In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”
Coffee is as much a treat for me as it is a daily essential. Especially that first cup in the morning sets the tone for the day. When we go camping I always pack a coffee filter and ground coffee to be able to have my delicious cup in the morning, and it gives me so much pleasure to sit back and start the day slowly while sipping that coffee.
Camp coffee being made at Brandberg bush camp, Namibia
If I happen to wake up to views such as these while camping and drinking my morning cup of coffee, it’s pure bliss.
Early morning at Brandberg bush camp, Namibia. A blissful start to the day: drinking coffee and taking photos.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Careful.”
Be careful when you want to touch the thorny devil. This little lizard’s unpalatable spines and camouflage (it can change its colour according to the amount of sunlight and surroundings) provide effective defence against predators. They are found in some arid parts of Australia and live in sand and scrub. We found this one on a sandy track north of Coral Bay (approximately 1200 kilometres north of Perth).
Thorny Devil found along the Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “(Extra)ordinary.”
On our last trip to Etosha National Park in Namibia we were very fortunate to come across these extraordinary animals who were just lying around having quite an ordinary day.
A lazy day in the soft rain
It was remarkable to see them up close like this.
Some of the lions in Etosha are collared to track them
And then they’d had enough of all the tourists staring at them and snapping pictures of them and they wandered off
We managed to catch one last glimpse
The encounter was made even more extraordinary by the fact that it occurred barely 100m from the gate of an enclosed picnic spot in the park where myself and one of our friends had got out of our vehicles literally a minute earlier to open and shut the gate. These guys clearly weren’t hungry.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”
This week’s photo challenge asks us to share our monochromatic images. I’ve put together a gallery with images from Namibia, Perth, Coral Bay, Albany and Dongara.
Buoys at the Boat Harbour, Coral Bay, WA
Frangipani in my garden
Seal sunning himself at Sorrento beach, Perth, WA
Spreetshoogte Pass, Namibia
Sand dunes between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, Namibia
Old jetty at Maud’s landing near Coral Bay, WA
Shell in the sea at Turquoise Bay, WA
Jetty at Middleton Beach, Albany, WA
Wisteria in my garden
Black Swans (native to WA) coming in to land near Dongara, WA
Black Swans with landing gear coming out
The last in my series of the Black Swans (probably my favourite series of photos of birds)
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”
(Share an image/images that has two clear halves.)
Half and Half
Half Man-made (Pole with Aboriginal Art) and Half Nature (Wattle tree and flowers)
(Also Half Focussed and Half Blurry)
Half Current Utilisation of Land and Half Past Utilisation of Land