I couldn’t resist putting in another entry for this week’s photo challenge, close. It is such a fun topic and I was able to rework some old pictures that truly demonstrate close.
The highlight of a 2005 trip to South Africa included a three-day safari in Tanda Tula Private Reserve near Kruger National Park. I had never been on a safari before and had no idea what to expect. We didn’t get the front row of the land rover but were seated in back so many photos captured annoying unknown heads in them. But I opted to leave them in the photo and not crop them in order to show you how truly close we got to the wild. Hope you enjoy!
See the head and the hand holding the camera? Annoying yet close, right! What about the tracker at the head of the land rover?
Look out! Elephant approaching!
When we encountered the first elephant above we knew we were in for an amazing experience. If there is one, there is more. The herd of 20-30 elephants were not far behind and boy did they get close to our vehicle!
We were told that the elephants wouldn’t be bothered or come at the vehicle as long as we stood completely still, did not stand and were calm. Then they would see us as one large, unthreatening mass. Thank goodness all the “heads” did as we were told!
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