Lions and Elephants at Kalkheuwel

by Bob Shepardson
(DeBary Fl. U.S.A.)

Lion and Elephant

Lion and Elephant

Lion and Elephant
Lion and elephant 2
I'm not getting my feet wet
Car with gift from elephant

I've previously posted Photos of Lions and elephants at Rietfontein, well on that same trip (Sept. 2013) we photographed this same interaction at Kalkheuwel. In addition while at this waterhole we were surrounded by 4 different groups of elephants and basically held hostage as they were all around us. We sat with the engine off as two young males were roughhousing less than two meters from out vehicle. When they were done one of them turned, put his head over the hood (bonnet) of our vehicle and looked through the windshield (windscreen) at us for about 30 seconds, it seemed longer.

He than shook his head gifting us with a large amount of mud all over the front of the vehicle and walked off. In about 10 minutes or so the rest of the group left and so did we. Engine off and keep quiet. Hope you enjoy the photos. Included one of the vehicles taken back at Namutoni after cleaning the windshield.

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Feb 14, 2014
Etosha here we come!
by: Mike

Etosha looks like a good park for capturing animals together.

Feb 12, 2014
by: Kobie

Always great to see some of the big-five together in one image!

Feb 11, 2014
My best
by: Jenny

I love the story and the pics Bob, thanks for sharing. My best is the lioness about to leap over the water.

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