Reader Joe Dickinson had a trip to Africa six years ago, but I’ve been dilatory in putting up his photos (these were sent this year). There are three sets to go, which I’ll post in the following weeks. Here’s the first, with Joe’s comments indented:
Here is set 2 from Africa 2012, all from Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Chobe has, I believe, the largest surviving population of bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) and we saw hundreds, some quite close to our safari vehicles.
The impala (Aepyceros melampus) is the most common antelope in this part of Africa. Here are a female and another with a young male (small horns), probably mother and son. When he approaches maturity, the dominant male will drive him away.
This is a typical elephant sighting. There will be more.
Four giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) check us out.
I believe these are lilac…
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