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dropmyload Dec 14, 2010 2:14 AM

Tsavo East National Park Day 1
It was a long weekend here in Kenya, so we headed off to Tsavo for the weekend.

Stayed at Manyatta Camp, and went looking for the descendants of the legendary man eaters of Tsavo.

We also saw plently of "red elephants".

A few snaps below, but it was very difficult to take wildlife shots...subjects were uncooperative and very far away!

Comments always welcome pls!
interesting headgear by babasujaan, on Flickr
mega yawn by babasujaan, on Flickr
so beautiful by babasujaan, on Flickr
secretary bird, locally known as snake eater by babasujaan, on Flickr

LTZ470 Dec 14, 2010 3:38 AM

Beautiful shots!

dropmyload Dec 14, 2010 4:49 AM

Thanks so was hard work driving and trying to get shots while my kids were almost jumping out of the sunroof!

Raghu Dec 14, 2010 5:39 AM

Nice shots, you seem to have had a great time there. The elephant photo is very well done - you get an excellent perspective of the tree size, which, if the elephant were not there, would go unnoticed. Thanks for sharing. You should have shared the 'vertical deer' here.

dropmyload Dec 14, 2010 7:22 AM

Thanks Raghu...

As per Raghu's suggestions, below is a generuk. Its a type of gazelle that likes to stand on two legs and eat....

strange habits by babasujaan, on Flickr

jim007 Dec 14, 2010 7:32 AM

great images ..thanks for posting..!!

saly Dec 14, 2010 10:51 AM

Wonderful shots! I also like the elephant, what is with the red color? Is it the soil that is stuck to them?

You have some great shots on your flickr site.

dropmyload Dec 15, 2010 12:04 AM

Jim, thank you! Saly, yes, the soil in Tsavo is bright red, and elephants love wallowing in it, hence red elephants!

Thank for your comments!

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