Friday, August 5, 2011
A day in the Park
The morning light on the way to Mt. Gorongosa added a new dimension to the trees. Every trip in the helicopter gives new perspective on the landscape. The shadows in morning made each tree appear more prominent in the forest.
We were delayed a little coming back to Chitengo due to taking the nets down along the forest edge. Upon landing back at camp, Bob was there with his Land Rover to pick me up at the helo landing area. He was with Candida Pinto a well-known Portuguese television news journalist. She is here by way of Libya, Egypt and some other places to do a story on Gorongosa for Portuguese and Mozambique television.
The day ended at the Hippo House, on the edge of Lake Urema. This is an old restaurant and bar structure from the glory days of Gorongosa. It sits on the edge of Lake Urema and is an incredible spot for birding. On arriving to the area I watched a Black-headed Heron swallow a 14” snake.
We used the site to shoot Ed for a couple of pieces for Life on Earth. Beautiful scene on the marsh. Interviews were also conducted with Mark Stahlmans and Greg Carr.
Just another day in the Park.