This blog is posted mostly everyday when we take a break from our usual retired Life as former full-time RVer's and travel overseas.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Day 2 - Kidazora Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana - Nov. 10, 2018

What a difference a day makes. Only 500 photos to look at and decide which ones to include. I think I may have gotten a little carried away with photos yesterday, but it was such an awesome day I just couldn’t help myself.


PB101659


Our guide, K.T., talking about some of the wildlife we asked about.


PB101662


Monkey in tree to right, and we all try to get a photo. We are still new at this African wildlife thing. Patience comes with time. He’s towards the left side on the horizontal limb.


IMGP0200


Getting a little better at this monkey photo thing.


IMGP0203


Even better. It is eating part of a bird a larger monkey higher up in the tree hidden by leaves has caught. The big monkey drops parts of the bird to smaller monkeys lower down in the tree.


DSC06978


DSC06982


DSC06985


IMGP0219


DSC06988


DSC06996


Everyone has a different idea of what beauty is. Botswana is a beautiful country in whatever form it takes.


IMGP0223


Baby ostrich tracks.


IMGP0228


There coloration blends right in with the grass.


IMGP0241


Two different hatchings of little ones. Photographing them isn’t all that easy. FYI, the two adults are a male and female. The female is a “dominate” female and she will raise any chicks she can take away from their mother. This way the strongest mother ensures the survival of the strongest chicks. Natural selection at work.


 IMGP0255


No comment necessary.


IMGP0248


DSC07019


IMGP0261


Baby giraffes.


IMGP0265


They don’t just eat leaves up in the trees. Little tree also have good tasting leaves.


IMGP0271


DSC07052


When she’s ready, he’s ready.


DSC07055


The look of a guy in love, giraffe style.


IMGP0277


Babies are so cute, no matter what the species.


IMGP0284


IMGP0286


DSC07077


Time to say goodbye.


IMGP0298


African civet, at least I think that’s what K.T. said it was.


DSC07094



What happens when your camera focuses on the tall grass in the foreground.


IMGP0304


Once again Linda comes through.


DSC07096


There is also a lot of this to find those creatures.


IMGP0307


But the reward is worth it. Cheetahs.


IMGP0310


PB101676


IMGP0326


DSC07099


DSC07106


Time for a break.


IMGP0332


We weren’t the only ones who were having a snack.

IMGP0343


It’s easy to guess who has the right of way.


IMGP0345


Little ones protected by the big ones.


DSC07133


Mother and three baby warthogs 10 feet of the veranda as I sat writing yesterdays post.


IMGP0359


IMGP0350


DSC07148


This tree is less than ten feet from our veranda. The marks I am pointing to are where elephants have sharpened their tusks, tearing off the bark.


DSC07144


Bar and lounge area at the camp.


DSC07161


An evening on the water.


IMGP0392



Cattle have the right of way.


IMGP0395


Propulsion method.


DSC07185


Sitting on the beach enjoying life.


DSC07198


DSC07197


IMGP0428


IMGP0427


IMGP0426


DSC07228


The end of another awesome day in Botswana.

No comments:

Post a Comment