Tag Archive: Elephant


This little Elephant tried to capture the smells from our vehicle when we were watching it and its mum crossing the road in front of us. Have a good weekend!

Thanda Summer!

This large Elephant bull enjoys the cool water on a hot summer day.

Cooling systems!

Most mammals can use their sweat glands to cool themselves down. Elephants cannot sweat so they have to use other means to cool down. They pump huge amounts of blood through their ears… Continue reading

The Elephants’ choice

One should never push Elephants and move in too close to them. But sometimes they choose to come close themselves. This female Elephant and the two calves where browsing on trees right next… Continue reading


While I was filing images which I have taken over the last few weeks I came across this picture of an Elephant Bull fight. I remember that we were quite close to these… Continue reading

Shaken by Elephants!

This young Elephant bull was testing the strength of my Land Rover and of Bheki’s tracker seat. After a slight shake to the car he decided that this was a “strong thing” and he… Continue reading

Mature and Teens!

From this angle the difference between a mature (40-45 year old) Elephant bull and a young bull in his teens becomes clear. Two of Thanda’s magnificent Elephants presented themselves during one of today’s game drive.

Crossing the Savanna

Thanda’s breeding herd of Elephant was crossing the savanna to get to a waterhole to drink and bath. These are a few black and white images I took at this beautiful sighting.  

Up the Mountain!

We tracked our Elephant herd for a long time when we spotted them going up a mountain. It is amazing how these huge creatures can move up a hill. On the same game… Continue reading

The Big Five in One Drive!

After two weeks of rain, wind and cold we had some great drives in the last few days. During the bad weather it was very difficult to find animals. They all were hiding… Continue reading