Sometimes there are moments in our lives that become etched in our memories resulting in great conversation pieces or simply a memory that makes us smile quietly as we reflect and look back on photographs and videos. This is one of those moments.
Imagine you were there… parked in the middle of the African bush on the back of a game viewer, engine off, just listening to the sounds of nature… the birds chirping, the buzzing of insects, the propeller sound of a dung beetle flying by, impala barking in the distance.. feeling the cool breeze touch your cheek and the warm sun just peeking beyond the canopy of the game viewer and touching your skin.
You breathe in the earthy smell of the potato bush and the sweet fragrance of the flowering nearby trees enhanced by the smells of the hot earth beneath you. The natural melodies of the bush envelop you. At that moment, there is a rustle in the bushes and they move from side to side. A branch is broken and all your senses are now stirred. You peer curiously beyond the thick bushes but you see nothing.
You wait in anticipation, catching your breath gently, a bush is pushed aside and this gigantic formation appears… a majestic elephant bull appears before your eyes – his size is incredible, his tusks impressive, his eyes and body language so very relaxed. He is unconcerned with your presence and simply passes by, silently and gently, leaving you speechless as his giant form fills your gaze and then disappears before your eyes into the thickets.
This is one of those moments you will treasure for the rest of your life and tell the tale to your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and you too will watch their faces fill with the excitement of the memory… your memory, etched forever.
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