Zimbabwe

It was late afternoon on Lake Kariba, when the thunderclouds started forming like ominous grey monsters on the horizon. We were relaxing on the Matusadona safari cruiser, photographing a fish eagle perched on a dead stump, with the amazing colours of the bird glowing in the soft afternoon light over Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe. Beyond...

Move over, Banff ground squirrel—there’s a new photo crasher in town.  An African bull elephant snuck up behind tourists in an undated photo taken in Wedza, Zimbabwe, in “the photobomb of a lifetime,” according to a statement from Barcroft Media. The five women failed to see the seven-ton animal approach them from behind as they concentrated...

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