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Aloha all.  This is another in a series of distraction diaries that serve no grand purpose, other than to provide a brief respite from the stresses of the day and the battles being fought.  I hope you enjoy it.

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The sky to the southeast lit up dramatically.

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The shoreline in this area is an old uplifted coral reef.  It erodes into nasty spikes and sharp ridges.  You don't want to fall down here.

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One more of these.

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White-Rumped Shama or Shama Thrush, Female.  She likes standing on one leg.

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Her mate, the more boldly colored male. These are alien species introduced from SE Asia to Hawaii.

I am going to dig back into the archives and post some photos from my trip to Botswana last year.  I got back almost exactly a year ago today.

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Young male lion on the road.

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A pied kingfisher repositions a small tilapia for swallowing by tossing it in the air.

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A lazy leopard in evening light.

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A malachite kingfisher clings to a papyrus stalk.

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Mama leopard resting.

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Her baby

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The ultimate speedster, a male cheetah surveys the morning from a termite mound.

We will finish with what is always a favorite... the psychedelic lilac-breasted roller.
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I hope you have enjoyed this little journey to other lands.  Please feel free to post your photos and, as always, be good humans.

Aloha

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Baobab Sunset

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Originally posted to Haole in Hawaii on Tue Jun 02, 2009 at 05:41 PM PDT.

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