Elephants Walking Along the Waterhole by taffy

Elephants Walking Along the Waterhole

Thank you for your kind wishes for a good safari. and for putting lion/warthog on PP. This is truly a photographer's paradise! This scene was late afternoon of our first day in Tarangire National Park. This park is filled with elephant family units -- about 400 elephants in all. I suspect this upcoming year will be filled with posts from this trip. Choosing one highlight for each day is a fool's errand!
After three long and full days including game drives, visit to a Maasai village, and taking in street scenes as we changed parks, we took a useful break this morning for laundry, battery charging, and relaxing. I've literally deleted a few hundred photos that will not be missed. Hard to restrain when there are photo ops everywhere!
Fabulous edit Taffy. Keep enjoying!
January 4th, 2019  
This is amazing - fav.
January 4th, 2019  
Wow, fantastic!
January 4th, 2019  
Wonderful Taffy. Fav!
January 4th, 2019  
Wonderful shot and processing. Fav! I'll have to follow you if that's OK. Want to see more.
January 4th, 2019  
Great in black and white! Love this!
January 4th, 2019  
Fantastic photo, I love Elephants :) Enjoy yourself!
January 4th, 2019  
Looks like it is living up to your expectations. Stay safe
January 4th, 2019  
What a sight that must have been! Fantastic image.
January 4th, 2019  
this is fantastic - what a brilliant place to be
January 4th, 2019  
Beautiful image
Sounds like you are having quite the adventure
January 4th, 2019  
Wonderful image and edit, great in b&w
January 4th, 2019  
Oh, how spectacular! So nicely composed and what a wonderful sight to behold!
January 4th, 2019  
Looks like you're having an amazing experience. I really like your processing, the elephants look good in b&w.
January 4th, 2019  
Spectacular. I love the reflections.
January 4th, 2019  
just marvellous in b&w. enjoying the record of your trip :)
January 4th, 2019  
Wonderful fav.
January 4th, 2019  
Marvelous! Love your narrative. You are living every photographer’s dream - an African safari. I so look forward to your photos.
January 4th, 2019  
This must have been a great moment to see. Love your shot.
January 4th, 2019  
Perfect timing to catch this photo.
January 4th, 2019  
Wonderful! Sounds like you're having tons of fun! :)
January 4th, 2019  
Fabulous! So envious...sigh
January 4th, 2019  
Beautiful capture!!
January 4th, 2019  
Simply stunning! It sounds like a wonderful safari Taffy- enjoy every moment! Looking forward to seeing your images!
January 4th, 2019  
Really sweet B&W shot and I love the reflections. That is a wonderful experience to have, Taffy.
January 4th, 2019  
Perfect in B&W.
January 4th, 2019  
Such a stunning scene and wonderful B&W, fav!
January 4th, 2019  
Aghhh... I am envious! I hope you have a marvellous time there...gorgeous photo
January 4th, 2019  
Wow...Superb capture that pops on black
January 4th, 2019  
Fav!!
January 4th, 2019  
Fantastic capture - so perfect in B & W too...fav
January 4th, 2019  
gorgeous in b&w Taffy. love the reflections
January 4th, 2019  
Outstanding in every way
January 4th, 2019  
Agree totally with previous comments
January 4th, 2019  
A fabulous capture. Fav!! 😀
January 4th, 2019  
What a marvellous shot. They remind me of those vintage carved (usually ebony) elephant families that used to grace many colonial homes. :)
January 4th, 2019  
What an experience seeing these lovely animals!
January 4th, 2019  
You are so fortunate to be there with these wild animals. Enjoy every moment.
January 4th, 2019  
Terrific :)
January 4th, 2019  
I love elephants, and they remind me of my childhood spent in Kenia. Beautiful in black and white.
January 4th, 2019  
I'm so envious. What an experience to get to witness this. B and W is great for this
January 4th, 2019  
Wonderful in b&w!
January 4th, 2019  
Another great scene. Enjoy.
January 4th, 2019  
Always love seeing a scene that I wouldn’t normally see. I will have to look back to get caught up on your safari pics.
January 5th, 2019  
Stunning shot - even catching the reflections in the water. Perfect for b&w.
January 5th, 2019  
Great scene
January 5th, 2019  
For a moment there I thought you'd been in Sri Lanka, then remembered it was Tanzania. What a fabulous shot, and perfect choice for b&w. I know exactly what you mean about 'a fool's errand'. I came home with umpteen photos, many of which I'm deleting, but still leaves heaps. I'll be posting from our trip for ages. Looking forward to seeing more from your safari.
January 5th, 2019  
Fantastic shot!
January 5th, 2019  
So amazing. Fantastic in black and white.
January 5th, 2019  
Shots of a lifetime ...
January 5th, 2019  
What a scene you've captured here! I like the layered look of the image. Can't wait to see more and more.
January 5th, 2019  
Fabulous, I’m so jealous of your trip
January 5th, 2019  
Ah, to be Taffy. This is just awesome.
January 5th, 2019  
Love elephants! So well captured!
January 5th, 2019  
Fabulous sight!
January 5th, 2019  
Amazing to be there in person and being able to take pictures at your leasure. This is really beautiful and a great edit in b&w. Fav.
January 5th, 2019  
This is truly spectacular! I am sponsoring a little elephant orphan called Karisa and when I am over in Kenya, I will get to see him. I'm so thrilled to see your lovely photos and of course it gets another Fav from me
January 5th, 2019  
Wonderful shot! I just love watching elephants. So envious of your trip. The B&W really is effective.
January 5th, 2019  
Aren't the elephants just mesmerising to watch? - seeing this, I wish I was back in Namibia right now. A beauty of a capture in black and white.
January 5th, 2019  
Wonderful shot
January 5th, 2019  
Awesome, what a fabulous trip, I’m envious. 💕 this shot!
January 5th, 2019  
Beautiful b&w
January 6th, 2019  
@helenhall Namibia and Botswana are high on my list. It must have been wonderful traveling there.
January 7th, 2019  
Well done!
January 7th, 2019  
Elephants are such awesome creatures! Great shot of the procession.
January 8th, 2019  
Well what a marvelous photograph!!! Not only are you a superb photographer, but you have an artist's sensitive judgement when designing your presentation! Your quotation is brilliant! Never had heard it, but will be writing that one down!
January 11th, 2019  
Congratulations number 1 on TT - no surprise there with this fabulous image!!
January 11th, 2019  
Congratulations on this making the top of the TT. It’s fabulous!
January 11th, 2019  
Congrats on top spot Taffy :)
January 11th, 2019  
I Love this fav
January 12th, 2019  
Number #1 on the TT...congratulations to you! :)
January 12th, 2019  
Saw this on TT, and very well deserved
January 12th, 2019  
Stunning and a great choice in B&W.
January 12th, 2019  
Great capture
January 14th, 2019  
Congrats on this wonderful image at TT #1. How long was your safari? It sounded brilliant. I’m sure you would recommend it. Which travel company did you go with?
January 14th, 2019  
@shepherdmanswife Thanks! This has been incredible -- 12 days on safari, with 2 days at the end in Moshi (a cultural sort of thing we did on Kilimanjaro with a little hiking and visiting local caves, hearing about the Chagga-Maasi war, etc. Definitely interesting). This was set up so perfectly by the company we worked with, from lodging, to such a knowledgeable guide, to support on arrival and for departure (we're about to leave for the airport), to order of visits and where we went given the season. It's a small company owned by a husband and wife team, she from Australia and he from Tanzania. They really know the country well. They run a foundation as well to support women and children's issues here and a portion of the cost goes to that. Just totally impressive at all levels: www.africanscenicsafaris.com and the owners are Amanda and Simbo. I can't imagine a better company to work with. And costs were comparable.
January 14th, 2019  
@taffy thank you for the info. I will look them up. Have a safe trip home. x
January 14th, 2019  
Wow, such an incredibly awesome capture! Sure would love to go on an African safari one day. Must be a real treat seeing such beautiful animals and landscapes!
January 20th, 2019  
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