Sharing moments in time…

Welcome to Kruger National Park – the Africa Series

Hi everyone!  We’ve returned from the wilds of Africa (and New York City) a little road weary but armed with a tremendous experience (and a few thousand pictures) and memories.  I still have lots of things to do to get the photos arranged as I had a major problem with my portable hard drive that I stored my photos on (both operator and hardware issues).  In addition, I’m scheduled to have cataract surgery tomorrow morning so I’m a little preoccupied with that prospect.  Given all that, the trip was incredible and I’m anxious to share our captured moments with you!!

With all that we saw and experienced, its hard to figure out where to start.  So, as Julie Andrews sang in the Sound of Music, I’ll “start at the very beginning as thats a very good place to start”.  We flew from Cape Town to Johannesburg and then on to Kruger National Park which is in the North Eastern corner of South Africa.  Its a HUGE park encompassing over 7500 square miles.  After an hour and half drive from the Nelspruit airport, we were about to enter the park when we saw our “greeting committee” – two elephants cavorting in the Sabi River.  We got out of the bus while our driver checked into the park, quickly broke out the cameras, and have these images to show for it.

Our first view of the Park

The photos don’t do justice to the majesty of these animals in the wild.  In the following days, we had numerous up close and personal encounters with elephants so this won’t be the last you see or hear of them.

Howdy, big guy!

That’s it for the first post but please come back as I think I’ve some incredible shots and stories that you will enjoy!

16 responses

  1. Been waiting for Park postings. Loved seeing stuff from the day you landed, but let’s face it… Africa is elephants (and lions). With your commentary, this is as close as I get to my own safari. Thanks!

    December 13, 2011 at 9:19 am

    • Hi Cathy! Rest assured there will be lions (and lots more!)

      December 13, 2011 at 9:26 am

  2. Awesome! Looking forward to seeing more photos!

    December 13, 2011 at 9:23 am

    • Thanks Fergie – lots more coming!

      December 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

  3. fantastic shots, enjoy them!!

    December 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

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    December 13, 2011 at 10:21 am

    • Thank You! Much more to come and lots to tell!

      December 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

  5. This is a wonderful start to the many more posts I am anticipating from you! Until then, good luck with surgery and rest up!

    December 14, 2011 at 6:28 am

    • Thanks Marina – about to leave for “the knife” right now….I think you’ll like some of the photos I’ll be posting starting tomorrow (can’t use the computer for a day after surgery).

      December 14, 2011 at 6:52 am

  6. Enjoyed your post. The pictures are awesome! Hope your surgery went well. Talk to you soon!

    December 15, 2011 at 2:30 am

    • Is that you Charmaine? Thanks for the kind comment on the pictures – there are many great ones coming! The surgery went very well and I now have 20/20 back in my “new” eye! Hope all is well with you.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

  7. Great news about your surgery!!! Glad it went so well 🙂

    December 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    • Thanks Marina – its nice to see the full light and colors again. Even the photos that I just took look better.

      December 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      • Wow – I can imagine!! Really cool! Now maybe you’ll enter the next Nat Geo contest?

        December 15, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      • I’ll let you be the judge as you see some of the latest…how’s that for a teaser?

        December 16, 2011 at 11:12 am

      • ok!

        December 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm

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