Every once in a while I get caught by images of certain aquatic wildlife. Those shots then will not let me go until I have taken my own images. It happened to me with the black manta's of the Socorros and it happened to me again with the great hammerheads of the Bahamas. It is something about the oddity of their appearance, but also about the way these sharks swim.. And so we went to the Bahamas in search of these majestic sharks to have our "Hammertime"-experience.
After our great trip to Magdalena Bay we backtracked to La Paz. The rough weather had calmed down and the sun was shining. Soon we set out on our trip to Isla Espiritu Santo. The island is commonly visited by tourists who come to enjoy the beaches, the scenery of the island and the sealions of los Islotes. We however were interested in all of the above mentioned things, but were hunting for the jumping Mobulas as well..
Day two of our dhow safari started off with a beautiful sunrise over Bazaruto island. A great warming-up for the day to come and a wicked scene to be spectator of.. Early that morning I woke up to the sound of birds and since I was unable to continue my sleep, I quickly searched for photo gear. I just had to take some pictures of this sunrise. Somehow it was lots easier getting out of bed for this, than for a regular day at work.. ;-)
After our wicked stay in Kruger National Park we flew out of Nelspruit into the fishing village of Vilankoulos in the northern part of the Inhambane province. This small town is growing in popularity with backpackers because it is the step off towards the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Various companies operate the waters with day trips or multi day excursions to the islands. Although tourists can visit the islands by other means of transport, the best way to go and see the islands is, in our opinion at least, by a doing a safari in a traditional dhow...