Lens-Artist-PC-54-Detail

 

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With dreams of Africa again next year,

my Details post comes from where else…Africa.  🙂

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Our first 2013 elephant sighting in

South Africa’s

Kruger National Park…

….did not provide any more detail

than we would note at a zoo.

Even this tusk while showing more detail

is still a cropped effort from a fair distance,

therefore not really good.

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However, upon our arrival at Elephant Whispers,

Tembo, a 6 ton male, helped us out.

Note the eye and lashes.

 

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Not to mentioned the size of

the nail clippers required

to keep his feet manicured.  🙂

By now you have realised he is

on the ground for inspection.

MGW found a warm spot under her hand.

She blushed a bit when told it was

the heat from his testicles.

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Although no-one in our group wore one

many local females (from memory)

were wearing a wrist bracelet

made from elephant tail hair.

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Not a cabbage leaf, rather the rear side Tembo’s ear.

Apparently the flapping of ears

helps with air conditioning the body.

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Note the wear and tear of life on the tusk.

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While  in the area of tusks, this is a sight

I have never before seen, or am likely to see again.

A work colleague of 2013 did not recognise

this view of Tembo’s trunk.

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Want to know how tall an elephant is?

Step 1.   Ask it to lie-down on the ground.

Step 2.   Measure circumference of its front foot.

Multiply circumference by 2.0 and you have

the height of its shoulder from the ground.

Therefore, a 1.5 metre foot circumference is

equal to 3.0 metres tall at the shoulder.

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Elephants have four toes on their front feet,

and only three toes on their rear feet which

are also a very different shape.

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Lots of living showing on the tusks.

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However…

…there were other things to think of

rather than look at all those details

while we were under Tembo’s trunk.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Detail

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Detail

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Detail

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Detail

 

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16 thoughts on “Lens-Artist-PC-54-Detail

    • Thank you, Tina. It was a great experience with Tembo. Tembo’s mother was killed (Poachers I think) when he was younger. He went a bit silly and killed 6 hippos before he settled down. Our guide helped raise him for several years.

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