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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Elephants in Kruger National Park

01 Elephant Night ride Kruger NP Mpumalanga ZA (800x600)
“I want to see an oliphant,” said Samwise to Frodo.


21 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, what a great post. It was long but it was informative.

dawdawsmom said...

well i didn't think the post was nearly long enough...LOVED IT!

jeannette said...

That was great info, Gaelyn! As long as it's interesting, I don't mind "long" at all:)

Diane AZ said...

Your photos and videos are terrific. The little elephants are so cute!

Barb said...

Gaelyn, you saw and learned so much on your trip. I find it fascinating - glad you came home with so much info. Can't believe it's soon time for you to return to work.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a fantastic post Gaelyn!! Love all the pictures, videos and info. Well done!!

Firefly said...

I love elephants as well. Its always a thrill to see them. Over here in Addo we don't drive over the dung cause it may contain the endangered flightless dung beetle. Looking at the tusker you were standing next to one feels sad to know that there aren't any of those left in the world. In Addo the big tusk gene was shot out and thus they only have small tusks these days.

Elaine said...

You got so many wonderful photos of the elephants and your post is very informative. You must have been in awe to see these beautiful animals. I'll bet you could have happily watched them all day.

Evelyn Howard said...

Amazing creatures. Great photos.

Abraham said...

Elephants are my favorite African animal. I hope they are always around but so many of been killed in the past that it makes God weep.

Enjoy this day. It was your future yesterday.

Jazz said...

Why would you apologize for the length of the post? It's fascinating - and the pictures are awesome.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent, Gaelyn. Such an interesting subject. Thanks so much for all the info. Wonderful animals.
Back to work, eh?
I am so glad you had this wonderful South Africa experience and I can see some of it through your eyes. MB

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Never apologize for an interesting tour of life of the largest animal we have. Loved the videos.

Craver Vii said...

Yes, this post was longer than I usually read, but it was a delight to read! These are amazing creatures, and you did a marvelous job going over some interesting details. I have two observations:

1) Thorns in their dung?! That's gotta hurt on its way out.
2) Females lead the group? Naturally, because the males refuse to stop and ask for directions. ;-)

Ishtar said...

Elephants are awesome and I love them, although the giraffe is my favourite African animal...

Carolyn Ford said...

You REALLY got some amazing photos of the elephants. The close-ups are fabulous! What an experience...and your acquired knowledge of an elephant's life is so thorough and informative. I really enjoyed sitting back and reading this post...keep 'em coming, Gaelyn!

eileeninmd said...

Fantastic post of the elephants, Gaelyn! Wonderful photos too! I would have loved to have been there to see the elephants in the wild. How Cool!

Ruth said...

Very interesting post and wonderful pictures to go with it.

Garry Hayes said...

Wonderful post! Never apologize for length...I never do! If someone doesn't like it, they can stop reading!

A human kind of human said...

I am learning so much from your visit to my country. Lots of info about the elephant that was new to me and I love it. Please keep it up and you will have to come back so that I can learn some more (smile).

Janie said...

How fun to see elephants in their natural habitat. Fascinating and informative!

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