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One day to go!

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One week to go!

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This is the view we all going to be seeing in the next 3 weeks while traveling through some african countries. As we have posted before, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe will be overlanded by truck where me and my two mates, all together will carry a lot of photography equipment stuff and a total of 400GB of memory cards which should be converted to amazing captures from that wonderful place called AFRICA!

The Wildlife Project

Looking into yourself!

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For those who knows me well, will probably understand the message coming out from this picture. Of course that these two guys are only sleeping, however, it brings for the photographer an inspiration to be looking inside yourself, that's what I have being doing over the last few weeks.

Ramon, the Hippo!

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The main intention of our visit to the Zoo, at least my intention, was to take some photos from Lions, mainly Lions, but as Ramon was a show apart, we could not avoid to click him too, and result was that many of my friends still asking me to put more pictures from the friendly big boy called Ramon.  Friendly yes, but only with his mate Motta, not with anybody else! I believe he might be as dangerous as the once we going to see up in the Okavango Delta, the ones responsible for a large number of attacks, normally followed by death. 

The King

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Eight Years, 3 tons!

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This big boy is only 8 years old and weights 3 tons, besides the very friendly face, we were told by Motta that he would not allow us to go inside and no way to approach and do things that his best friend was doing like feeding him and touching inside his mouth.

Beautiful Lioness

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She is one of the five lions living in the park, three boys and two girls. 

Good Friends, really good!

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Special guests at S.Vicente City Zoo

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The São Vicente Zoo was scheduled to re-open on the 30th of april, a day before our national holiday celebrating "the labour day". With the intention to warm up our equipment, just 30 days before our departure to Africa, me and two mates of mine decided to visit the Zoo and why not to take some pictures of our local neighbours. By getting there, we were told that Zoo was not yet open and therefore no one could go inside, but, we were in our luck day and I manage to get one of the biologists in charge for the animals who gave us the opportunity to get inside and to have the whole park exclusively for us, in other words, to take hundreds of photos, and I tell you, we did. We had the opportunity to go freely inside restricted areas and off course with all secure procedures, we were allowed to be quite close with the animals, including lions and the hippo.  To touch the lion's mane was simply surreal for me, specially with the link I have with them, it was