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Elephants in the Mara Triangle - December 2017


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The first week of December was spent in the Mara Triangle.  The recent rains in the night, very cool mornings, and a combination of lightning which would put a fourth of July fireworks display to shame, produced waist high grass in the triangle.....lush grass.  Plenty of it.

 

Enter the elephants.  Many of them.  We stopped counting after reaching 250.

 

Yes, it was an unusual sight...like black rocks from far away, dotting the green grass.

 

Go off the main road and it would be muddy.  This was not the place for those white vans, and they were wise....not getting close to the mud. This was a place for the 4WD Toyotas and the Land Rovers.

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THE PHOTO ABOVE - Heading from the West side of the Mara Triangle, we could see a tree shaking at a distance.  Getting closer, we saw the matriarch shaking the tree, while three youngsters were standing in line and watching her.  It reminded me of a school teacher instructing her students.  The matriarch would use her trunk and head to shake the tree so that the fruits would fall onto the ground.  She would then turn around and shake the tree with her back....all this, while the 3 youngsters would wait in line, watching her intensely.  

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Heavy traffic on the highway!

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Such an ethereal feel for that first B&W. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

A good set of tusks here in the Mara Triangle....

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Last month in the Mara Triangle.....

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