2016-10-02: Elephants

As everyone surely knows by now, elephants are my very favourite animal to spend time with and to photograph.  My time in both Uganda and Kenya did not disappoint with elephant sightings.  From seeing their footprints in the forest while tracking gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda, having a large male outside my tent at my camp in Amboseli, or being surrounded by the largest herd I have ever see while in the Mara, I had a little bit of everything.

Here are a few images of my favourite animal.  I hope you enjoy, and have a wonderful day.

A herd of elephants passing by our afternoon game drive in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.
A large herd of elephants passed through the Ol Kinyei conservancy, and we were lucky enough to spend about an hour with them one morning.  This tree was a favourite for neck scratching as the group moved along.
One of the family groups seen in Ol Kinyei Conservancy while staying at Porini Mara Camp.
Every elephant is unique; this one in Amsoseli National Park had tusks that crossed at the tips.  I had a lovely time being so close to such lovely, relaxed elephants.
Granted not the greatest elephant picture ever, but such a lovely sundowner spot in the Selenkay conservancy while staying at Porini Amboseli camp.  There was a raised viewing platform by the waterhole, where everyone staying at the camp gathered for drinks and snacks.
This big guy could almost be called the camp elephant at Amboseli camp, as he stopped by pretty much every day to graze amongst the tents and visit the nearby waterhole.  I took this standing by the door of my tent, he was amazingly close.






Travel Theme: Mellow

I did a quick scan through my last batch of travel photos to find a few mellow shots to share.

I hope you enjoy!

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A leopard rests peacefully in a tree top near Baines Camp in the Okavango Delta. 1/800sec, f9.0 ISO 640
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A lion cub chills out as dusk descends on Phinda Private Game Reserve. 1/500sec, f5.6, ISO 1600
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A group of cheetah cubs take a rest on the road after a hard days play. 1/320sec, f5.6, ISO 1100
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Sunrise over the Sabi Sands. 1/320sec, f5.6, ISO320
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Sunset on the Timbavati, and the first star of the evening. 1/60sec, f4.5, ISO 500

Travel Theme: Mellow

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