Sand Rivers

Dog days of Selous

17 February 2013

Even a mud cap will do to stay cool in the afternoons!

Slurp, slurp!

Great white pelicans in the lake

Keeping hydrated, this fish eagle was enjoying a drink from the lake in between fishing

That face looks familiar...wild dogs enjoying their reflections in the water

Splashing around in the local hot springsWith Sirius aka 'The Dog Star' directly above us in our night time sky we are well and truly into our 'dog days' of the season, hot days and nights bring the animals nearer to any dwelling of water.

Already in the water to keep cool this crocodile has even given himself a covering of mud to try and keep cool!

We found this wild dog with 5 other members of his pack around this small puddle of water the other day, as well as bathing in the puddle they were also mesmerized by their own reflections in the puddle.

It's not just the animals who enjoy the water, we like to have a dip ourselves and our local hot springs are a highlight of a safari here in the Selous, even though these are very hot springs they are remarkably refreshing! The swimming pool back at camp is also a great spot to cool off in the afternoons!

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