hole…

warthog_0203and I can use this series of …

warthog_0208of warthog photographs

bucketheadAnother re-post. Taken long before digital cameras, my ($6 million dog) Brandy, during the time he had an infected eye.  It took him a few days to get used to the fact that he had to poke his head through the hole in the bottom of the bucket.  I don’t think he was amused by being called ‘Buckethead’, though!  I’m sure he preferred my $6 million nickname – from the television show ‘The $6 million Man‘.  Does anyone but me remember it?

okavango-delta_0527A couple of weeks ago this photo taken through the hole in the wall of a Cessna plane over the Okavango Delta.

Believe it or not there are some zebra in this shot.

victoria-falls_0136Similarly this photo was taken through the hole in the wall of a helicopter during a flight over the Victoria Falls.  The water from the Zambezi River spectacularly tumbles into another hole in the earth’s surface prior to making its way into Lake Kariba, which is shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia.