Posted: 2/14/2013 | February 14th, 2013
Last December, I went to Africa. It was life changing.
Africa is beautiful, breathtaking, and, as I said before, like “God’s zoo.” I took over 800 photos during my short three-week trip. I put up some photos last month, and since I had so many, I wanted to share some more today. There are just too many good ones. So without further rambling, here are 27 more photos to kick-start your day:
An elephant keeping cool in Namibia (one of my favorite countries on the continent).
A lone tree in the savannah, Namibia
Zebras and a giraffe out for a stroll in Etosha National Park, Namibia
Sand dunes outside Swakopmund, Namibia.
I didn’t touch up this photo. This is what they actually look like! Crazy, huh? It’s like a painting.
Ducks hanging out at the watering hole during sunset, Namibia
Watering hole in Etosha National Park, Namibia
The night sky. My camera doesn’t have a very sensitive lens, but you get the idea — you can see a lot of stars in the sky there.
A bushman from Botswana. He was happy and energetic in his explanations about the local plants.
Giraffes lounging in the shade in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
My guide said that this sight is rare, because if they sit down, it makes them easy targets for predators. If they’re sitting, they feel very safe.
The red dunes of Deadvlei, Namibia
The Okavango Delta, Botswana
An elephant at the Chobe River
No idea where this sunset was — but pretty, huh?
A lazy water buffalo at the Chobe River
The cracked earth of Deadvlei, Namibia
Fighting (or kissing?) monkeys at the Chobe River, Botswana
A crocodile in the Chobe River, Botswana
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Okavango Delta from the air, Botswana
Sandboarding outside Swakopmund, Namibia
Somewhere in Namibia…
Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon…
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia border
Sunset at the watering hole in Etosha National Park, Namibia
More elephants taking a stroll in Chobe, Botswana
Zebras at the watering hole in Etosha National Park
A lioness in Etosha National Park, Namibia
And here’s a video of some dancing in Damaraland, Namibia (it’s a bit cheesy, but they have great voices):
I can’t wait to get back and explore more of Africa. I only scratched the surface, but in my short visit, I saw such diversity that I look forward to going back…sooner rather than later, I hope.
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