Hugs and kisses

19 february 2019

 

Each picture has its own story. When I showed this picture to Anne-Xin she said oh what cute hugging elephants. To elephants showing affection to each other like humans. Years ago I took this picture in Amboseli, Kenya. Two elephants playing and testing each other’s strength. This is especially important when they get older and want to start their own family. Now 8 years later my eyes paid attention to the ivory tusks and I was curios if they would be still alive today. Few people will know but every 15 minutes an elephant is poached. That’s about 100 each day and 30.000 a year. Killed for their ivory worth 850 dollar each kilogram.

 

Lucky

12 february 2019

 

It takes a lot of patience to make nice pictures. You need luck as well for extra ordinary pictures. This morning we met a couple of lions who killed a hippo the night before. Notch and 4 of his sons were specialized in killing hippos together. Eating a lot of hippo t-bones will make you sleepy and thirsty after all. This son of Notch woke up and was walking towards the small pool next to my car. Normally cats greet each other by rubbing heads but this time they gave a high-five. Maybe because of their wet manes, i don’t know but I was happy with this picture. Luckily I didn’t fall asleep and was sharp so I didn’t miss this shot. (Find more on www.adridevisser.com)



 
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