The heading did say Elephants,
but this was a rare sighting that got me excited.
An adult and juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron out during daylight
The elephants regularly swim across the river to feed
And not an iceberg in sight.
A whole new angle on elephant photography
Up close and personal
Chobe is home to almost 90000 ellies
is this youngster 90001?
10/10 on the “cuteness” scale?
Old enough to know what to do with its trunk
Or perhaps not totally…
Getting the hang of it…
The Chobe ellies seem to be bigger than their SA counterparts…
or perhaps it is just because we were on a tender boat that they looked so big
Ear flapping to make me look bigger
A nice pair…
Time to head back to the reserve
Not just yet…
Or off to feed?
From the banks of the Chobe River,
the herds slip back in to the safety of the Chobe Reserve,
on the Botswana side of the river
All the images in this posting were taken during game”drives”
from this houseboat.
A big “THANK YOU” to all the staff…
Especially my guide, David.
This holiday venue is highly recommended!
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