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Too Close for Comfort, Safari Adventures, Botswana. #wildlife, #nature

Today we begin our safari on a narrow dirt road that is fringed by trees and brush on both sides.  Shortly after we cross the wooden bridge that links us to camp, we discover an old, male elephant standing in the bushes next to the road.  In the past, we’ve been able to maintain a… Continue reading Too Close for Comfort, Safari Adventures, Botswana. #wildlife, #nature

Life at the Hippo Pond–Safari Adventure, Zimbabwe

Globalphotostories – photographs and stories of world cultures, nature, wildlife and global learning.  Life at the Hippo Pond, Zimbabwe.  We see hippo ponds in every country we visit, but the siting in Zimbabwe is different.  Here, we watch the hippos from an enclosed viewing stand, where we are more protected than standing on the ground… Continue reading Life at the Hippo Pond–Safari Adventure, Zimbabwe

The View from Above– Wildlife Conservation, Zambia

As we travel by prop plane to Kafue National Park in Zambia, we cover many miles of open land.  I take this photograph while in flight to the Kafue wildlife reserve.  The initiative to link national parks, including Kafue National Park, from five countries into a great protected reserve is underway.  The Kvango Zambezi Transfrontier… Continue reading The View from Above– Wildlife Conservation, Zambia

Just Close Enough to the Elephants, Botswana. #wildlife, #nature

We take our second safari drive of the day in the afternoon, when the elephants meander down to the lake to bathe, play and cool off.  But, just how close can we get to elephants in the wild?  I take this photograph of the guests in the first safari vehicle of two in our convoy… Continue reading Just Close Enough to the Elephants, Botswana. #wildlife, #nature

How Close is the Lion, Zimbabwe

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  On the first day of our safari, our guide asks us what we most want to see and experience on our tour of wildlife reserves of subsaharan Africa.  “Sunsets, giraffes, zebras, elephants,” we answer, one person at a time.  “Yes, of course,” he replies.  “Food, culture,” we add.  “We can do that,” he says.… Continue reading How Close is the Lion, Zimbabwe