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The elephant and the tree

The elephant and the tree

Marty’s photo of the day #3981: A great old elephant next to a great old tree. Photographed while backpacking across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.

Chacma baboons

Chacma baboons

Marty’s photo of the day #3945: For me, the most enjoyable aspect of Deb’s and my five-day hike across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe was that we never knew what we’d encounter from one moment to the next. We could hike for an hour and not see much more than impalas. Then, all of […]

Elephant kindness

Elephant kindness

Marty’s photo of the day #3905: A little elephant kindness at the waterhole. Republicans could learn so much if they actually paid attention to their own mascot. Photographed in Zimbabwe.

Elephant charge!

Elephant charge!

Marty’s photo of the day #3694: Yesterday I posted a different elephant photo and someone (a bit tongue-in-cheek) wondered if the elephant was charging me. That elephant wasn’t charging, but this one is very much doing so. I was photographing this elephant while standing on the bank of a deep, dry riverbed. I wasn’t using […]

Elephant up-close

Elephant up-close

Marty’s photo of the day #3693: Here’s an elephant that I photographed while hiking in Zimbabwe.

Elephant on foot

Elephant on foot

Marty’s photo of the day #3592: When Deb and I went to Zimbabwe to complete the last chapter in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, I was determined to see the country on foot, not from the back of a Range Rover. The reason was for moments like this, when […]

Elephant family

Elephant family

Marty’s photo of the day #3508: Few things make your heart race, like walking down a dry riverbed in Zimbabwe and coming across a family of elephants.

The elephant surprise

The elephant surprise

Marty’s photo of the day #3391: I was exploring on my own in Zimbabwe, when I heard a series of cracks. I looked to my right, and there was this beautiful elephant. I had a zoom lens on my camera, so I wasn’t as close as this photo looks, but still, I was much closer […]

The most dangerous animal in Africa

The most dangerous animal in Africa

Marty’s photo of the day #3251: This is a Cape buffalo, photographed in Zimbabwe. From my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: Brian carried a high-powered rifle as a defense against animal attacks. He paused to warn us about animals that could force him to use it: “Contrary to what you […]

Elephant wells

Elephant wells

Marty’s photo of the day #3220: Elephants in a dried-up riverbed in Zimbabwe. The best water was just under the sand, so elephants would dig their own private wells.

The hungry elephant

The hungry elephant

Marty’s photo of the day #3185: I haven’t posted a shot from Africa for a while, so here’s a huge elephant Deb and I encountered during our 53-mile hike across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.

Momma Elephant? Don’t mind us!

Momma Elephant? Don’t mind us!

Marty’s photo of the day #3023: For the last chapter in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, I wanted something special for the big finish. When most people go to Africa, they are secured safely inside Land Rovers. Deb and I, however, hiked 53 miles across Mana Pools National Park […]

Big Bull

Big Bull

Marty’s photo of the day #2848: While hiking across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, I came across this great old bull elephant.

Elephants!

Elephants!

Marty’s photo of the day #2771: Today we go to Zimbabwe, for a shot I took of a mother elephant and her adorable baby.

Animals A to Z. The Letter E

Animals A to Z. The Letter E

Marty’s photo of the day #2616: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. E is for Elephant. Did you know that elephants can’t climb? I was in Zimbabwe, standing atop a high riverbank, when a herd of elephants passed below […]

Animals A to Z. The Letter C

Animals A to Z. The Letter C

Marty’s photo of the day #2614: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. C is for Cape Buffalo. What is the most dangerous animal in the African bush? Some people say lions, but nature guides say Cape buffalo. As one […]

If . . . (part 11)

If . . . (part 11)

If Donald Trump Jr. doesn’t have to go to jail for colluding with the Russians, can we at least send him back to Africa until he eats every last piece of the leopard and elephant he killed to get his rocks off?

Why did the elephant cross the road?

Why did the elephant cross the road?

Marty’s photo of the day #2235: Why did the elephant cross the road? (Photographed on the island of Borneo).

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