Elephants on the move!

Baobab Ridge - Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit, South Africa

We were relaxing in the shade behind our lodge when herds of thirsty elephants started arriving from all directions to the watering hole 40 yards in front of us. In total, we counted 64 elephants ranging from tiny newborns to massive dominant males. Breathtaking, and not once did I feel in danger. It was fascinating to observe their social structure, all coming together to share one of the most basic elements of life: water. Mindful of the others, they each got their fill and slowly turned one by one and marched back in the direction from which they came. Slowly, silently, truly magnificent gentle giants. 

African watering holes are the equivalent of your local corner bar, you can almost see the elephants glee of anticipation in meeting up with friends in this photograph. Would look cool on your wall! This is one of a series of "long frames" created from my Africa collection. Click on the image to go to the product store...available as a gallery print, or ultra cool metal, canvas or acrylic art piece. Guaranteed to brighten up your space, especially now that you can share the story behind the photograph with your friends...! Safe travels, RS