Monday, November 16, 2015

Out of the Jurisdiction: Elephants

How about some more photos from the safari this week?


Elephants are plentiful in the Botswana bush.  This fine elephant dined on delicious palmettos 
in Xigera Bush Camp, Botswana.



In a huge herd of perhaps fifty elephants at the water in DumaTau Bush Camp, Botswana,
a one week old elephant stayed close to his mother.  (The rest of the herd are to the right.)
  

An elephant showed impressive trunk dexterity to strip the tasty cambium layer off a tree.


Animals will sometimes walk right past the safari vehicle without any interest or concern.
So long as the guests stay seated and are quiet, the animals think, "I have been seeing four-wheeled animals like that since I was born and they never hurt me, so I will just ignore them
and go about my business."


And, at DumaTau Bush Camp on the Linyanti River in Botswana, 
guess whose tent the elephant strolled past late in the afternoon.

11 comments:

Kate said...

Elephants are impressive in appearance and in behavior.

Luis Gomez said...

How wonderful!

Sharon Anck said...

Fantastic photos Jack!

Tanya Breese said...

how amazing to see them in their natural habitat!

Sylvia K said...

Awesome captures, Jack, and what fun!! Yep, I'm just a tad envious!! Enjoy!! With camera in hand, of course!! Your pics are the next best thing to being there myself!! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty!!

RedPat said...

Wow - that is so impressive, Jack! Wow!

William Kendall said...

They are such magnificent animals!

Taken For Granted said...

Elephants are amazing and intelligent animals who need all the protection and space they can get. You were able to get great photos of them. Hope these elephants are free from hunters and poachers.

Michelle said...

What a fantastic experience you are having.

Oman said...

Great pics are those that depict emotions and you greatly achieved that through this pics. Awesome.

EG CameraGirl said...

It must be wonderful to see them in their natural habitat.