CFFC: Birds

A Few Birds of Namibia

Variations on a Theme

Over 600 species of birds are found in Namibia. I am not a good bird photographer, but I did manage to capture a few of the birds commonly found in various sections of the country.

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OWPC: Giraffe

Who’s Watching Whom?

Who’s Watching Whom, giraffes in Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Fun fact: male giraffes have more male on male sex than male on female sex. They could be banned or worse in many states and countries.

OWPC: Giraffe

 

 

The Road Taken

The Desert Adapted Elephants Of Namibia

Desert Adapted Elephants, Nambia

Desert Adapted Elephants, Namibia

My first encounter with an elephant in the wild happened in Damaraland, in Namibia’s northwest. Just before sunset, we drove out to look for a herd of desert adapted elephants moving through the area. We turned a corner and there they were, grazing on the shrubs and trees. I was in awe. To see my first elephant in the wild—no chains, no pens, no fences—was a magical moment.  For more information, check out Desert Elephants of Namibia.

WPC: The Road Taken

OWPC: Elephant

time lines

Aging Bull Elephant, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Aging Bull Elephant, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Aging bull elephant in Etosha National Park, Namibia.

OWPC: Elephant

Foreign (Random Word Challenge)

Himba Village, Northern Namibia

The Himba people live in northern Namibia and southern Angola, and are considered the last semi-nomadic people of Namibia.  This village is in the Kunene Region. According to our guide, the Himba are the last Namibian tribes to still wear traditional ethnic clothing and animal skins. Women cover their skin with a red pigment made from a mixture of ochre and butterfat. Villages are supported by farming and herding. Some villages allow tourists to visit as a way to earn extra income.

 

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Travel Theme: Move

Rapid Retreat

Danger

Danger, Will Robinson

This isn’t the best photo but I love the movement  of the young desert-adapted African elephant.  This shot was taken at dusk in the Damaraland region of Namibia.

 

Travel Theme: Move

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