November 01, 2010

Tall, Aren't They?

We made a second trip to Etosha National Park toward the end of October. The dry season is firmly in place now and everything feels much drier (and hotter!) than during our last visit in August.  The animals are now getting their water exclusively at the waterholes as all other sources of water in the park have dried up. As you can imagine, this makes for great animal viewing for the human visitors at the waterholes.

We thought you might enjoy having a look at just how tall a giraffe is when you aren’t seeing it in the artificial setting of a zoo. The springbok in the foreground are about three feet high at the shoulders.

*.....future posts on our second Etosha trip are forthcoming