In March of 2010, Laura Gatz made her way to Africa, the last continent in a two month journey around the southern hemisphere.
Two weeks, five safari camps, and three countries later, Laura had been completely blown away by the variety and quantity of wildlife. It felt like an immersion course in a foreign language, in this case, it was the language of wildlife and nature.
Everywhere you looked there were telltale signs of what was afoot in the bush: bird calls, a whiff of musk, guinea fowl perching in trees, or fresh tracks in the road. If you know how to read the signs, they'll lead you to the wealth of wildlife just beyond the next bush.
Enjoy this visual essay of a small portion of the local wildlife that live in of Botswana.
Laura Gatz is a part-time writer and photographer currently living in Arcadia, MI. She recently returned from a two month sabbatical that took her to Antarctica, Easter Island (Chile)i, and Botswana, amongst other countries. Her newest book is entitled "Sixty Sunsets in the Southern Hemisphere." Volume I contains photographs of Antarctica, shot in February 2010. Visit her at www.lauragatz.com and follow her travel blogs at travelgirljourneys.blogspot.com.
E P I C A R C T I C Published December 15, 2012
Norway 2011 Published November 29, 2012
Sixty Sunsets IN THE Southern Hemisphere VOLUME II - Easter Island, New Zealand & Australia Published July 22, 2010
Sixty Sunsets IN THE Southern Hemisphere VOLUME I - ANTARCTICA Published July 22, 2010
Baltic Adventures Published October 20, 2009
RKD (expanded version) Published May 10, 2009
RKD (slim version - 80 pages) Published April 23, 2009
G is for Georgia Published December 13, 2008
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