Sunday, June 2, 2024

02/06/2024 The Elephants of Etosha National Park Namibia in February 2024

 The maximum temperature in the Charente today is 17⁰C, minimum 13⁰C.  Rain last night measured 1mm.  North/East wind of 14km/h with gusts up to 30km/h.  It really is time the rain stopped and summer arrived.

Click on the link to see the elephants 'live'.

https://youtu.be/3b4Xt6K2tik


Oryx in the background and Springbok.

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Hold on, I am on my way.....

Springboks in the background.









Oryx in the background.

Impala in the background.



This shot was interesting as another herd appeared as you can see at the back.  They all waited, and after several minutes, a couple of elephants from the original group went to meet them.  Apparently, they were given the OK and the two herds joined up at the water hole.   Also another Oryx.

Impala in the background.














Lots more photos still from Namibia but time is not on my side.  I will get there eventually I hope.

18 comments:

  1. I have only seen elephants in the zoos. Seeing them in the wild must have been another experience. They look awesome!

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    1. Angie I am lucky having lived in Africa most of my life I have seen most animals in the wild. I guess Zoos have their place, but it seems sad that everyone cannot see animals in their own space. Keep well Diane

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  2. Hi Diane - they are brilliant to see ... and I'll be back to look more closely. What an amazing experience - two herds at once ... so fortunate. Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary, in all my years of watching elephants I have never seen two herds meeting up like this. It was fascinating watching the new arrivals waiting to what was obviously clearance to join up with the original herd. I could watch elephants all day they are so interesting with their reactions to each other. Cheers Diane

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  3. It is such a privilege to witness events such as this, Diane, and to have the wisdom and experience to interpret the sequence occurring before your eyes. I shall be envious all day. All day? Who am I kidding? FOREVER! Bonne journée et gros bisous - David

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    1. Hi David, It was remarkable to watch these elephants and two big herds joining up at the waterhole. In all my years in Africa I have never watched anything like this before and I have never seen so many elephants all together. Also I have never seen such a large pride of lions so Namibia will be remembered for ever. Bonne journee mon ami, bisous, Diane

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  4. These are incredible photos. You take me to places I will never see but leave me feeling I have been there with you. Thank you, Diane.

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    1. Marie I am delighted to bring a bit of Africa into your home and that you feel like you have been there. It is an amazing country. I hope all is well, Diane.

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  5. What a wonderful experience. I could sit and watch/photograph them all day long.

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    1. Oh, I agree they are fascinating to watch, and with the two herds together there must have been over 50 elephants. Sadly we only had about an hour as we were on our way out of the reserve to our next stop over. Keep well Diane

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  6. Me encantaria verlos también, me gustan mucho. Besos.

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    1. Gracias Teresa, por la visita y el comentario. Son animales asombrosos. Espero que estés bien, besos Diane.

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  7. Fabulous photos of a fabulous animal. love the one that has a trunk over another elephant.

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    1. Thanks Diane, I could sit and watch them for hours and this was very special with the two herds joining up at the water hole. I hope all is well. t'other Diane

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  8. I love elephants....they look so BIG but gentle. Love the pics.

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    1. Hi Pam, they do look gentle when they are with each other, but they are also to big to argue with!!!! I hope you are well, Diane

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  9. Wonderful pictures. One day I'll be able to do a post like this! Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. I hope you get to see them it is not unusual for people to visit Africa and say they did not see ant elephants!!! We were lucky to see two herds at the same time, Cheers Diane

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