While the African wildlife…
…soon lost its novelty value…
…never, was an animal sighting less than awesome.
Although uncommon visitors to our car,
the Yellow Billed Hornbill was
a common sight during our African Safaris.
a hard creamy-white substance composing the main part of the tusks
of an elephant, walrus, or narwhal, often (especially formerly)
used to make ornaments and other articles
An Elephant tusk...
An elephant calf is nurtured
by its mother for…
…for approximately the first two years of its life.
Three Ground Hornbills.
Three gentle giants.
I probably have no taste in art at all but l like this
Spiderweb in Canola Crop image…
particularly the BW version.
Too busy? Or about right?
Another I like.
There must be another name for
Red Hot Poker,
but it’s too hot to search.
This looks so refreshing.
It was a toss-up but decided to stay in Africa
for my memories post
Scuba diving in Botswana.
The longest Rhino horn my eyes have sighted
Not sure who got the biggest shock…our driver or the lioness.
‘Limpy’ as she was known was on the track around a corner
and very nearly was run over. But she settled
about 15-20 feet away and posed for photos.
And last, but by no means least…the cubs.Meet Nosy and Rosy…my name for these two cubs.
Their mother, Limpy, shooed them down to watch the strange tourists
on the condition they sat on the elephant dung
which was about 10-15 feet from us.
This was an unexpected, last night, game drive.
We sat in near silence, our cameras clicking away madly.
After about twenty minutes we had to leave as the sun was going down.
A memory we will never forget as we had
an African artist convert one image to a drawing
for our living room wall, so the memory lives on.