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Thu May 25, 2017, 09:40 PM

Elephants emerging and passing by









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Reply Elephants emerging and passing by (Original post)
Mira May 2017 OP
Solly Mack May 2017 #1
madamesilverspurs May 2017 #2
Leghorn21 May 2017 #3
CaliforniaPeggy May 2017 #4
Mira May 2017 #5
Skittles May 2017 #6
Mira May 2017 #10
mnhtnbb May 2017 #7
alfredo May 2017 #8
jalan48 May 2017 #9
Neema May 2017 #11
B Stieg May 2017 #12
mountain grammy May 2017 #13

Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 09:41 PM

1. I love elephants.

Real ones. Not the symbolic kind who insult the existence of real elephants.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 09:47 PM

2. Gorgeous, magnificent animals!

Awe inspiring, thrilled that you are able to be there!


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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 09:49 PM

3. Oh how thrilling!! The sight, the sound, and hell yeah, the smell of a big gorgeous

elephant!! Marvelous! Thanks, Mira!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 10:16 PM

4. Great photos, my dear Mira!

Talk about getting close...your group really did.

What an amazing trip. Thank you for taking us along.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Thu May 25, 2017, 10:27 PM

5. So glad you guys like them

it was a thrill of my life time to see this. There were about 10 of them. We could not really tell for sure, after all, they are wild, and in the bush.

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Response to Mira (Reply #5)

Thu May 25, 2017, 10:56 PM

6. where are you?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Fri May 26, 2017, 10:39 AM

10. It was in mid April -

2 1/2 hours north of Johannesburg - South Africa. In the bush.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 11:12 PM

7. What a thrill it must have been!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 11:23 PM

8. The only time I got to see elephants was at night

I was on a country bus heading to Tanzania. We had to stop on the road to let a herd pass. They were a lumpy, moving grey wall.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 12:33 AM

9. Thanks for the photos! What beautiful animals.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 05:11 PM

11. Beautiful!

I had the good fortune to see so many elephants when I went on safari a few years back, most people would be almost bored. But I never got tired of it. Each elephant thrilled me to the point of near tears.

One of my favorite encounters was a small herd near the road with lots of babies. A threesome of what appeared to be a mama and two youngsters (one a baby and the other her older sister) was no more than 10 feet from us. The baby was interested in us but the mama and older sister weren't paying us much attention. Mama got bored of the snacks on one side of the road and crossed to the other side right behind our truck. The baby started to follow her, and then got scared when she realized she was in the middle of the road and started to run back to her sister. I swear you could see the older sister roll her eyes at her scaredy cat baby sister. She sighed and guided her across the road to mom before going back to pretending she was too cool to care. It was remarkable how clearly you could read their body language.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:20 AM

12. So beautiful! Thanks so much! (nt)

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 07:21 PM

13. Magnificent!

I can only imagine the thrill of seeing them in the wild.

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