Monday, April 6, 2009
Above: zebras usually run away, it isn't easy to get close to them. In this case - in the Lion and Rhino park near Joburg - this mother and child were standing next to the road and continued to stand there when I stopped next to them. Leaving the park I went round a corner and nearly drove into two rhinos crossing the road. The white stripes are bird poo - egrets like to stand on rhinos' backs, presumably because they can pick up loads of insects when their hosts root around in the ground. Game drives are at dawn and dusk - which means you see stupendous sunrises and sunsets, one of the great aesthetic pleasures of SA.
Posted by Marsian at 3:28 AM