Photo gallery for New IFAW Blog Entry Live: The Enigmatic EA Elephants

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Pretty Elkana adopts a typical EA posture - head buried in the Phoenix palms....

Pretty Elkana adopts a typical EA po ...
...before, ears flapping happily, sh ...
Camp elephants - the EAs graze next ...
Elfrida poses next to Cynthia's tent.
Else shoots me a slightly suspicious ...
A hugely pregnant Eclipse, with her ...
We always joke that with his tusks s ...
A perk of following the EAs in the p ...

New IFAW Blog Entry Live: The Enigmatic EA Elephants

Sat, 2011-09-10 11:53 by Vicki

I decided to write this month's blog entry about the EAs quite a few weeks ago. Imagine my disappointment then when I couldn't find them, even to take any photos to put up here on the website. As you'll see from the blog post, not getting data on the EA family is something I'm learning to live with, but they just spent about a week right in the centre of Longinye swamp, where any photos I took would just be dark grey blobs on a sea of green.

I'd almost given up, and decided to use some of our archive photographs, when by good luck Norah and I found Eloise. I really wanted a photograph of Eclipse though, as she's a main character in the family and in this post. The deadline was looming though and still no Eclipse. Then, I went to have a shower earlier than usual one evening, and spotted elephants just by the camp - not unusual at all, but I was delighted to spot Eclipse and some other family members. I hopped in the Land Rover and drove over to finally get the shots I wanted.

Proof that elephants can be suprisingly co-operative!

Please click here to read the post. I hope you enjoy it and the images.

Best wishes from me and the ATE team

Vicki