Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Scenes from our safari

Hi all! I figured out how to post a few pics using BlogPress for my iPad! So cool. Here are a few scenes for you...

These are the first set of elephants we saw at the Tarangire National park. It was such a sight! We had seen a lot of beautiful birds at this point, but these are the first large animals we saw..and tie first of the Big 5!

Imagine our surprise when our guide started driving away from the elephants toward this tree. We didn't see this spectacular leopard until we were at a closer approach. It was unbelievable that we saw him sleeping on the branch. After a few minutes, he woke up and sat and posed for us.

We were in awe to come across this giraffe. Notice his little friends he's carrying on his back. They eat the parasites off his back, so it's a nice little symbiotic arrangement they have!

This is the first of many impaled we've seen so far. They are such beautiful animals!

We had the opportunity to visit a Masai Village and the experience was truly humbling. The women of the tribe were so welcoming.

On our our walking safari tour yesterday, Michael and I got a great photo op with these friendly elephants. They are so fun to watch!

That's it for now. Hope you all are having a great week! Bye for now!

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Location:Tanzania, Africa


Vicki said...

That is so awesome Rose! Hope you have a great time! I heard you can adopt an elephant to help protect them from being poached for the tusks. Humm do you think they will fit in your luggage, when you get it back of coarse!