As I continue my journey through many years of photographs, I decided to dwell upon a trip to Kenya’s Masai Mara in August 2015 – where last week’s Image of the Week was taken. Although we were there for the migration there were lots of other photographic opportunities. After viewing a migration river crossing, we were returning for lunch. We came upon a group of elephants with a number of youngsters. They were covered in mud having taken a dust bath but one of the little ones had got stuck in the mud – a fairly common occurrence! The other members of the herd leant a helping trunk to get him moving again:
Elephant Antics 1, Masai Mara, Kenya – Alison Price, August 2015
He ran off at some speed after his experience:
Elephant Antics 2, Masai Mara, Kenya – Alison Price, August 2015
As the herd moved on another elephant found himself unable to climb a slope!
Elephant Antics 3, Masai Mara, Kenya – Alison Price, August 2015
When I return to my archive of images I find my photographs jog my memory and the events that we witnessed however common come flooding back. These images were taken five years ago and yet I still remember lots of detail about the weather, what we saw before and after and some of the characters involved in this viewing. So, for this week’s image of the week I present a triptych of Elephant Antics.