Tag : Zambezi

Bee-eater…

P1070431-001It was cold on the banks of the Zambezi, but I wanted photos of the dawn above the Victoria Falls. This little guy was cold too! So were his brothers and sisters! Bee-eaterSince I don’t have the greatest zoom on my camera, I snuck up – snapping pics at every step…he wasn’t fooled…Bee-eater

Then he worked me out…”Photographer…no sweat!”

Bee-eater

Sedimentary rocks in the Zambezi valley…

Sedimentary rocks in the Zambezi Valley

Geologically, there are lots of things going on in this pic…I took it fairly close to where the road crosses the Ume River, after the turn off to the Bumi Hills. It fascinates me that one layer of sediment is cut off and then another layer is added at a different angle. The pic below is a close up of this rock:

Sedimentary rocks in the Zambezi Valley

Shortly after, I saw this rock…the layers very clear:

Sedimentary rocks in the Zambezi Valley

A closeup…

Sedimentary rocks in the Zambezi Valley

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Look east, look west

If you haven’t noticed yet – I’m a pretty impatient person – which is why I take photos rather than paint. Every now and again, I wake up very early in the morning to get a sunrise shot.East west The above photo was taken sitting on the banks of the Zambezi river immediately above the Victoria Falls. I had already been there for more than fifteen minutes and…the sun takes AGES to come up. So I turned 180 degrees and took this one. It’s a pic of the ‘smoke that thunders…’East west Then, the sun crept up a little, so I took another one…East west And then I took another one looking west…East west I have literally hundreds of pictures of the same view – the sky slightly lighter, the sun ever so little bit higher! East west The following pics were taken in Gona re Zhou. Once again, I got up very early in order to catch the early morning light…and unlike on the banks of the Zambezi, I didn’t have to watch out for crocs. I still got bored although I won’t bore you with all the pics I took! East west So I turned the other way…and got these of the Chilojo Cliffs (sometimes called Clarendon Cliffs)East west The sun you see in the top photo shines on the cliffs and turns them into a lovely pink colour. I also like the shine on the sand in these photos.East westI I didn’t have to move very far to take these…our campsite was about three paces behind me! These photos are taken from our front door, again, east and west.East west West looking towards Bulawayo and 180 degrees -our garden…a sunset shotEast west Another pic taken from our garden, but early in the morningDawn on the Farm East west The next two photos, I had to work for…I had to climb to the top of the trig beacon. This lovely green one is looking West…(I have yet to climb up there before dawn – hey, I need my beauty sleep!)Bonnybrook Trig beacon-010 This was taken as the sun went down…the dark shadows stark against the green. East…Bonnybrook Trig beacon-021 And this (above) was the view west…

Hippo…

Hippo…

HipposWe had hippo in our dam – used to wake up to their early morning calls…

These were taken in the Zambezi above the Victoria Falls, with me, safe on the “booze cruise” boat.

They are not called booze cruises any more, you know. Now they are “sunset cruises!” Forgoodnesssakes, most of the people on the cruise were so legless by the time we finished, I thought they wouldn’t make it down the gangway.

HipposHe got a little bleak after a while – but luckily the boats are pretty big.

Hippos

 

Tashinga Camp, Matusadona National Park

Tashinga Camp, Matusadona National Park

Tashinga Camp MatusadonaTashinga Camp

We sat dead still while these impala moved slowly through the camp. Taking the photos with our fujipix camera, I was almost too scared to press the shutter. These photos sat on my laptop for ages and I nearly threw them away because they were crooked – then I discovered I had a facility on my computer that allows me to straighten them!Tashinga Camp-001

Kariba sunsets…

Kariba sunsets…

Kariba sunsets-004Kariba sunsets  These photos were taken in Matusadona National Park Kariba sunsets-003