Tag: elephant

  • Photographing the human-animal conflict in Africa

    Photographing the human-animal conflict in Africa

    Too many people still believe that the main cause of wildlife disappearance in Africa is poaching. But, in many countries (when they are sensitive to the issue, like in Eastern or Southern Africa), poaching has receeded significantly or even nearly dispapeared. And this is the continuous human expansion which become the engine driving wildlife extinction:…

  • Baby elephants

    Baby elephants

    We are only baby elephants, but we’re not even afraid of the kings of the jungle! African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana, Éléphant d’Afrique) Masai Mara National Park, Kenya April 2014 Lion (Panthera leo, Lion) Masai Mara National Park, Kenya April 2014

  • Rock hyrax

    Rock hyrax

    Did you know that the hyrax is considered as, genetically, the nearest parent to the elephants? One big elephant being a cousin of an animal just a little bigger than a mouse… Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis, Daman des rochers or daman du Cap) Seronera, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, March 2013

  • An elephant is going away

    An elephant is going away

  • Elephants from Botswana

    Elephants from Botswana

    From my personal observation in Botswana, I would say that elephants are wild animals far from being calm and placid. They tend to frighten easily, to react promptly and to be willing to use their own power to force others to back quickly. These big mammals are very active and impressive: You don’t want to…

  • Drunk in the jungle

    Did you know it? Marula is a kind of fig quite common in Sub-saharian Africa that is (too) much appreciated by elephants and many other animals. But when it get old and ripe, it starts fermenting quickly. Then, this worthless fruit should receive the warning label like “Drink responsibly” or “Don’t drink and drive”. YouTube…