This was the best shot I got of this Hippo in 45 mins. The only time I turned away he jumped out of the water with mouth wide open gushing water. Unlike elephants, these animals have good eye sight .. as soon as I broke our staredown he made me pay by missing 'the' shot. 🦛
Elephants with baby
I had a wild experience after this photo .. back at the cottage, I was soaking outside in a small pool when an elephant approached. She came over to the yard's fence and pushed against it. Then, it cracked against the weight of her body as she leaned in for water. With only my head exposed, I looked up and spoke to her as she drew several trunks and showered us both .. amazing.
Be careful what you ask for .. two days ago in Cape Town, I had arranged to swim with Great White Sharks. Actually, it was a cage dive and I'm told it's quite safe. Not too crazy or even physical but exciting nonetheless. Anyway, much to my disappointment, the dive company called off our excursion due to weather (large rolling waves). Always the optimist, I thought these game drives in Kruger Park might make up for it .. little did I know, I would be getting wet with an elephant today.
Theres something so calm
Or maybe surreal
About driving down the country lanes
The open road ahead
With the windows down
And the wind whipping through my hair
Is it terrible that I'm missing summer already? I've been back at uni for exactly two days and already I feel like I'm stressed out and sleep deprived. Wish me luck for the next four months because I'm definitely going to need it!
Until next time
Is it destiny,
Or the random events of the universe
That led to meeting you
For the first time.
Times may change
But from now until forever,
I will travel the map
That leads to you.
Until next time