A highlight of our first African Safari was this.
Tembo was then a six ton,
thirty year old elephant.
When he was younger he became ill-tempered
just after his mother was killed, or died,
and he had killed six hippopotamus.
With this knowledge it did take some courage
to step in under his trunk and tusks.
Never did like this kind of fence.
Quick and relatively east to erect.
Difficult to maintain.
Same applies to this wire netting fence.
‘Although I would love to have watched how
the tree trunk post in the ground.
Definitely hard work.
A few weeks ago…
I posted this image and told how a work colleague said
she would not visit Africa because of scenes like this.
I never did show her this image of
an early morning passerby
taken by the light from our tent
and only a 42 inch high fence between us.
None of my domestic livestock had horns to photograph.
An Impala with an impressive set.
A pair of itchy…
Finally this horn appears to be too heavy to carry.
Or is it just sad because it is a Zoo rhino?
Safe from poachers but still in captivity.
Random shots again this week.
I had cause to photograph my car from this angle.
Plastic vs concrete?
No prizes for guessing which comes off second best.
Breakfast time in the garden.
I had never seen a tusk so close
prior to our visit to Elephant Whispers.
and from Kruger National PArk.
The Rhinos being the exception today.
We sighted these at the
Khama Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana.
This sanctuary has a twenty-four hour military guard
with a ‘shoot first ask questions later‘ brief.
Remarkable how cheeky young elephants are.
By far my favourite pair.
Nosy and Rosy at six weeks of age.
An unexpected game drive produced this sighting on
our last evening in South Africa in October 2013.
During September 2014 Limpy their mother was euthanized.