Wednesday, February 23, 2011

In the Pilanesberg Game Reserve a visitor gets seriously close up to nature sometimes closer than you want!

Pilanesberg National Park - in an ancient volcanic crater 
 "The Volcano that gave birth to a game reserve"

The park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as "Bushveld". Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.

In this case however visitors got a lot more than they bargained for the
pictures below are self explanatory

The male was in musth and, yes, the car was tailing him too closely and approaching him from behind - something elephants don't like. What is puzzling is that he is not
 ear flapping or showing any classic signs of anger
 
 
 
 
 
No need for those big telephoto lenses here!
However a change of underwear might
be required