2018-04-28: WPC Lines

The photo challenge topic for the week is lines (not the kind you were stuck writing in school if you were misbehaving in class…) 🙂

Here are a few images that I found that I feel have a strong linear element to them.  I hope you enjoy.

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A game trail through the desert leads up a hill and around a bend.  Don’t you find yourself wondering what might be just beyond the line of sight?  Namibia, April 2017.
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Jagged hills zigzagging into the distance in this aerial shot above the Damaraland region of Namibia.  April, 2017.
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Game trails through the desert again, but this time leading us to a lioness heading towards the river for a drink.  Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, April 2017.
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A road through the Nxai Pan leading to the Baines Baobabs.  The image is deceiving, as the tree trunks are as wide as a vehicle.  Botswana, May 2017.
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I took this image of the sky while on a sundowner drinks stop; I was drawn to the way the setting sun was illuminating the linear clouds.  South Africa, May 2017.

WPC: Lines

2017-07-13: WPC Collage

The photo challenge topic for the week is collage, and I was inspired to look through my recent photos to find collages created by mother nature.

I enjoy flying, especially when I have the opportunity to snap a few photos out the windows.  The perspective provides a great opportunity to understand the landscape in a completely different way.  The vast opens spaces become a collage of different shapes, textures, colours and tones when viewed from the air.

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On route to the Skeleton Coast from Hoanib Camp.  Undulating dunes, small trees, rocky hills and a small lake.  I’m sure the water is long gone by now!  Namibia, April 2017.
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The beauty of the Okavango Delta.  The landscape is filled with small lakes and rivers, game trails and islands.  Botswana, May, 2017.
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Flying over the Damaraland region on route from Hoanib to Ongava near Etosha.  The landscape was varied with rolling hills, rocky outcrops and dry riverbeds.  Namibia, April, 2017.

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WPC: Collage

2017-03-21: WPC Atop

The WordPress prompt for the week is Atop – photographs showing a vantage point of being above the subject.  I hope you enjoy my selection of images from my travels.

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The expanse of the Amboseli National Park, and a dust-devil in the distance.  Viewed from the Amboseli lookout point.
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Another view from the Amboseli lookout.  
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Coming in to land at the airstrip in Selenkay.
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A view of a Maasai village from the air; somewhere on route to Porini’s Mara camp.
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Above the clouds.
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Near the Ishasha Wilderness Camp, we found a lovely spot perched over the river valley, the perfect place to watch the sunrise.
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From our perch in Ishasha, not only did we watch the sunrise, but we also watched some hyena hassle a group of crowned cranes.
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Another day, and the start of another lovely sunrise in Ishasha.

 

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WPC Atop

2016-10-20: WPC Edge & Nostalgia

Here’s a blog post that hits two of the WPC photo challenge topics at once.  When I read the description for the edge challenge, I knew that some of the shots I took while flying between camps in Kenya would be a great choice to share.  But being on those planes ties so well into the topic of nostalgia for me.  Being in a small plane (especially up front) takes me right back to being a kid, heading up with my Dad in a two or four seater plane, and flying around either sightseeing, or heading to my Grandparent’s cottage.  Great memories and such fun times 🙂

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During my transfer from Nairobi to the Selenkay Conservancy adjacent to Amboseli, I was lucky enough to be the only passenger on the caravan plane, and the pilot was nice enough to invite me to sit up front with him. As you can see, there is a reason that bush pilots buzz the runway nice and low before banking and coming back around the land. Hitting a zebra would not be good!

 

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The camera was level, honest!  Taken during a steep bank after buzzing the runway at Selenkay Conservancy.
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Air transfer between Nairobi and the Masai Mara.  I wasn’t lucky enough to get a seat up front on this one, but the views were still awesome.

WPC: Nostalgia

WPC: Edge

Travel Theme: Land Meets Water

I think my favourite place (so far) where I have seen land meet water, is the beautiful Okavango Delta.  Experiencing it by helicopter is truly a breathtaking experience.  Here is my choice for the photo challenge Travel Theme: Land Meets Water

The glorious Okavango Delta, where the division between land and water changes on a daily basis.
The glorious Okavango Delta, where the division between land and water changes on a daily basis.