Elephants in Pictures
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Mon 18 Nov 2019 23:57
The Elephants We Met in iMfolozi Game Park
Looking at such a huge, huge area the question of seeing elephants seemed a big ask. So very pleased to say we saw a pair in the distance, a lone chap scruffing about and then a herd led by a giant of a lady. Every word, other than boring can be used to describe these mostly gentle giants. Powerful, intelligent, comical, loyal the list is endless. Strange that something so big uses its nose as a spoon, is a vegetarian, can be so camouflaged in the bushes and grass but looks like an elder statesman. We were so lucky to be so close to the matriarch when she pushed over a small tree to get at goodies beneath. Then later, to watch the herd move down to the river to drink and bathe. A treat, such a real treat.
ALL IN ALL A PURE DELIGHT NEVER, EVER TO BE FORGOTTEN