29 October 2012

{Elephants at Dusk}

I snapped these photos over our engagement weekend spent at Wild and Free Game Lodge.  While on a sunset drive one evening, we were lucky enough to happen upon this herd of elephants and it was such a treat to observe them interacting with one another in their natural habitat.  I don't know about you, but for me elephants have always seemed to have the kindest and most intelligent eyes.  When they look at you, you can almost sense their wise old smile peaking through. 


Experiences such as these always remind me of what a blessing it is to live in Africa.  Although Jurgen and I live the city life the majority of the time, it's so easy for us to slip away for a weekend and take in the natural beauty that radiates through this continent.  

Put simply, moments like these are good for the soul :)

28 comments:

  1. We saw so many elephants on our safari and I was always mesmerized by them. I seriously could have sat there for hours just observing.

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  2. omg! i love elephants! and how incredible that you're just driving along and see them!! greeeatt pictures!!

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  3. WOW! What a dream to be able to safari around and see elephants :). Elephants always seem like such gentle creatures ;)

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  4. I love elephants. They are my absolute favourite. I think I will sharing some of my favourite elephant pics this week

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  5. There are no words, your pictures are absolutely stunning!

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  6. These are such special photos (nice light!). What a privilege to be able to view these beautiful creatures up close. Seriously, elephants are the bomb :)

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  7. Beautiful photos Jen! You know hoe much I love 'ellies'!!
    x

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  8. Lovely photos. You are one lucky girl! I don't really have a bucket list, but if I did, see an elephant in the wild would be right at the top.

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  9. That is awesome!!!!!! Such a neat experience I'm sure! xoxo

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  10. Such an amazing experience!

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  11. can i come visit you please? (serious question)

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  12. I love the pics. Elephants are such majestic giants. We are truly blessed to be able to jump in our cars for a couple of hours and find such natural beauty and wonder.

    There is an elephant sanctuary in Harties that I am dying to take my dad too. You can interact with the Ellie's bath them walk with them etc. dad would love that.

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  13. Absolutely stunning photos. Elephants are amazing. We loved seeing them so up-close on the safari we went on in South Africa. Love them!

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  14. What a special encounter on such a special day!

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  15. A friend of mine said the other day that Elephants are the most photogenic animals in the world. And when I look at your photos I realise she was right!
    Ced and I also LOVE going for weekend bush breaks!
    http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  16. oh my goodness what beautiful pictures!! xox

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  17. What a beautiful world we live in. Moments like these, I am sure, make everything instantly better. This is stunning. I love elephants!
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  18. Beautiful - congrats on the engagement!

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  19. so incredible!!! you live in Africa!! crazyness!

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  20. these are breathtaking! I'd love to see one up close

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  21. Wow that must have been a magical moment!

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  22. Wow that must have been a magical moment!

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  23. Amazing! Those pictures are just beautiful.

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  24. That's an experience you'll remember forever and your photos capture them beautifully :)

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  25. Be still my heart!! My desire to go to Africa just grew 10fold... I love love love love Africa

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