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african elephant W/ Baboon

Loxodonta africana




We were fortunate to see many many elephants - and was surprised that an arid acacia scrub like Samburu could support so many and not shows signs of over grazing/foraging. The baboons seemed to hang with the elephants at Samburu. Despite seeing so many at samburu and nakuru, I was disappointed not to see the forest elephants at Mt Kenya.

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KarenSaxton 8 years ago

I don't know how I managed NOT to read My Pride and Joy all these years! He understood the animals and the people and wasn't afraid to admit when he made mistakes.

Hema 8 years ago

I enjoyed My Pride and Joy too. And BTW, I worship George Adamson! He really understood animals.

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

No, Hemma, I haven't seen it. I think I may have read it at one time, and I recently read Adamson's "My Pride and Joy," which mentions the film several times

Hema 8 years ago

Have you seen the "Elephant called Slowly?" I simply loved also shows the abundance of wild life there was!!

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Quite a frame for the Baboon

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

I think it was great luck, as I cannot for the life of me remember if I was going for the amazing texture on the elephant's legs or for the baboon hiding in the "shadows." I know I was having issues getting baboon pics in Samburu as they were no where near as acclimated as at Nakuru and they kept streaming away from us

KarenL 8 years ago

Great timing Karen!

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Eastern, Kenya

Spotted on Dec 28, 2010
Submitted on Jun 23, 2011

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