It's Travel Photo Thursday so here's a cool picture - a hippo doing yoga.
Cobra position- but I could be wrong.
Very good exercise, gets that curve in the lower back lithe and supple.
This was taken in Chobe National Park last May. After my EHRA 2 week volunteer project (second time) with desert elephants in Namibia in May, I joined up with Russell Frankish of Greenbushpig Safaris, guide for Britz Rentals self drive 4WD, on a 13 day tour of Botswana from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and return.
Chobe river front has many hippo. Take either a riverboat cruise with one of the many operators such as Zambesi Queen or your lodge can organise day game drives by small outboard boat. You can drive through via the many tracks but best viewing is from the river.
Exciting stuff. Mornings and evenings are best game viewing times when herds of animals grazing further inland must come down for water. Elephants, Cape Buffalo, gazelle, kudu, baboons, giraffe and if you are really lucky you'll see lion.
Take a look at this photo- giraffe, hippo and elephant all in the same frame.
Note how most of the elephants are tails towards us and looking either at the hippo, or at the bushline.
That tells you they're not too worried about us quietly cruising up in the boat. They knew we were there, but they're more concerned with the hippo or perhaps a lion hiding in the bushes representing the greatest danger.
Over at Nancie's Budget travelers Sandbox you'll see a great photo of ''The Dingle" at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Follow the links there to other fantastic traveller's photos being listed for Travel Photo Thursday.
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