Went on a guided game drive this morning at sunrise. While it was still dark we saw plenty of zebras, impalas, springbok and wildebeests. As you see here, we later saw several giraffes, a crocodile, and baboons. The real highlight though, was being no more than 20 meters (60 feet) away from a young male lion resting next to his kill from a few days ago. It didn’t take long before the noise from our car woke him up.
Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values...God made life simple. It is man who complicates it. - Charles A. Lindbergh ● El hombre debe sentir la tierra para conocerse a sí mismo y reconocer sus valores ... Dios hizo la vida simple. Es el hombre quien lo complica. - Charles A. Lindbergh _______Fotografía por @naudewashere _______
I’m staying in the Erindi Private Game Reserve, one of the largest privately-owned wildlife reserves in Namibia. Near the campgrounds is a waterhole that’s lit at night. It is dry season here, so it attracts lots of wild animals. Just a few minutes ago I photographed these elephants, earlier today there were several giraffes and a pair of hippos hiding in the water. There’s also tons of birds around the property, and according an information booklet there’s “potentially dangerous animals such as snakes, spiders and scorpions moving freely across the site”. The nearest town is well over 50km (~30 miles) away, so this place is really in the wild! I wish I could get a good photo of the stars, because with near zero light pollution out here, the night sky is absolutely stunning.
I used to think camping was a thing for old people, but this is how I’ll be spending the next two nights. An early sunset, because it’s winter here, means cooking food outside in the dark, as this place is self-catering (there’s a small grocery store here at the camp, but no restaurant). Anyone stressing about food hygiene would probably have a heart attack, if they knew the amount of insects that crawled over my plate.