Tuesday Photo Challenge: Outdoors

Frank’s theme for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is ‘Outdoors’.

In the broadest terms, I suppose that any image that wasn’t actually captured in an interior would qualify. However, in this shot – another from Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi – I’ve gone for more of a ‘great outdoors’ feel, which is certainly enhanced by the moon hanging over the landscape.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Outdoors

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Radiant

A sunset catamaran cruise off Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Radiant

Touching

A giraffe and her child share a tender moment on the Sir Bani Yas game reserve in Abu Dhabi:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tender Moments

Desert Landscape

Although this looks a little like a lunar landscape, in fact this photograph was taken on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi. The long shadows of approaching sunset provide plenty of detail.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Rocks, Boulders, Stones

The Inquisitive Giraffe

This week, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge has the subject of ‘Tongues and Tails’. This is something I would definitely think twice about googling while in mixed company.

Anyway….in the game reserve on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi it certainly used to be possible to be driven through the giraffe compound and feed the locals through the open window of your SUV, as illustrated here. You can just about see the giraffe’s tongue, which in real life is actually blue.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tongues & Tails

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

WordPress wants to see some images of sunrises and/or sunsets for their latest Weekly Photo Challenge.

I don’t have many sunrises, probably because that would involve getting up early. However, in the past I have posted a few sunsets (all the decent ones, it seems) under various threads, so here is a little compendium of a few of the better examples, beginning with the same view that I put up in response to last week’s ‘Favourite Place’ challenge:

More exotically, this was taken on a sunset cruise off Muscat, in Oman:

and this one in the game reserve on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi – the giraffe enclosure, to be exact:

This, though, is probably the most spectacular sunset I’ve ever captured – just outside Beverley, in East Yorkshire:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sky

Still away from base, so still reliant on the back catalogue to respond to Frank’s latest theme, of ‘Sky’.

This was originally posted as the ‘after’ image of a largely unregarded post-processing challenge a couple of years ago.

The photograph was taken at sunset in the giraffe compound on the Sir Bani Yas game reserve in Abu Dhabi. Because the island is largely desert and this was well inland, the sky was not in the usual blue to purple part of the spectrum.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sky