The Big Guys…

Despite the horrendous levels of poaching in Africa there are still many Elephants to be seen as you journey through Kruger park – and we saw lots! Our first encounter was with a herd that were digging away in a dry river bed, looking for the hidden water below the surface. The herd had several youngsters amongst them and they are always fun to watch and photograph as they jostle and play with one another. The closest encounter we had was at Lake Panic where a herd came down to drink at sunrise. First only a couple of Ellies were at the water’s edge but then a large herd of over twenty arrived on the scene; drinking, playing and eating their way past us in the hide. At one point we could have reached and touched them they were that close. As they left they completely surrounded the hide but thankfully left us peacefully. There were many other instances where we came across these gentle giants and all passed thankfully without incident.
The full report of our trip to Kruger can be seen here.

Elephant Drinking at Waterhole

Lone Bull at waterhole

Elephant Stroll

Matriarch on the move

Elephants at Lake Panic

Lake Panic encounter

Elephants at Play

Youngsters at play

Elephants Drinking at Sunrise

Sunrise at Lake Panic

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