The pool party – a story in pictures

It was a hot, windless, and dusty day in Etosha National Park, Namibia.

The signs were there that it is going to be another blistering hot and boring day.

 

Even to this day there is uncertainty and debate who started it all, but suddenly there was an enthusiastic shout – “Let’s have a pool party !”.

The reaction was immediate and spontaneous – the change in atmosphere was palpable.

 

The kids were gathered, beer packed, swimming costumes were ignored or forgotten (nobody cared) –  it was party time!

 

They came from everywhere – in pairs, groups, and singles. 

(Photo: Jaunine, Nikon D800 + 24-120 f4)

 

(Photo: Jaunine, Nikon D800 + 24-120 f4)

 

(Photo: Jaunine, Nikon D800 + 24-120 f4)

 

(Photo: Jaunine, Nikon D800 + 24-120 f4)

 

It did not take long before the first arrivals appeared poolside.

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

The party got going very quickly and enthusiastically. 

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

The more prudent moms quickly fed the kids before joining the fun.

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

As with many a great party, there were also the uninvited that tried to slip in.

It therefore did not take long before the gate crashers started rocking up.

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

What to do about the good, bad, and ugly?

Oh well – live and let live!

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

Party !!!

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

(Photo: Jaunine, D800 + 24-120 f4)

 

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

(Photo: Jaunine, D800 + 24-120 f4)

Of course there were the inevitable wall flowers and nay sayers, but even they enjoyed the boisterous spectacle despite their aloofness and pretenses!

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

All too soon the day passed and was it time to pack up the kids and return home.

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

The last of the crowd left – happy and content.

(Photo: Jacques, Nikon Z7 + 70-300 f4.5-5.6)

 

It was just another day in Africa !

 🙂

 

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  6 comments for “The pool party – a story in pictures

  1. Alma Bezuidenhout
    April 28, 2019 at 23:04

    Jislaaik Jacques! Dis ‘n pragtige storie. Mooiste foto’s. Ek het ‘n Sanparks groep waaraan ek behoort en kyk elke dag na al die mooi diere. Jou foto van die bokke met hulle agterkante is die heel mooiste. So fyntjies en tog so taai. Dankie ou swarie, het dit baie geniet!

    • Jacques
      April 29, 2019 at 09:50

      Dankie Alma!

  2. April 27, 2019 at 19:36

    I have the pleasure to manage Emanya Lodge @ the Gates of Namutoni, I must applaude to this picture story, very well done and spot on, its realy like the Story shows…
    Thank you and greetings from Etosha
    Jochen Henke

    • Jacques
      April 29, 2019 at 09:49

      Thanks Jochen, and you were such a brilliant host, the best ever!

  3. Dick
    April 26, 2019 at 15:52

    Brilliant!!!

    • Jacques
      April 26, 2019 at 16:19

      Thanks Dick! 🙂

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