15 years ago I started working in the safari tourism industry and I remember our days being filled with wonder, excitement and learning. Armed with our binoculars and books, we would head out into the field to improve our knowledge on every aspect we could think of from birds to insects, stars to animal tracks, grass ecology to geology. When with guests we would impart all our knowledge, as best we could, and interpret what was going on around us in a language they could better understand. For that was our primary job as field guides, and we were the translators of the language of the wilderness we were in.
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