I am spending the day editing photos, afternoons and early night hoping for elephants near Panga. The small mammal team left today so there were good byes all around, they had a ton of stuff and managed to fit most of it in the back of one of the ford rangers. My favorite Landcruiser II also left, no more climbing the hills of Panga in a car or ignoring any obstacles. But on the upside I will be with Allain from now on so there will be more cheer and hilarity.
Editing has not been as depressing as before, I wonder if it is because I am older, and slightly due to the nature of the work. With the studio work, I really did not give up on the animals until I knew I had it, so for them its just a matter of finding the right shot. Unlike in the past of going through chimpanzee and gorilla photos and seeing all the things I missed or barely got as I searched for the piles of gold. With the teams at work, due to the power of 3’s I feel like there are lots of nice shots. Plus, I spent time with each team, so I had the time to get everyones patterns down and anticipate the good scenes.