the setting sun
just beyond the camp's ridgeline
a hyena laughs
The photo was taken at Nomad's mobile safari camp in the northern Serengeti during the "sundowner" time when the camp attendants make a fire and everyone gathers to reminisce about the day's safari, share stories, and have a drink. It's truly a remarkable part of the safari experience. You return to camp after a long, dusty day traversing the bush, take a bucket shower, put on a clean set of clothes, and make your way to the to the warmth of of the fire and the camaraderie with your camp mates. The fire itself is both primitive and a potent reminder of the civilization from which you come. When the sun sets, it's all you have out there.