23 thoughts on “Longonot

  1. ladysighs says:

    First branch up on the left. Do I get a prize? There’s also a bird hovering above. You can see him against the blue sky. Looks like he’s coming in for a landing.

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  2. nannus says:

    Is the last picture on the rim, crater to the right?

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  3. Barry says:

    Bird slightly above dead centre.

    It’s images such as those above that reinforces how peculiar our wildlife must seem to visitors, there being no mammals here apart from those brought in by human colonisers. And what a disaster that has been.

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    • makagutu says:

      I guess you don’t have large wild game?

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      • Barry says:

        Deer were released into some forests and chamois into some mountains in colonial days, and having no natural predators here, multiplied and became a problem. The same with pigs. Native flora is unable to withstand mammalian grazing/browsing. Game hunting is used to keep large mammal under control.

        Smaller introduced mammals such as possums, rats, stoats and even mice are even bigger problems, especially to fauna, but not so attractive to hunters. Aerial dropping of poison, and trapping is used to control the smaller critters.

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        • makagutu says:

          This is so interesting!
          I don’t even think we control small critters but in most places, they have been hunted down.

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          • Barry says:

            There’s an estimated 30 million Australian possums munching through our forests. They kill forests by eating new growth thereby preventing regeneration and take nesting birds which evolved over 80 million years without mammalian predators.

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  4. john zande says:

    On your bike?

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  5. renudepride says:

    Nice work! The zebras are exceptional! ๐Ÿ™‚ Naked hugs!

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  6. basenjibrian2 says:

    Zebras? We are lucky to see brown deer and squirrels! I have read they are nasty beasts!๐Ÿคช

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  7. Good to see some landscape left; I had heard o the draught in your region?

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