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.
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.
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!