Our latest video takes a look at a series of elephant encounters in the Kruger National Park. Charlie and Jenny Johnson took this video, a compilation from their trips to the park. Watch the interactions between the meetings of breeding herds compared to those of the young elephant bulls.
The first encounter in November 2011, involved the meeting of two breeding herds at the James’ waterhole, just off the intersection of the S118 and the S114 in the southwest corner of the park. The following two encounters were in the northern reaches of the park in May this year; the first of these involved a number of male elephants meeting in the Luvuvhu River between the Pafuri picnic site and Crook’s corner (a most beautiful spot) and the second encounter was at the Klopperfontein Dam that same afternoon, on our way back to the Punda Maria camp.
Please note that my wife Jenny does most of the videoing, whilst I usually do the ‘happy snapping’ with my DSLR camera. On the last trip to the northern parts earlier this year, my daughter Karen was able to get time off and thus joined us and, as a consequence, she did a lot of the ‘happy snapping’ whilst I had the chance to enjoy much more of the show than usual.
We hope to be lucky enough to be able to capture some more of these wonderful experiences during our following visits to the park. Our next trip to Kruger is booked for October!