Please excuse these shots not being sharp. Photography was challenging! We were in the middle of a herd of elephants that had moved around the car. The mood of the herd and the individuals can be a little excited! In the image on the left you can see the edge of the car window. I was expecting the trunk to reach inside and grab my camera.
I was driving so preparing to move was distracting me from photography. I was engaging reverse which for some reason was at the opposite end of the H pattern to what I am used to. Added to this the need to lift a latch to allow this to happen, also new to me. Now rapidly circulating in my brain were a combination of concern for how well our insurance covered elephant indents, where the %$@# is reverse, keep pointing the camera at the elephant so I don't miss the shots, where are the rest of the elephants, isn't this just fantastic, Oh great his friend is coming to help, .... Did I mention that I have a tremor? Nothing serious but not helpful for a wildlife artist - photographer . Oh by the way, this elephant was not thrilled by the noise our SLR's motor drives were making.
The moving dilemma was resolved by the fact that elephants were all around us so moving was out of the question.
For an animation of the ele antics: Animated gif (2.1meg)
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The black line on the map shows our travels in Kruger National Park.