I really DO love Photo Friday. It’s the only thing I seem to be able to post on these days. I’ve got dozens of drafts started about my summer experiences, but still am unable to get them the way I want them. Some of them are simply Titles at this point.
So, having just recently returned from Africa, I thought it fitting to share pics of some wildlife I saw while I was there. These were taken “on safari” in the Liwonde National Park in Malawi. Oddly, I don’t love very many pictures that I took this summer. I do, however, love this one. Not because it’s a great picture or anything – far from it. No, I love it because there are four species captured in the one frame. The hippo, heron, and impala are easily visible, but do you see the warthogs as well?
Did you know that members of different hippo pods have different “highways” that they each use? I didn’t. And hippos of one pod do not use the highways of hippos of different pods! The things you learn when you are on safari!
And here’s one of a warthog upclose. Seems there was a warthog “highway” right in front of our chalet at the safari camp!
The yellow at the bottom of the photo? Normally I would have cropped that out. It was my front porch. I left in in as a reference to the proximity of the trail to our accommodations. This highway was actually a hippo highway as well. This was one reason we were all strongly warned to never leave our chalets alone, and to stay on the people pathways. Those hippos were loud at night, too! You couldn’t have PAID me to leave my chalet after dark, even if I wasn’t alone! Even if I had one of the armed guard with me. Hippos are some scary creatures!
More on our safari weekend in a later post…IF I can ever get the post to feel right!
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Here’s what’s coming up on Photo Friday in the weeks ahead…
Photo Friday Advance Diary:
22nd August: Julie’s choice - “Hat Day” (a picture of someone’s hat, that’s funny, pretty, or a self-portrait of us wearing our favorite or funny hat)
29th August: Mrs Nascar’s choice – Old cars (any interesting old cars from rusty scrapheap cars with a bird’s nest under the bonnet, to fabulous vintage or racing cars)