It was another wonderful and I planned my day with certain stops and certain shots I had in mind. African skimmers in action, elephants playing in the water etc...this was what I was looking forward too! All photographed from an aluminum boat on water level.
This is Chobe naturally. Chobe river in Northern Botswana. A haven for multitudes of wildlife and bird life.
But nothing happened.
The day was as quiet as a post-nuclear strike. Nothing.
As late afternoon approached, I had a handful of average wildlife shots and my mood was down in the dumps, but I enjoyed being outdoors and loved the fresh air.
I decided to switch of the boat off...drifting alongside the soft turns and passing small hippo herds floating in the water.
Right in front of me I saw a glorious sunset and a lone yellow billed stork...strolling on the banks. I picked up my camera and took two shots before the bird flew into the distance. I was surprised with the result. A solid sunset and a spectacular backlit stork! I loved the colours and just loved the calm, warm tones.
I learned a lesson this day: Enjoy every moment, even if the sightings are few. Eventually you will be rewarded at the most unexpected time.
Africa is an ever changing colour palette. If you spend enough time in the bush, She will reward you (:
Until next time folks!