Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jambo from Tanzania

These elephants know how to find some shade to avoid the afternoon sun.
Cape buffalo are curious about us, or our camera. They can be mean, and some of them seem to stand guard for the rest of the herd. They can defend themselves successfully against predators, even lions, unless they are very young or very old.
The beaded jewelry of the Maasi is beautiful. I once bought the earrings that a woman was wearing, and our vehicle was quickly swarmed by other women offering their earrings for sale.
We visited a school of adorable children. My husband and I brought 60 cans of Play-doh, reams of paper, construction paper, scissors, glue, Etch-a-Sketches, and other supplies. Our tour director brought a new desk. The children were so eager to learn and friendly.
When elephants get old and lose their last set of teeth, they leave the herd and stay behind where the softest grass is located, until they finally die from the inability to chew and eat the enormous amount of feed that elephants need.

12 comments:

Traveling Hawk said...

Wonderful pictures! My favourites are the buffaloes. Lucky you that you visited African countries too.

Southshoreandbeyond said...

These photos are gorgeous! They look like something out of National Geographic. I can only dream of seeing things like this in person, so I will live vicariously through your blog.

glenda said...

Look forward each week to see where you are taking us. Of course I love the animal pictures and these are terrific! Wow, the earrings are beautiful and the story pretty funny.

Memphis MOJO said...

Terrific series.

Peter said...

What amazing picture, I have just found your travel blog and loved your Sydney shots. Happy Travelling - one of me and my wife's interests as well.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

waw, really great caotures!

JM said...

Jambo to you too! :-) Amazing pics, love them.

Cezar and Léia said...

OMIGOD Amazing trip!
Your pictures are magnificent!
I love kids smiling!
It's always a lovely moment visiting your sweet blog!
I'm purring and purring here!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Siddhartha Joshi said...

I love the Buffalo pic :) They really look very interested in what you guys are doing!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Wonderful photos. The last one is my favourite.

Joanne said...

How wonderful, I could easily go back to magnificent Africa, one of my favourite places in the world! Tanzania, the serengeti, Ngorongoro...... and on and on:)) Great pictures.

Linda said...

Incredible photos of the elephants! They look like a silhouette under the tree..You captured them in perfect position underneath the slanted beautiful tree...It looks like it is out of National Geographic..Stunning photography!! Greetings from New England, USA...Linda

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