This week yet again I’m featuring a photograph of an elephant, this time from Addo National Park. Yes, I’m a bit crazy about elephants and I can’t stop myself ! Oh well, why should I? This amazing picture was taken by Vid from Bruised Passports Blog.
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Picture story: Lone Elephant, Addo National Park, South Africa
People often philosophise about travelling. Travel is amazing because it helps one meet interesting people all over the world, acquaint oneself with foreign cultures, and contributes to the holistic development of individuals. But what makes travel special are moments of epiphany that can’t be planned – witnessing an ochre sunset that takes one’s breath away, being on an isolated beach with nobody around for miles, or reaching the summit of a mountain after a long hike. Spotting this lone elephant sauntering in the Addo National Park wild was one such moment for us.
We spent our days in South Africa trying to spot the Big 5. Amongst other things, we spotted playful zebras, baby giraffes nuzzling against their moms, galloping leopards, and lions feasting on meat but nothing quite compared to this vision. We spotted this elephant from a hill top at the end of a long day spent driving around Addo National Park in South Africa. Dozens of elephants gathered at one of the prominent watering holes at the National Park but this majestic creature chose the solitary path. It was staring into the sunset when we first spotted it. We stood, transfixed by its beauty. For the next 10 minutes, we found ourselves unable to move. Fortunately for us, the elephant stood there too, almost as if posing for the camera.
Expansive grasslands stretched on either side of the road as the elephant stared into the horizon. This is our everlasting memory of South Africa – serene, majestic, and overwhelming! For more captivating pictures, you could read about our safari in South Africa.