Djoudj National Park. North of St. Louis, Senegal.
Waiting for our tour guide.
Finally onboard our boat, we watched awestruck as women waded neck deep in the water gathering water lillies. Traditionally dressed with headwraps, they gracefully bobbed up and down to cut the flower at the stem. They sell the flowers at a market. We did not photograph the women.
Our first glimpse…
Breeding grounds of the Great White Pelican(Njagabaar bi in Wolof. Wolof is the language of Senegal.)
We saw a variety of birds in Djoudj National Park. I identified egrets and herons. The park has over 400 species of birds and other wildlife. You can read more about the Great White Pelican here.