In the days after a huge thunderstorm hit the Central Kalahari, Botswana, in March 2016, I became landlocked due to flooding all around my campsite... and the experience was 100% worth it!
The best part was seeing these beauties - Giant African Bullfrogs, 100s of them - emerge from what was dry ground and occupy any waterhole deep enough across the Phokoje Pan. But GEEEEZ were they were feisty fellas!
In October 2017, I was on the home straight after 5 months of self-drive Safari across Africa. Crossing through Botswana to see a final few Parks before returning home to Australia, I had my most intense photographic day yet - in the unassuming but sometimes chaotic Nxai Pans National Park.
From hearing the cheetah kill nearby to following the dove’s plummeting arc, the kamikaze goshawk and the 50 elephant bulls that came by that waterhole, it was an experience of a lifetime.