<p>The Angolan giraffe (Giraffa giraffa angolensis), also known as Namibian giraffe, is a subspecies of giraffe that is found in northern Namibia, south-western Zambia, Botswana, and western Zimbabwe.  (Wikipedia)<br/>
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This one has a Red Billed Oxpecker on the face.  The Oxpecker feeds on insects and parasites on the skin of the Giraffe.  It also feeds on blood, keeping wounds clear and clean.<br/>
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The Angolan giraffe (Giraffa giraffa angolensis), also known as Namibian giraffe, is a subspecies of giraffe that is found in northern Namibia, south-western Zambia, Botswana, and western Zimbabwe. (Wikipedia)
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This one has a Red Billed Oxpecker on the face. The Oxpecker feeds on insects and parasites on the skin of the Giraffe. It also feeds on blood, keeping wounds clear and clean.
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Posted 1 week ago

The winter skies of the Okavango Delta are crystal clear. There are no clouds and the fires haven’t started burning in neighbouring countries. This time lapse was made on the deck of my tent at Key and Downey’s Shinde Camp.
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#astrophotography
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Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>The warm dry evenings of Spring in the Okavango Delta are perfect for enjoying sundowner drinks and watching majestic bull elephants quietly lumber in for their evening drink.<br/>
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#sunset <br/>
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#idyllic <br/>
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The warm dry evenings of Spring in the Okavango Delta are perfect for enjoying sundowner drinks and watching majestic bull elephants quietly lumber in for their evening drink.
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#sundown
#sunset
#idyll
#idyllic
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Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>The southern carmine bee eater migrates through Zimbabwe and (later) Botswana during the breeding season, August to November.  It then goes further south, to South Africa for the summer before returning to equatorial africa.</p>

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The southern carmine bee eater migrates through Zimbabwe and (later) Botswana during the breeding season, August to November. It then goes further south, to South Africa for the summer before returning to equatorial africa.

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Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>The Marabou Stork is sometimes known as the Undertaker Bird because of their grey jacket and the way they stand, silently and unmoving as they watch predators feed.  When the big mammals have finished, these carrion-feeders will move in for their share.<br/>
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Marabou are large birds, standing up to 150cm (~5ft) tall with verified wingspans of 3.2m, the largest of land-based birds and second only to the Wandering Albatross (3.5m).<br/>
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#okavango <br/>
#okavangodelta <br/>
#marabou<br/>
#maraboustork<br/>
#cleanupcrew<br/>
#carrion<br/>
#scavenger <br/>
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The Marabou Stork is sometimes known as the Undertaker Bird because of their grey jacket and the way they stand, silently and unmoving as they watch predators feed. When the big mammals have finished, these carrion-feeders will move in for their share.
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Marabou are large birds, standing up to 150cm (~5ft) tall with verified wingspans of 3.2m, the largest of land-based birds and second only to the Wandering Albatross (3.5m).
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#maraboustork
#cleanupcrew
#carrion
#scavenger
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Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>Elephant mothers keep the babies under their legs for protection at the first hint of threat during the first few months.<br/>
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Elephant mothers keep the babies under their legs for protection at the first hint of threat during the first few months.
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Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>Cheetahs might be the fastest land animal but they certainly don’t have it all their own way.  They can only run at top speed for short distances, whilst the prey can run much longer.  So unless they get very close to their quarry before they are seen, they usually miss out.</p>

<p>Even if they do kill, they are immediately at risk from losing their meal to lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs and even vultures.</p>

<p>It seems that an “invisible hand” manages to keep things in balance in nature.<br/>
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Cheetahs might be the fastest land animal but they certainly don’t have it all their own way. They can only run at top speed for short distances, whilst the prey can run much longer. So unless they get very close to their quarry before they are seen, they usually miss out.

Even if they do kill, they are immediately at risk from losing their meal to lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs and even vultures.

It seems that an “invisible hand” manages to keep things in balance in nature.
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Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>HALF WAY</p>

<p>Well, OK, a bit more than half way but I wasn’t counting. When I set out on my #365experientialdays journey I had a nagging doubt that I’d be able to complete it. But this is post number 199 and I haven’t missed a day. </p>

<p>Cheers!<br/>
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HALF WAY

Well, OK, a bit more than half way but I wasn’t counting. When I set out on my #365experientialdays journey I had a nagging doubt that I’d be able to complete it. But this is post number 199 and I haven’t missed a day.

Cheers!
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Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>Everything looks different from a balloon.  This is looking down upon a small herd of Mountain Zebras in Sossusvlei. <br/>
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#namibia<br/>
#balloon <br/>
#hotairballoon <br/>
#shadow <br/>
#shadows <br/>
#zebra <br/>
#mountainzebra <br/>
#vertical <br/>
#lookingdown  (at Sossusvlei)<br/>
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Everything looks different from a balloon. This is looking down upon a small herd of Mountain Zebras in Sossusvlei.
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#experientialphotography
#namibia
#balloon
#hotairballoon
#shadow
#shadows
#zebra
#mountainzebra
#vertical
#lookingdown (at Sossusvlei)
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Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>The clarity of the Namibian night sky is legendary.<br/>
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#africa <br/>
#safari <br/>
#namibia <br/>
#damaraland <br/>
#astrophotography <br/>
#milkyway <br/>
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The clarity of the Namibian night sky is legendary.
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#experientialphotography
#africa
#safari
#namibia
#damaraland
#astrophotography
#milkyway
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Posted 4 weeks ago