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Photo of the Week

We collect the best photos we can find from the Internet, as well as from contributions made by our Trivia SA followers. The best photo of the week will be posted here, so check back regularly. E-mail your entries to fun@triviasa.co.za for consideration. Captioned photos would be preferred, as well as the photographer’s name, website and a link to the original photo if possible. If any of the photos published on our website are copyrighted and published without permission, please let us know by e-mailing fun@triviasa.co.za, and we will remove it immediately.


05 April 2015

The UN Rooivalk (Photo copyrighted: Arisha Ray Singh)
The UN Rooivalk (Photo copyrighted: Arisha Ray Singh)

The Rooivalk in this brilliant photo (by Trivia SA follower Arisha Ray Singh), is painted white because the SANDF paints all choppers and firetrucks white if they’re on a UN mission outside of the country.

Please visit Arisha’s Facebook page for more awesome photo’s.


11 December 2014

Kosmos near Clarence (photo copyrighted: Estelle Gouws)
Kosmos near Clarence (photo copyrighted: Estelle Gouws)

The beauty of the Free State Province in autumn, as captured by Estelle Gouws.


24 November 2014

Southern masked weaver - Jeff Harrisberg
Southern masked weaver (photo copyrighted: Jeff Harrisberg)

This beautiful photo of a Southern masked weaver (“swartkeelgeelvink”) was taken by Jeff Harrisberg.


04 November 2014

Rainbow grapes
Rainbow grapes (Photo copyrighted: ThatIrishFella)

Stunning photograph by “ThatIrishFella“.


05 October 2014

Figure in Landscape
Photo copyrighted: Louise Nel Fourie

Photograph submitted by Trivia SA follower, Louise Nel Fourie.


23 September 2014

Pawns and rook
Pawns and rook (Photo copyrighted: Arisha Ray Singh)

Another stunning contribution by Trivia SA follower Arisha Ray Singh. Please visit Arisha’s Facebook page for more awesome photo’s.


11 September 2014

Swimming pool flood
Photo: Thomas Peter / Reuters

A garden with a swimming pool is inundated by the waters of the Elbe River during floods near Magdeburg in the state of Saxony Anhalt, on June 10, 2013. Tens of thousands of Germans, Hungarians and Czechs were evacuated from their homes as soldiers raced to pile up sandbags to hold back rising waters in the region’s worst floods in a decade.


02 September 2014

Zebra Tanzania
Zebra, Tanzania (Photo: Giedo van der Zwan)

Giedo van der Zwan describes his contribution as follows: We were taking shots in the southwest of Serengeti, Tanzania. This location is known as Hidden Valley and was full of animals from the great migration. This pregnant zebra came out of the dust for a second to take a look at me. She was the perfect poser! Head straight, ears up, legs in line, tail accentuating her curving body while the herd in the background created the perfect stage of dust!


20 August 2014

Lightning over Pretoria
Electric chandelier (Photo copyrighted: Hougaard Malan)

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa A bolt of lightning illuminates the skies above Pretoria on a typical summer night of thunderstorms. Yet another stunning photograph by world-renowned photographer Hougaard Malan.


30 July 2014

Oryx
SANDF capabilities display, 2014 Rand Show (Photo: Arisha Ray Singh)

Today, we present you with the very first contribution from our loyal Trivia SA followers. An Oryx helicopter (named after the Oryx antelope) from SAAF 22 Squadron drops members of the Defence Force during a SANDF capabilities display at the Rand Show in 2014. The SANDF display was what got Arisha Ray Singh interested in the Air Force, and everything aviation related. Please visit Arisha’s Facebook page for more awesome photo’s.


23 July 2014

Harriers Leave HMS Ark Royal For Final Time MOD 45152144
A Harrier GR9 takes off from HMS Ark Royal for the very last time, whilst a Seaking helicopter hovers in the background. (This image has been digitally manipulated for artistic effect.)
GR9 Harriers from 800 Naval Air Squadron and 1(F) Squadron Royal Air Force launched off the deck of HMS Ark Royal on 24 November 2010, for the last time. They had embarked 5 days previously prior to Ark Royal paying a visit to Newcastle, the place of her birth. This was the last time that the deck of the ship saw fast jets, as she had been decommissioned since.

Photo licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.

16 July 2014

Harrier pilot prepares for takeoff
A Harrier pilot’s view as he prepares to take off from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.
A digitally manipulated image of a Harrier pilot’s view as he prepares to take off from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal. This image was the winner of the Digital Imaging Award in the Royal Navy’s Prestigious Peregrine Trophy Competition 2010.

Photo licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.

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