The story behind the photo 3/10
This photo has always stood out to me because it is a frozen moment from our of our more exciting journeys. Andy took this photo of the mokoro I was travelling in as we silently cruised down a still river in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. The idea of sitting in a dug out canoe to further our chance of seeing more wildlife while safaring in the Delta sounded idyllic. It was only when we arrived to the “pier” in the bush and surveyed the area for Cats and Hippos that we realised this could actually be dangerous. The water was infested with both Crocodiles and Hippos and if either hit the boat we were goners. We did encounter a Hippo swimming under water but as we gave it a wide berth it completely ignored us. The silent journey allowed us to get a glimpse of the elusive Sitatunga Antelope and a variety of birds of prey. However this image isn’t a reminder of what we saw but more the feeling of stillness and silence we experienced. A perfect Safari moment.
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