1 A central Australian landscape in the middle of Namibia - how could I not take a photo - especially on my birthday??? — @ Spitzkoppe, Namibia
2 Ever tried to get a giraffe to hunch down in the wild, so that you can get a photo, only for it to play peek-a-boo with a thorn bush???
I reckon they are such graceful creatures and seemingly without a care in the world. — @ Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha, Tanzania
3 You may wonder why you'd get up at 3AM to drive an hour into the sand dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia ..... maybe you're a lunatic just like me. — @ Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Namibia
4 Can't help but admire nature when a young fella like this keeps trying to hide behind a twig, but reaches out to you at the same time. — @ South Luangwa National Park, Southern Province, Zambia
5 My first sighting of a black rhino and I can see why you wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of agitated mass of up to 1.8m tall, 3.8m long & 1400kg (6ft tall, 16ft long & 3100lb).
Beautiful and majestic creature none the less. — @ Etosha National Park, Oshikoto, Nambia
6 With Mother Nature's help ... and getting up at 3AM - you can help but take great photos of a Namibian sunrise over the sand dunes. — @ Dune 45, Hardap, Namiba.
7 Looking out over downtown Lisbon from the 12th century castle. — @ Castelo De Sao Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal.
8 As my shot shows, the architecture of Valencia is interesting and adds to the experience of wandering around the place. — @ La fuente de la plaza de la virgen de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
9 Not a bad view from my roadside hotel.
No, I'm not in a medical Hospital, it is simply the name of the village - Hospital de Tella. — @ Hospital, Aragon, Spain.
10 Nighttime skyline of Victoria Harbour is one of those wow moments that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime.
Against my better judgement, I stood on the foreshore for nearly an hour in ever increasing crowds for the Symphony of Lights that Hong Kong puts on every evening — @ Victoria Harbour, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
11 The locals reckon that Mother Nature does smile down on Sedudu Island in Botswana ..... I reckon I was just fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time. — @ Chobe National Park, Botswana
12 You've got to be careful where your swimming these days ..... if it ain't "snapping logs" (crocodiles) in the rivers, it's the hippo's in the waterholes.
I was fortunate to get this shot on Boxing Day before it got too hot in the crater. — @ Ngorogoro Crater, Arusha, Tanzania.
13 My photo really doesn't do justice ot just how great a sight it is looking out over the Ngorongoro Crater just after dawn.
The crater is the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera and measures 610 metres (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometres (100 square miles). — in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha, Tanzania
14 Sunset with the locals. — @ Chilumba, Rumphi, Malawi.
15 Just love sunrises on the coast - especially when lying in bed and having this view greeting you. — @ Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia
16 This is what a 5AM, -2 degrees C, sunrise from atop a camel, on the edge of the Sahara Desert, with no coffee to start the day looks like. Talk about first world problems. — @ Adrouine, Er Rachidia, Morocco.
17 It's not until your up this close to hippo that you see just how big and powerful they are and why they have the reputation for being one of the deadliest African animals. — @ Chobe National Park, Botswana
18 The moment you think that the lion is not posing for my photo - rather he's sizing me up for a meal. — @ Serengeti National Park, Shinyanga,Tanzania
19 Can't help but love making the effort to visit a world renowned site that's covered in thick cloud, but it clears as you draw closer.
Machu Picchu is one of only a couple of places I've visited, that I've stood still just to take it all in for a few minutes and simply love the moment.
My photo really doesn't do it justice - you simple need to go check it out for yourself - it's that good! — @ Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
20 Not much of a camouflage effect, but he colours on this lizard were so vibrant, iridescent and striking that you simply go - wow.
The hardest part in getting this photo was getting on to stay still long enough to get the shot. — @ Serengeti National Park Visitor Centre, Mara, Tanzania.
21 It was great going out on the Okavanga Panhandle at sunset, but it was hotter than a bride on her wedding night.
Not too many Botswanian "snapping logs" (crocodiles) around to spoil the evening though. — @ Nguma Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
22 One of my favourite photos from last years trip was taken around Dune 45 in Namibia.
While I was disappointed that I couldn't physically climb the dune, I went for a wander around the base and was rewarded spectacularly for my efforts. — @ Dune 45, Hardap Region, Namibia.
23 Hilly cobblestone streets, buildings from the 1600's and dodging passing funiculars - loved Lisboa's old quarter. — @ Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
24 Africa is such an interesting place - you look one way and you find what appears to be a harsh, isolated and desolate landscape, but turn around and you find the second largest canyon in the world. — @ Fish River Canyon, Namibia.
25 My shot of the Hassan II Mosque came about because of one of those "happen by chance - go with the flow" travel days.
While in transit to my hotel, I got talking to another passenger who wanted to hire a car and go check out Casablanca, but was concerned about going on her own. I suggest splitting the costs of a car & driver and see what the day brings - we had an absolute ball not only missing all the touristy crap, we ended up seeing the different sides of Casablanca that contributed to shots like this. — @ Casablanca, Morocco.
26 The 200 metre (650 foot) Victoria Falls Road, Rail & Foot Bridge sits over the Zambezi River and marks the international border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
I just liked the timeless architecture that was the brainchild of Cecil Rhodes, which was part of his grand and unfulfilled Cape to Cairo railway scheme. — @ Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
27 Can't get a more Aussie landscape, than a sunrise from the old shearing shed on Christmas Eve. — @ Yarrawalla, Victoria, Australia.
28 Found this Dodge beside the shed at Karlie's parents place and apparently it's still in use today.
Just loved how the brooding overcast sunrise skies really made my photo. — @ Yarrawalla, Victoria, Australia.