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African elephants

August 16, 2012

PLEASE CLICK PHOTOS FOR BEST VIEW 🙂

July 2012.
Some of the many African elephants in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania.

The last one walks away, saying:

“Follow me – and come back soon to watch more of me and my many animal-friends and the landscapes of Tanzania!”

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  1. David Patterson permalink
    August 17, 2012 1:27 am

    Whoa! These are awesome! This must have been an incredible trip. Looking forward to seeing more 🙂

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    • August 17, 2012 10:54 pm

      My 5-days safari in Tanzania was an unforgettable experience – magnificent scenery, lovely people, lots of animals – and dust! – and cool nights, sleeping in small tents in between the animals 😉

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  2. August 17, 2012 7:37 am

    Wow these are brilliant, Truels! You are so lucky to get to see them in the wild 🙂 amazing. Love the shots!

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  3. August 17, 2012 9:48 am

    Wow, awesome! I love elephants…

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    • August 17, 2012 10:56 pm

      Elephants were my favorite of all the many animals we saw down there 🙂

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  4. August 17, 2012 10:09 am

    Det er noe jeg ikke se hver dag! Her måtte du sikker bruke en skikkelig telelinse. bilde ble min favoritt 🙂

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    • August 17, 2012 11:01 pm

      Disse fotos er taget med min standard-linse Canon 18-135 mm – ikke just en tele-linse (havde også en Tamrom 70-300 mm med – uden stabilisator og stativ) – men dyrene i Tanzanias nationalparker er ikke bange for mennesker og biler, så ofte kom de helt hen til bilen……

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  5. August 17, 2012 12:48 pm

    What a thrill for you to get so close to these marvellous creatures !

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  6. August 17, 2012 8:41 pm

    What an amazing sight. I love the first photo with the elephant having a sandbath. We had a similar experience of being so close to a herd in Pilanseberg South Africa, it is just awesome to be so close to them in their natural habitat. Looking forward to all your photos from this trip.

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    • August 17, 2012 11:03 pm

      I have been enjoying all your great photos of animals from South Africa, Frances! In fact I was thinking of you sometimes during the safari 🙂

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  7. August 18, 2012 6:33 pm

    How lovely Truels. What a wonderful experience to be up close and personal with these beautiful creatures.

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    • August 22, 2012 6:40 pm

      I was so surprised by the overwhelming difference there is between seeing these animals in the zoo – and in their element in nature!

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  8. August 19, 2012 6:44 am

    They look so kind. Your photos are terrific.

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    • August 22, 2012 6:43 pm

      These are amazing animals – I took many photos of them – and fortunately there are good shots among them!

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  9. August 19, 2012 11:57 am

    LOVE elephants! How close were you able to (safely) get?

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    • August 22, 2012 6:50 pm

      They are completely familiar with cars and people: They have many years of experiences that they are not enemies! Therefore all the wild animals came right up to the cars, and as long we stayed inside the car and did not touch them, nothing happens. Even lions we could have touched – but WE DID NOT! (more on them later!)

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  10. August 19, 2012 3:23 pm

    Herlige elefantbilder. Tanzania er flott, – himmelsk å oppleve gjennom kameralinsa! Velger en de riktige nasjonalparkene vil en alltid finne spennende motiver!

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    • August 22, 2012 6:51 pm

      Vi havde en fantastisk safari i Tanzania! Og jeg tog MANGE fotos 😉

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  11. August 19, 2012 3:24 pm

    Ønsker deg en flott ukestart!

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  12. August 21, 2012 6:14 am

    Superbly captured images of these majestic animals!!

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  13. August 23, 2012 11:50 am

    Sikken flot billedserie af disse fantastiske dyr.
    Du tager åbenbart også mange billeder. Det er først et problem når man sidder og skal vælge hvilke der skal gemmes – eller slettes.

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    • August 23, 2012 4:46 pm

      Ja du kan tro jeg tog mange fotos – ca. 2500 havde jeg nok med hjem. Og nu, hvor vejret ikke holder mig ude lige til sengetid, går der en del aftener med at kigge, sortere, vælge og gemme – og mindes de gode stunder dernede….. Dejligt arbejde!

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  14. September 4, 2012 7:25 pm

    Wow…did you mention a trip to Africa? I will be back to look and comment on all your posts as soon as I can. Another Wow on how close you were able to get to these huge animals. Nice light and photos, too. 🙂

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    • September 4, 2012 9:03 pm

      Yes, I was 16 days in Tanzania this summer – including a 5 days safari in the 3 greatest National parks. I was SO close to these animals, I could have touched them – though this is not a good idea! Being so close to the animals in their natural environment was a great experience.

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  15. September 5, 2012 5:04 am

    Truels, sounds like an exciting trip and I do love your elephants photos.

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    • September 5, 2012 10:11 am

      It was indeed, and I’m glad you like “my” elephants 😉

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