Today’s challenge was to capture a swarm / a group of “something” gathering in large numbers.
With a long to-do list in front of me today, I decided to venture into my archive and take you back to one of my most memorable adventures – in Tanzania and the Serengeti.
The zebras and wildebeest were on the move for their annual migration looking for fresh grazing and water. I was in awe of the sheer numbers of animals all travelling together – thousands and thousands as far as I could see.
Even more awe inspiring was how quiet it was. I guess I’m used to the movie version of cowboys herding cattle … the noise of thundering hooves and the constant complaining of the cows, as if running against their will.
… but here on the Serengeti, there was no bleeting, no calling, no mooing … no whatever-it-is-they-do. No stomping, no clomping, nada, nothing as they ran at full speed across the plain. Silence.
It was by far, one of the most magical things I’ve ever experienced.
Even the humans were swarming …