Posts tagged elephant

(Click to enlarge) Can you find the hidden “surprise”?

(Click to enlarge) Can you find the hidden “surprise”?

You people are on drugs. There is no horse in this picture. There is no ostrich. Maybe you see God, but that’s between you and her. There are no wild boars or wild pigs, although that is at least in the ballpark. Wolf and moose? I do love Canadians, but…NO.
Back left-elephant. Front and centre, warthog.
I like playing games with you silly people.
njwight:

Sometimes you have to really look closely to see animals in the bush. Which TWO animals do you see here?

You people are on drugs. There is no horse in this picture. There is no ostrich. Maybe you see God, but that’s between you and her. There are no wild boars or wild pigs, although that is at least in the ballpark. Wolf and moose? I do love Canadians, but…NO.

Back left-elephant. Front and centre, warthog.

I like playing games with you silly people.

njwight:

Sometimes you have to really look closely to see animals in the bush. Which TWO animals do you see here?

I was so touched today to receive an email from Angela Sheldrick from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  She responded to my post dedicated to this young rhino named Shida that I met at the incredible Sheldrick’s Elephant orphanage in Nairobi. Angela and her Mother Dame Daphne Sheldrick are heros of mine. You should really visit thier site. They have saved 100’s of baby elephants-a blessing to all of us. It was shared on thier Facebook Page here.
 

I was so touched today to receive an email from Angela Sheldrick from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  She responded to my post dedicated to this young rhino named Shida that I met at the incredible Sheldrick’s Elephant orphanage in Nairobi. Angela and her Mother Dame Daphne Sheldrick are heros of mine. You should really visit thier site. They have saved 100’s of baby elephants-a blessing to all of us. It was shared on thier Facebook Page here.

 

Boys-it’s time for a little reality check…

Boys-it’s time for a little reality check…

Guess who? On a walk with some elies in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Guess who? On a walk with some elies in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

#Elephant enjoying the lazy days of summer…

#Elephant enjoying the lazy days of summer…

I just finished this digital f/x of one of my elephant photos.(Click to enlarge) It is being printed on canvas… I was trying to achieve a light painterly effect to highlight the rich textures of the forehead. Yes?

I just finished this digital f/x of one of my elephant photos.(Click to enlarge) It is being printed on canvas… I was trying to achieve a light painterly effect to highlight the rich textures of the forehead. Yes?

In honour of Satao, the beautiful fallen giant who I posted about earlier today…

njwight:

This is the oldest bull I have photographed. He lived in the Ngorongoro crater and was about 60 years old, according to my guide Moody who had been living and guiding in the area for over 25 years. Sadly, most of these older guys end up dieing of starvation as their teeth rot and they can no longer eat properly.

In honour of Satao, the beautiful fallen giant who I posted about earlier today…

njwight:

This is the oldest bull I have photographed. He lived in the Ngorongoro crater and was about 60 years old, according to my guide Moody who had been living and guiding in the area for over 25 years. Sadly, most of these older guys end up dieing of starvation as their teeth rot and they can no longer eat properly.

Saying Goodbye to a Tsavao Icon

I rarely, if ever, post news items but this has so upset me that I needed to share. The largest wild elephant in Africa, Satao, who lived in Kenya, has been slaughtered for his enormous and stunning tusks. Local authorities who had come to know this giant said he had begun to hide in the bushes more and more and they were convinced he knew his tusks made him a target. With so much slaughter going on in the region, I have no reason to doubt his intuition. Truly makes me sick.

My thoughts go out to the hardworking people in the Kenya Wildlife Service who have an unsurmountable challenge keeping the elephants safe. Thank-you for all you do in trying to keep them safe from the greedy humans who murder them.

http://tsavotrust.org/news/2014/6/13/kwaheri-satao-saying-goodbye-to-a-tsavo-icon

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”  - Coco Chanel
Not sure what I did to “merit” mine…

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”  - Coco Chanel


Not sure what I did to “merit” mine…

Clearly needs a very large pumice stone…

Clearly needs a very large pumice stone…

Clearly happy to see me…

Clearly happy to see me…