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African Elephants in the Samburu Complex
|Elephants are among my favourite animals and I always spend as much time with them as possible. They're always doing such interesting things, and their interactions are fascinating. They are so photogenic, and even if you only had a compact camera, you could hardly fail to get your subject 'big in the frame'!|
|A particular feature of the Samburu elephants is that they can be seen crossing the river, or coming to the river to drink, but you need a lot of luck - or a knowledgeable driver-guide - to be at the right place at the time they are doing it.(often just before lunch)|
|On our second trip the rear view (above right) was the only one we got, and it was two years later before we were able to spend over an hour with a family bathing and drinking, greeting and grappling facing us - but they didn't cross!|
|In 2002, we spent the whole of one of our after-breakfast game drives with the elephants which had come down to the - much depleted - river to bathe.
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