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Posts tagged Mana Pools National Park

Come for a swim!

Come for a swim!

Marty’s photo of the day #2641: This is one of the pools at Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. The crocodiles would like me to tell you that the water is the perfect temperature, and they would like to invite you for an invigorating swim.

Zebras!

Zebras!

Marty’s photo of the day #2347: Hiking across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe gave me a real appreciation for Zebras. Their coats were so bright, and they were always on alert. They also kept me frustrated, as a photographer, often bolting at the edge of the effective range of my zoom lens.

Grazing Hippo

Grazing Hippo

Marty’s photo of the day #2131: Here’s a photo from Deb’s and my hike across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. This was a photo I had to be very quiet about taking. Even though I used a zoom lens, hippos are very fast. Had he heard me approach and charged, I would have had […]

The Twister Elephant

The Twister Elephant

Marty’s photo of the day #1879: This isn’t one of my better elephant photos, but it is one of my more memorable. While hiking across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, we came across a wetlands area, occupied by a Nile crocodile. The crocodile was about four-feet long, and my inner Steve Irwin convinced me […]

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