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Yearning for Amboseli

by Darren

Not a stunning picture this one of an elephants skull, in fact it was taken over five years ago and was just a grab as I entered Tsavo East National Park.  I think it’s fairly well known that elephants are very intelligent beasts, but did you know that they also mourn their dead, something which very few mammals do.

I have a long wish list of reasons why I need to return to Africa, but over the last few days I’ve been thinking that I need to put a trip to Amboseli on my list.  It’s a very small reserve in southern Kenya, right underneath Kilamanjaro, and it’s full of elephants, the best place to go and watch these gentle giants.  I’ve only ever spent just over a day there.

Like deer, elephants are hard to photograph, but it’s so rewarding to be able to spend time with them.

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