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#341 Wild Dogger

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:32 PM

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Golden light Elephant at Kwara, Okavango Delta, Botswana


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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 06:31 PM

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Lebala, Botswana


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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

#343 Morkel Erasmus

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:02 PM

@Wild Dogger very nice!


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:04 PM

The famous "white boys" of Etosha...from our recent trip.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:05 PM

Okaukuejo waterhole, Etosha.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:43 PM

ELEPHANT HERD APPROACHING THE GREAT RUAHA RIVER.

Ruaha N.P. July 2016.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:58 PM

@Morkel Erasmus your elephant shots are just classic;I love them both.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:25 PM

​Further images from a sequence taken at the time of the panoramic image above. With the exception of Image 1 which was taken the day before, when we were charged by a young bull within 10 minutes of leaving the airstrip in Ruaha. However our guide Tonny dealt with the matter in a very professional if not slightly unorthodox manner, leaping from his seat and pointing violently away from our vehicle he began to scream "Go away" at the top of his voice. This amazingly worked very well, the elephant immediately sulked away. Tonny who proved to be an excellent guide was thereafter known as 'The Elephant Whisperer', and I can vouch for the fact that an elephant charge works as an excellent safari laxative. I remember turning to my wife and saying "This part of our trip could be very interesting".

Image 1. Irate young elephant takes exception to our vehicle. (Distance from vehicle no more than 10 yards possibly less).

From previous post.

Image 2. Largest 'Tusker' in the herd.

Image 3. Herd approach the opposite bank. (We are parked about 20 yards away from the river).

Image 4. Some anxiety in the herd.

Image 5. Individual close up.

Image 6. According to our guide Tonny, sorry 'The Elephant Whisperer' when the trunk is in this position the animal is relatively calm! 

 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:25 PM

@johnweir I hope that 'largest tusker' will live a long life, he still seems to be pretty young!


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 04:19 PM

THE ELEPHANTS OF TARANGIRE, PART ONE.

The following images were taken during 2 visits to Tarangire N. P. Tanzania in July 2015 & 2016, both visits were of 3 nights duration and were part of a multiple camp safari. On both visits we stayed at Oliver's Camp, which incidentally is excellent, during which time we enjoyed 6 half day game drives, 2 full day, 2 walks and 2 night drives. Our mammal count for both visits combined was 35 different species / subspecies. Tarangire remains one of our favourite safari destinations as it is still relatively quiet and has a variety of differing habitats. Tarangire is well known for the number of elephants that the park and the surrounding eco-system support. Numbers however did seem smaller in 2016, based purely on our own observations.

(All images taken in the area immediately around the Silale Swamp).

 

Image 1. The Next Generation. (Hopefully).

Image 2. Dust bath. 

Image 3. Tusks. 

Image 4. Old Bull. 

Image 5. Mother and calf.

Image 6. Herd approaching Silale Swamp. I make it 29, any offers.

 

   

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:42 AM

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Morkel's "white boys" in grey.

 

Nebrownii Waterhole, Etosha National Park, Namibia.

 


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 03:26 PM

THE ELEPHANTS OF TARANGIRE. PART TWO.

Text as for part one.

Image 1: Silale Swamp, general view.

Image 2: Rear end with sunscreen applied.

Image 3: Bull on the move. Taken near Tarangire Hill.

Image 4: Youngster. Same location.

Image 5: Family Group. Same location.

Image 6: River Tarangire. July 2016.

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:58 AM

The migration.  Maasai Mara, Kenya, February 2017.

 

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:36 AM

3 from Mashatu in Botswana:

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(seeing it again - too much vignette??)


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:01 AM

We love our elephant photos from the Mara (January 2016).

 

 

Mom, wait up
Baby beauty
Power
The young and the restless

 



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:57 AM

5 legged elephant  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Lake Manyara NP, Tanzania

 

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:50 PM

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Samburu Elephant

 
Photographed at 4:45 pm on 1 October, 2014 in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.
 
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Samburu's resident elephants range from mountains to river, actively feeding but seldom for very long in the same location. Their prodigious stamina is impressive.
 
This elephant was alone, quietly feeding near the track. It's lethargic movements fit the late afternoon, which was warm, with gradually declining light.

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