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Elephant Photos - Pg 3

The third of our elephant galleries featues images from South Africa's Kruger National Park, the Tuli Block area of Botswana, and the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia.

All of these reserves offer excellent wildlife photography opportunities because of the large numbers of elephants resident there.

In Kruger, the estimated elephant population in 2000 was 9 152, up from 8 870 in 1998. That's a lot of elephants, so you'd be unlucky not to get some outstanding photos on a safari to the Kruger Park.

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Picture of elephant plucking leaves, Kruger Park, South Africa Photo of elephant showing its tusks, Kruger Park Picture of elephant grazing green shoots, Botswana
Elephant and calf, Tuli Block, Botswana Picture of elephant family group, Botswana Front view of elephant, Tuli Block, Botswana
Picture of elephant and calf, Tuli Block, Botswana Photo of elephant enjoying mud bath, Botswana pic of elephant stepping from mud bath
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Elephant wallowing in river elephant climbing bank elephant grazing
elephant pair in mud pool, Botswana Elephants enjoying mud bath, Tuli Block, Botswana Elephant using trunk to squirt water into mouth
elephant on river bank Elephant head and tusks, close-up young elephant
No Guarantees
It's important to remember though that the Kruger Park covers an area of 20 000 square Km (about the size of Wales), of which the roads form a miniscule portion.

So there are never guarantees of what you'll see - and that applies to most parks where travel is restricted to demarcated roads.

It is different in many of the exclusive private game reserves, where your game drives are less restrictive.

Luxury Game Lodges
If you're lucky enough to visit one of these luxury game lodges, your safari drives will deliver exceptional picture opportunities. The vehicle drivers are in radio contact and as soon as one of them comes across a special sighting, this information is relayed to his colleagues.

Visitor numbers are limited, so even if all the drivers converge on the scene of a lion kill, there will never be more than two or three safari vehicles at the same spot.

More About Elephants
If you'd like to find out more about African elephants, see:

Elephant Captions:
Row 1:
1.Elephant browses from trees, Kruger Park, South Africa
2.Elephant with good-sized tusks, Kruger Park, South Africa
3.Elephant grazes surface vegetation, Tuli Block, Botswana

Row 2:
1.Baby elephant keeps close to mother, Tuli Block, Botswana
2.Elephant breeding herd, Tuli Block, Botswana
3.Inquisitive elephant gets close, Tuli Block, Botswana

Row 3:
1.Elephant mother and calf, Tuli Block, Botswana
2.Elephant having fun in the mud, Tuli, Botswana
3.Male elephant shows his assets, Tuli, Botswana

Row 4:
1.Elephant wallowing in river, Lower Zambezi NP, Zambia
2.Elephant climbing bank, Lower Zambezi NP, Zambia
3.Elephant eating branch, Lower Zambezi NP, Zambia

Row 5:
1.Elephant steps into waterhole, Tuli Block, Botswana
2.Elephant lying in mud, Tuli Block, Botswana
3.Elephant using trunk to drink, Mkhuze Reserve, S Africa

Row 6:
1.Elephant on riverbank, Lower Zambezi NP, Zambia
2.Elephant stretches for tasty leaves, Lower Zambezi, Zambia
3.Young elephant in morning light, Tuli Block, Botswana

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