Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Recovering from civil wars, Queen Elizabeth National Park is trying to rebuild their animal population.  During the civil war the fighters lived off game meat, so we were told to not expect much.  Beau and I were both pleasantly surprised the boat safari tour was so nice.  It was a nice change to see the animals from the water.  The hippos were on full display and all seemed very tired.  We got tons of yawning shots.  Hippos have very impressive mouths.  If a dentist specialized in hippos, they would be in heaven.hippo in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Hippos in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Hippo in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
bird and crocodile, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Water Buffalo, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Before Queen Elizabeth became a National Park, people lived on the shores depending on the water for food.  Uganda has worked hard to not displace the people that have always lived there.  The park and the people have come to an understanding to protect the animals and still continue to live in their villages.  It is crazy to see a hippo or cape buffalo so close to a person or the village.  Life in Africa.A villiage in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

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4 Responses to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

  1. heidi says:

    Amazing pictures and I really like this one with the hippos.

  2. Sara says:

    I love those hippos

  3. Really gorgeous pictures! I feel like I was right there with you looking at those animals. :-)

  4. Nashville Fan says:

    Your photographs inspire me to paint — I love the hippos but I also love the one of the boat. The colors are wonderful. I painted something a couple of weeks ago that I first started thinking about when I got your “Sunrise in the Sahara” photos. thanks again.