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.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kadizora Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana - Nov. 9, 2018

Not sure how I am going to write this post. Between the two us us we took 804 photos today. It would take we hours just to look at all the photos. I think I’ll just pick a few and what goes up, goes up. Shutter happy Bob and Linda.

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They knock on our door at 5 AM to make sure you are awake. Breakfast is at 5:30 and at six we leave for the day’s outing.

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Doesn’t begin to due justice to the beauty of the sunrise and I don’t have time to any adjustments to any of the photos,.

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How our guide, K.T., locates the animals. He finds there tracks in the road or alongside it, then goes in the direction they are going, either long the road or more like, overland, and the term road is used only its very loosest sense. Maybe wheel tracks is a better description.

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Animal trackway. This one is a hippo trackway because of the ridge in the center. Apprentice Tracker Bob.

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Female on left, male on right. I don’t have a clue what they are called. There are so many animal of this style, but in different sizes, colors, horns, etc. that I’ll make no attempt to identify them. And hopefully not post too many photos of them either.

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Think of it as chicken and egg thing. Which came first the tree or the termite mound?

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The view down the road. Each row of seats is higher than the one in front of it.

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Big bird, little bird.

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Big kitty, a cheetah or two.

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Or three.

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Right in front of Linda.

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An absolutely graceful animal.

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For the bird people readers.

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Okay, enough kitty photos.

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Asking for directions, Okavango Delta style.

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Water crossing.

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At least I try to act like I know what I am doing.

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Another kitty.

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And another.

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A tired kitty.

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When you get tired of sleeping on one side, just roll over.

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A couple of close by buzzards means the lion’s kill is near here.

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Dead hippo laying on its back. the head is to the right. You can see its last meal to the left  and then its hind legs.

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They eat the good parts, in this case, the chest.

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That one wasn’t the only one to die here. A hippo lower jaw.

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My only regret is we have so many animal photos that it is hard to post landscape photos. This area of Botswana is so beautiful I can’t do it justice. Come see it for yourself.

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Leopard.

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I think this is an impala, maybe. Maybe not.

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All that animal watching and photographing is exhausting. Time for a break.

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Everybody knows this one. Thought I’d post a butt shot so you would know what most of the wildlife photos we took actually looked like.

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Even better. A double butt shot in two sizes. Bad Bob.

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So, why did the warthog cross the road?

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Do I need to say it’s an eagle?

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Live hippos. They stay in the water during the day to keep cool as they have no sweat glands.

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Lunch time. It was a very good morning, very good indeed.

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In the heat of the day we take a break, then at 4 PM it is time for the evening outing. Tonight it would be on a boat looking for birds. You will not be seeing all the various birds we photographed.

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I’m certainly no bird photographer as you can see.

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Linda on the other hand is rather good at bird photography. Lucky Bob.

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Sometimes you watch the hippo and sometimes the hippo watches you.

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Hippo track.

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A gin and tonic with a beautiful girl by my side. Life is good.

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Sunset Botswana style.

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Sometimes your mouth opens to describe what you see and no words come out.




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