Last Updated on September 14, 2020 by Jeremy
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Namibia has been one of those countries where we arrived with few expectations and left with more wonderful memories than we even thought possible. Our reason for traveling to this destination was to climb the famous Dune 45 and see the trees at the Deadvlei clay pan, but one particular watering hole at Etosha National Park in northern Namibia had us raving for the rest of the journey.
Why is that?
Well, if we didn't know any better it would be easy to think that the 60 minute show we witnessed was a choreographed production for our eyes only. Just about every major animal from the park made its appearance at the watering hole in turn, and halfway through vanished for no visible reason. Something was coming, and a large elephant appeared in the distance as it made its way to the watering hole.
The animals slowly returned, and all coexisted in wonderful harmony around one gorgeous spot.
This photo essay shares some of our favorite shots from this encounter.
|A panorama view of our watering hole, complete with front row seats!|
|All animals coming in to get a drink of water from the watering hole.|
|Pumba comes in just to roll around in the mud and make a mess. Figures.|
|The animals quickly begin to leave when they hear something we do not.|
|A lone elephant makes its way out while the others get out of the way.|
|He just wants a drink like everyone else.|
|The animals slowly return to the watering hole, ever watchful at what the large elephant is about to do.|
|When they realize it is just bath time, they go back to business as usual at the watering hole.|
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About the Author: Jeremy is a full-time travel writer based in Pittsburgh and primary author of this site. He has been to 70+ countries on five continents and seeks out new food, adventure activities, and off-the-beaten-path experiences wherever he travels.