Samburu, third

This one will be mostly elephants and the landscape.

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We came across this herd hanging out in the shade of trees and shrubs.  Two youngsters engaged in some play, pushing and shoving each other.

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Then we found ourselves almost in the middle of route they chose to cross the road.  

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The littlest of calves always decide to ‘charge’ the vehicle… from a safe distance, of course.

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Another group..  It was nice to be fairly close to elephants again.

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Elephants crossing the river..

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And some more..

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Hope we smell good…

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This fellow was in front of my cabin each day in the morning and again in the evening.

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Just one more elephant…. question is, who’s the elephant??

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A few landscape pictures just show what a beautiful place it is.

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The sun was low in the sky..

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All those hills in the distance seemed to be layered behind blue gauze…

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The table top mountain in the distance is considered a sacred mountain by the local people.

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Finally, Robinson, one of our guides, has to be part of this landscape.  He is working on his gold levels.  When he described what his study entails, he might as well have a degree in biology, zoology, botany and oceanography!

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On to Masai Mara!

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3 thoughts on “Samburu, third

  1. I can\’t begin to tell you how much I am enjoying your photos. Every photo you have taken brings back so many memories and at the same time makes my two day wait seem like forever till I touch down in Nairobi. I love the ellies of Sambuur, you have captured them beautifully and in some wonderful light and great scenery. Your images of Samburu are making me think that is one of the places I should return to next year. Thankyou for spending so much time getting these blogs up for all to see.

  2. I, too, am enjoying your photos so much. The elephants are such magnificant creatures which you have captured so well. I just love the babies. Robert looks like a very interesting guy with a good sense of humor. 😉

  3. Wonderful photos! Watched some magnificent bulls on the Africam today. They are just so wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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