Marty’s photo of the day #3023: For the last chapter in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, I wanted something special for the big finish. When most people go to Africa, they are secured safely inside Land Rovers. Deb and I, however, hiked 53 miles across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. It was an incredible adventure, which included surviving a hippo attack (which destroyed the canoe we were in) and seeing elephants like this—with no vehicle to retreat to. “Ah, Momma Elephant? Don’t mind us. We’re just part of the landscape.”