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Photo by James Kydd

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i love my job! This is my office. I work as a safari guide and conservation journalist. Throughout my life I have encountered trees in the wild that seem to pulse with some strange energy. This ancient baobab, estimated to have lived over three millennia, was one of them. There was a sense of unease amongst all the expedition members and we pitched our tents much closer to the fire than usual. Just after I climbed into my sleeping bag the chaos began. First a nearby troop of baboons went into a screaming frenzy, clearly distressed by the presence of a predator. Then the hyenas began to howl, at first just a couple but soon there was the crescendo of a large clan. I heard the loping footfall of one running through the camp. It paused at my tent and ran its nose along the flaps, sniffing close to my head as I cursed myself for not having the sound recorder on me. The howling turned into maniacal laughter followed by the guttural snarls of a pride of lions defending their kill. It was a long and thrilling night. ( okavango14 africa stars
Day dreamer. Safari guide.