Monday, October 31, 2011

Big bull elephant

A game drive anywhere in the Addo Elephant National Park, even if its in one of the concession areas and on the other side of the mountain, isn't complete without actually seeing an elephant.  So I was understandably getting a bit anxious when we were more than halfway though our morning game drive at Kuzuko and hadn't seen any yet.  But suddenly as if out of nowhere this big, well more like huge, bull made his appearance.

He appeared out of the bush and started ambling down the road towards us, not showing any sighs that he will divert from his coarse.  The ranger started backing away and reversed down a side path to allow him more than enough space to pass ahead of us. 

Not a thank you from him.  Not even a proper side way glance.  He just moseyed along.  But that's probably your right and privilege if you're his size.


  1. Love this Big Bull, yet he may not be That old as his tusks aren't very big. But then, I'll take seeing an elephant of any size. Glad you weren't disappointed.

  2. Wow! Superb captures... it must be quite humbling to come face to face with such a massive but magnificent animal!

  3. What a wonderful blog you operate! I'm so glad you stumbled upon my humble abode and left your calling card so I could return the courtesy. I am so impressed, I'm becoming your newest follower. Marvellous photography and delightful story-telling skills. Thank you!

  4. Wow! That is a huge elephant. I can tell from your photo from the jeep. Wonderful game park. Thanks for your comment on my antique post :-)