I would like to thank you all for the well wishes I received for Robs operation yesterday. He had a successful hip replacement and is doing remarkably well.
I would also like to thank Ian (Franko59) for his UA for my lioness, much appreciated.
We had the most incredible encounter with 5 elephant on the weekend. Early in the morning drive, we picked up their footprints on the track and had circled around to see if we could find them. Lo and behold they were on the track in front of us and walking fast towards us. Its when they are this close you appreciate their size. Our Ranger quickly reversed and fortunately their was a track to our left and he reversed sideways into there. (You will see our tyre marks in V2, as we were reversing they were already walking on them) Within seconds they were trundling past us. One elephant was almost past us when she glanced towards us...stopped...lifted her trunk to smell us, gave our Tracker a stare down and then swiftly moved on to join the rest of the herd. Fortunately it was only my heart that stopped and not my finger on the shutter, just love her whiskers below her tusks......I have uploaded the sequence of events...in V7 you will see our Tracker is nonchalantly sitting looking back at her...he really is a cool dude with nerves of steel...the lead image is shot at a focal length of 120mm, and is straight out the camera uncropped .the rest of the set shot at 50mm...
Have a nice day...
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