Africa is a great teacher. To watch a lion kill with savagery, then gently share the meat with its cubs is a reminder that despite our best attempts to disguise ourselves, we too are animals. Let’s not think for a moment that we don’t kill. No matter how much pretty wrapping paper we use, those bacon strips we ate this morning were once a pig. Last night’s barbecued steak was once a cow. And those nasty emails we sent our ex last week? In Africa, that little drama would be fought with claws and fangs. Africa strips away the veneer of civilization and shows us life boiled down to its most basic elements: Life and death. Love. Family. Conflict. Interdependence. Instinct. Territoriality. Predator and prey. Freedom.
I hope you enjoy these photos from Botswana…