I was so limited with sharing photos while I was living in Uganda. The internet was as unpredictable as the reliability of the electricity. It took vast stretches of time to load a single photo. I had to balance my time as I scrambled to record all the excitement of the days, the oranizing of the photos, all the while I learned to be mama to an infant again! So, now that I am home I am going to share some of the photos I have made that I never got around to posting. The photos are as precious to me as if I’d discovered oil on my own property. I hope they ooze black gold into your hearts as I share baby wildlife, ethnic dance performances, feeding monkeys and so much city and country life that you will feel like you’ve been to Uganda.
The top on my list of favorites has to be the baby giraffe experience we had on our first safari in Murchison Falls park. We were winding up our safari and preparing for the ride back to the gate when two baby giraffe entered the road in front of our truck. It is a good lesson to remind all photographers never to put away the camera nor to grow weary of hours of photography. These two babies were my highlight of the whole trip. I favor the gentleness of the giraffe, and it’s awkward beauty above all the African beasts. I know many would be disappointed to go on safari without seeing a lion, but, for this adventurer having had the surprise of these two babies was far more than I could ever have hoped to see. Perhaps because I’m all about the babies in this world it is just the pure pleasure of seeing youth in the wild that sends me into the tizzy of ecstasy for receiving the gift of their presence. I know my boys would have loved to see a lion rip the head off a warthog and get squirted in the face with its blood, but for me to see two little giraffe scramble up a hill and nearly fall but triumph with success was satisfaction enough.
Here are some more photos of giraffe we saw while across the open savannah of Africa.