Having recently returned from Mana Pools in Zimbabwe I thought I’d post a collection of photos of my favourite resident of that magnificent place.
He’s called Boswell. And no, he’s not a human…he’s an elephant.
Last I heard he was over 50 years old. I’ve been fortunate to have seen and photographed him on a number of occasions now, so this montage is an extract of some shots taken during these sightings.
Why is he called Boswell?
Because he acts like a circus elephant.
He is one of only 2 or 3 old bulls who are currently adept at raising themselves up on their hind legs to reach the higher branches and pods of the albida trees in Mana (the Boswell Wilkie Circus was a famous South African circus).
These photos were all taken while on foot. That’s the beauty of Mana.
Without further a due, I give you the old boy…
Would you like to have a chance to spot this legend of Mana for yourself “in the flesh”?
Then be sure to add your name to our waiting list for our 2014 Mana Pools Photographic Safari…
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