Botswana elephants 2015

Still got plenty of photos from my safari with Grant Atkinson.  I don’t know how I’m going to choose elephants since I have so many photos of them.

This was the very first evening.  Nice way to start.

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Love it when these big guys step into the road and block your way.  It’s only a reminder who’s really in charge.

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First morning we spent quite a long time sitting with this guy and a few birds.  It’s such an incredible feeling of peace and relaxation.  Perfect way to start a day.

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Some youngsters of a herd becoming more and more curious about their visitors.

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There were so many herds on the banks of the water.

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a couple of young boys ‘practicing’ being big boys..

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a little reminder regarding who’s in charge.

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Elephants truly love water.  They are comfortable swimming and playing in the water.

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Towards the end of the afternoon, the elephants leave the plains, climb the banks and disappear into the woodlands.

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Did I mention that elephants love to play with water??

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There are four calves in this herd, all about the same age.  The youngsters are hard to resist..  feels like I have a million photos of calves.

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In the interest of people’s time, I going to do the elephants on the Chobe River separately.  There’s plenty here and so many more on the Chobe.

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One thought on “Botswana elephants 2015

  1. Sorry I haven’t looked sooner Nancy, we went down to the Gold Coast for the weekend. Wow what an incredible time you had with the elephants and I know there is more to come on the Chobe, so I am most probably going to be speechless by the end of it. You have taken some fantastic shots and must be thrilled with your results. I am not going to begin to say which ones stand out because there is way too many as I am sure you already know.
    Fantastic, well done and give yourself a big pat on the back.

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