Archive | 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation

A lioness stalking buck at a waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. You can see the tension and anticipation in her body and eyes, but watching her we felt the anticipation too. The photos were taken in the late afternoon hence the low light conditions. For more photos and info see the post The Stalker […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper. ― James Carroll Taking nature photos is one of the most relaxing things to do. These photos were taken at a local bird hide which looks out over a lake. It’s very peaceful there, […]

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WPC: It’s Not This Time of Year Without . . .

The brief for this week’s photo challenge was to show photos of something that reminded you of this time of the year i.e. the holiday season. In South Africa it starts getting very hot around now, and a lot of South Africans have their long summer break with families going on vacations, and those of […]

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WPC: Magic Sparks

  This post is part of the Daily Post | Weekly Photo Challenges | Magic

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A Desert Garden at Brandberg

The Brandberg in Namibia is one of the most arid environments I have ever been in. All the plants and animals have had to adapt to the lack of water, but contrary to what one expect, there is a lot of life here. There is a more detailed introduction to the area in the post The […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

This post is part of the Daily Post | Weekly Photo Challenges | Tiny

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The White Lady of Brandberg

Post by Willie for Notes from Africa Another fascinating place  in Namibia is the Brandberg Mountain. Situated in the north-western area of the Namib (Damaraland), the Brandberg Massif is a granite intrusion which forms a dome-shaped massif.  It is huge covering approxing 650 km², with its highest point being at 2573 metres (8442 feet) about sea-level. On […]

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Moon Mountain Lodge

After a day of traipsing through and photographing the red dunes at Sossusvlei, we travelled to Moon Mountain Lodge. This was totally unexpected after Willie’s dire warnings that things were going to be “all downhill here from here” (with reference to our stay at Naries). Moon Mountain Lodge is a luxury tented lodge located in the […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos

Chaos ensues when too many birds try and land on the same tree stump, at Grootkolk in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.  The last image shows all the birds leaving. This post is part of the Daily Post | Weekly Photo Challenges | Chaos

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Spitzkoppe – link

There was a problem when the original post was published . . . please see link below. Post by Willie for Notes from Africa Spitzkoppe in Namibia is a spectacular and unusual place.  The Spitzkoppe and Pontok mountains rise dramatically from an otherwise flat semi-desert landscape.  … Source: Spitzkoppe – Between a rock and a […]

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