Silent In The Darkness
Before the Mara wakes, I drive the burnt borders of Tanzania looking for the wildlife that will magically appear there. The border fires that light the sky throughout the night are criticial to aid in the management of poaching, burning the tall grass to small embers, and casting a blanket of blackness throughout. Each morning I find a different setting. A lone giraffe, an elephant family, and today a grey crowned crane following along so silent in the darkness just behind it's mate.