2018-07-09: Monochrome Monday

A trio of antelope images to start the week.

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A steenbok pauses for a quick photo op before disappearing behind the scrubby trees growing in the sand.  Hoanib Camp, Namibia.  April 2017.
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A group of oryx get photobombed by a grazing springbok.  Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia. April 2017.
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A lone nyala bull checks out his surroundings.  Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. May 2017.

 

Wishing everyone a fantastic week! 🙂

2018-01-29: Monochrome Monday

An oryx seamlessly blending in to the surrounding vegetation.  If he hadn’t lifted his head, we would have driven past without ever noticing him (which would be a shame, because they truly are a stunning animal that I love watching and photographing).

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A oryx spotted on a game drive along the Boteti River in Botswana, while staying at the wonderful Leroo La Tau Camp.  May, 2017.

 

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2017-06-01: WPC Wanderlust

I’ve only recently returned from a trip to southern Africa, and over the past month, I’ve seen so much it is almost tough to know where to begin.  There were blooming deserts and blowing sandstorms.

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There were watery playgrounds for the large and the small.

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There were close encounters with wildlife, and close encounters with humans while tracking wildlife.

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This and so much in between. So many stories, so many sightings, so many wonderful people and so many memories that will make my heart happy every time I think of them, for years to come.

My wanderlust keeps pulling me back to Africa, and I am hopeful that it won’t be long before I can return again.

There are loads more photos and lots of stories to come from my latest journey – stay posted!

 

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WPC: Wanderlust

Damaraland Highlights

Here is a glimpse of some of the beautiful scenery of Damaraland, and my transfer between Sossusvlei and Damaraland.

One of Damaraland's rocky hills.  Taken early in the day when the winds are low and the sky is free from dust.
One of Damaraland’s rocky hills. Taken early in the day when the winds are low and the sky is free from dust.
An oryx runs through the desert at sunset.  Such pretty light.
An oryx runs through the desert at sunset. Such pretty light.
A huge group of ostriches were spooked by our approaching vehicle, and ran as fast as they could to the top of the rise.
A huge group of ostriches were spooked by our approaching vehicle, and ran as fast as they could to the top of the rise.
One of the more recent shipwrecks along the Namibian coast.  This one ran aground in the mid 2000's.
One of the more recent shipwrecks along the Namibian coast. This one ran aground in the mid 2000’s.
Some of the amazing rock engravings at Twyfelfontein.  They estimate that the San bushman carved these images between 2000-6000 years ago.  The sandstone has broken up, and the panels are no longer in the original positions.
Some of the amazing rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. They estimate that the San bushman carved these images between 2000-6000 years ago. The sandstone has broken up, and the panels are no longer in the original positions.
One of the desert adapted elephants of Damaraland.  I was surprised how high they climbed in the mountains.
One of the desert adapted elephants of Damaraland. I was surprised how high they climbed in the mountains.

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