2020-12-20: Along the river

The Sabie River flows in front of Tinga Lodge, and on an afternoon game drive, only a couple minutes from camp, we came across a huge herd of buffalo. Some were crossing the river, others lounging in it, and others pausing to take a drink. Mixed amongst them were also a number of elephants. We spent a few moments watching all the action, and then carried on across a wooden bridge over the river.

It wasn’t a remarkable moment on safari by any stretch, but a lovely moment none the less and when I came across the photos today when trying to decide what to work on, they made me smile and remember the warm sun, the dust, the slight breeze and the scent of elephant, buffalo and the plants growing along the river bank.

2020-10-25: Elephants

I’ve come to the end of the photos I flagged from Kenya to revisit, and finish things off with a few of my very favourite animal.

The tree in the background was a favourite of the elephants passing through. They were all stopping to have a good scratch, and if any individual stayed too long, they were given a little to shove to get going from the next one in line, which is what had just happened here.
An evening drinks stop in Selenkay Conservancy, glass of wine in one hand, camera in the other, and a lone elephant having a drink at the waterhole. Of course the time of day and lack of tripod created some challenges, but the image bring back happy memories and that’s all that really matters.
A small family group, part of a much larger herd moving through the conservancy.

10-12-2020: Monochrome Monday

Part of an enormous herd of elephants seen in the Maasai Mara. We basically just parked the vehicle in a clearing surrounded by fever trees and watched group after group meander by, grazing, finding great scratching post trees and visiting amongst other family groups.

Happiness amongst the elephants 🙂

2020-09-21: Monochrome Monday

Elephants are such a wonderful subject for monochrome images. I know I have shared dozens before, but what’s three more?

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

This bull spent each afternoon around our camp, browsing among the tents and enjoying the waterhole.
A youngster in Amboseli marsh, on the move to catch up to the rest of the herd.
A small family group, part of a larger herd of around 30 individuals, seen at Amboseli National Park.