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Elephants of the Mara and Meru, Dec. 2012

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Post  Safariman Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:03 pm

Some photos of the elephants I came across on my recent trip to the Mara North Conservancy and Meru National Park. It is fairly easy to see where they were taken as the Meru ellies are brown in colour, due to the soil, and the Mara ellies are the normal grey colour!!

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How to push over a palm tree!!

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Elephant family and wildebeest

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Having a mud bath

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Up periscope!!

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Mum and junior

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Sunset on the Mara

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A big mouthful!!



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Remember to keep your eyes shut when taking a shower

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Elephant bull

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It's hard work going uphill when you are very small

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Elephant cow

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Tiny elephant calf

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Post  Laikipia Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:46 pm

Those are great photos Safariman, thanks for sharing them with us. I particularly love the little ele being pushed up the hill.

It's lovely to see the different colours and so many beautiful looking eles.

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Post  littlewid Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:51 pm

I keep saying ,spectacular, amazing, wonderful, brilliant etc etc Safariman but those are magical ( might have said that before as well ) they truely are. To pick a favourite out of those is really hard as they are all so special in their own way, but if you were to push me for a fav by saying no Latte and cake tomorrow if you don't choose one, I would say , the cow ele, she looks as though she is smiling but you are so drawn to her by her eye, it just draws you in, it's so soft and gentle but appears to have a twinkle in it as well I love you

It's lovely to see the difference between the Mara eles and the Meru ones with the colours. You sure know how to take a pic of an ele Like a Star @ heaven and it was also great to see the Wildieboys as well cheers

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Post  gregrowlerson Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:54 am

Thanks for posting these great pics of the eles Safariman! Very clear, and as always I like your captions Very Happy

My favourites are Mum and Junior, Sunset on the Mara, Tiny elephant calf. cheers

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Post  whitestarling Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:53 am

cheers Fantastic photos, and captions once again Safariman thanks. My favourite is Mum pushing the baby up hill, I think thats a really great shot. I wonder does the colour come through the from the plants they are eating, or are there any salt licks thay they use that it could come form ?
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