Posts Tagged ‘Savuti’

Savuti Marsh, Botswana

I leave camp with lights out at tree in the morning, driving by moonlight. I heard a lion’s roar near the campsite, and drive south. Stopping the truck a mile or two out, I sit and listen to the African night. A jackel’s yelp. Bird song. Baboons squabbling in a distant tree. No lions. And […]


Savuti Marsh, Botswana

Pop quiz. In the things they never taught you in photo school department… An eight-foot long, highly agitated python hides under your truck. What do you do? I think it’s safe to say that prodding it with a tripod leg until it emerges enraged, and promptly setting off after it with a macro lens to […]


Savuti Marsh, Botswana

In the depths of winter, the Kalahari nights are long, and that gives me way too much time to think. I spent much of last night pondering mortality. It might have had some to do with nearly stepping on a puff adder. I’d taken one step too many in the dark, heard a long, low […]