Wim in Chobe:
Although it was somewhat cloudy when we set out this morning, by daylight the clouds were breaking up –
– until there were clumps and wisps of clouds around, and we photographed a magical sunrise.
The light was crystal clear and sharp, –
– perfect for bird photography. And of course the bird life as always was spectacular.
When we noticed a Black Sparrowhawk hunting we manoeuvred the boat closer, just in time to see it dive into a group of Egyptian Geese. It was a very near miss, and for just a second we all thought that the goose had been caught.
A quick visit to the hippos showed that they were back on honeymoon, with plenty of chases, splashes, grunts to accompany their mating behaviour.
There is always something interesting to see – even the vegetation takes on a life of its own ..
The area where we had seen the crocs feasting on the dead hippo still has a large number of the reptiles converged in a smallish area. They were either on the river banks or floating a meter or so below the surface of the water. An amazing sight to see!
All in all it was a wonderful morning to end our safari, and farewells at the airport were made with promises to return -ASAP!
Till next time …