The African baobab, known for its longevity, stores water in its enormous trunk and produces a nutrient-rich fruit while everything around it is parched. This is why it became known as “The Tree of Life.”
Elephants, being large and gray, work well as monochrome images.
This small desert-adapted elephant survives on limited flora and regularly has to walk miles in the Namibian desert to reach its water supply.
One has to exercise caution when getting up close and personal with such an enormous animal. Better to rely on a longer lens!
Elephants are social creatures and travel together in matriarchal families.
This elephant seems to say, “Talk to me, I’m all ears!”
Elephants have strong mother-baby bonds.
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More snow and ice, but much closer to home than yesterday’s post! The Rocky Mountains photographed here are in Colorado, but the range actually begins in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and extends through six U.S. states. The jagged peaks of the Rockies are similar to those of the Himalayas of Tibet. They are known as fault-block mountains in which the earth’s crust is pulled apart, with some parts being thrust upward and others downward.
The bridge across the river in this Chinese provincial capital city is a fitting image for today’s challenge, which has the theme “circles”. To see all of today’s entries, go to Leanne Cole Photography. Better yet, if you like making monochrome images, read the details on Leanne’s post and join us next week!
This white rose is my contribution to today’s challenge, a weekly affair that has been curated and hosted by Australian Leanne Cole 219 times as of today. Pretty amazing! To see all of the entries in the current posting, go to Leanne Cole Photography. And consider joining in next time!
These arched stone windows have been preserved as part of a 13th century walled church in Kilmalloch, Ireland. Through the windows you can see the top of a round tower, possibly a former sentry tower or belfry, which is built into the surrounding wall. To see all the entries in today’s challenge, go to Leanne Cole’s blog. Thank you again, Leanne, for curating and hosting this interesting challenge!
This spookified rendition of an abandoned house is my entry in this week’s monochrome challenge, hosted by Leanne Cole Photography. To see all the other entries, which were posted yesterday, go to Leanne’s blog.
This week’s challenge theme is “seasons,” and winter in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains is perfect for black and white. This image was taken shortly after a substantial snowfall. All the photos from today’s challenge are available on Leanne Coles’s blog.