In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle…
“In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle…
If I look at this picture, that I photographed through thick bush, I can’t but think of the song, “In the Jungle, the mighty Jungle…”the same song me and Noa danced on our first song at our wedding! Beautiful memories! This image was taken in Mashatu in the Green Season. A magical place filled yellow fields of Devil Thorn flowers. Join us next year for a “Green Season” safari of a lifetime!
P.S. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is a song originally written and recorded by Solomon Linda under the title “Mbube” for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the United States as adapted in English with the best-known version by the doo-wop group the Tokens.
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Old Green Eyes – A true survivor
When we started our Planet Okavango Project, there was a leopard in the area we were based called “Green Eyes” with the most incredible coloured eyes I have ever seen. The better the light, the better colour the eyes became for photography. End of last year a good 3 years since I photographed her last, I asked one of the guides from a nearby lodge when was the last time he saw her? Apparently she was killed, (a rumour), by lions, as well as her cub. He saw how the lions tore her leg off etc. Nobody saw her for months, so everybody assumed she was dead. To our surprise 6 months later we bumped into a leopard lying under a bush with the last rays of afternoon sunlight on her face licking her back paw. She was licking a “stumpy.” Clearly she lost a limb, but here was “Green Eyes”, very much alive. Survived a lion attack, and looking in good condition, with only 3 legs. Nature is a wonderful thing! A true survivor!
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After a huge fight between 2 hippo bulls the older male died because of all his wounds and blood-loss. The carcass drifted for a few days and after the
crocodiles had their fare share, the smell attracted hyenas and they walked in carefully to drag the remains out. After feasting for a while 2 lions appear on the other side of the river. To avoid getting eaten by crocodiles they walked downriver to cross the river where it was more narrow. The hyenas ran away and the lions feasted on the remains the whole night long until early morning. Now and then the hippo bull responsible for the other’s demise walked out of the water for some strange reason, to chase the lions off. I tried to capture the whole seen, two lions feasting, hippo and the river in the background, including the milkyway that stretched across the skyline. #singleframe
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