African Desert Elephants Roaming the Namibian Desert
African Desert Elephants, like the name, say they live in the desert. Currently only found in Namibia and Mali. These elephants adapted very well to their habitat, the desert. On my trip through Namibia, traveling alone in a jeep with a roof tent, I came across a few times these beautiful magic African Desert Elephants. They seemed a bit grumpy towards cars.
Once I was glad that I was able to get out of the deep sand in a dry river bed when a herd saw me. The elephants turned out a tad grumpy! Oh well, a few of the Desert elephants started their usual ear flapping and trumpeting. They were trying to threaten me. When I saw the herd getting more nervous, then it was time for me to get in a safer place.
deep sand in dry river beds
In the deep sand of dry river beds in Namibia, you cannot just speed up like on a tar road. My jeep was more or less going as fast as it was possible, and the Elephants came closer and closer. Their feet and are wider than the usual African Elephant feet. They needed it to get better through the deep sand. And they were fast!! I was glad when I found an escape from the sandy river bed. That was able to get the proper distance between the African Desert Elephants and me.
African Desert Elephant is trying to break off a branch to eat.
the environment of an African desert elephant
The African desert elephants are crossing the Hoanib river bed. Their natural world, their environment they share with ostriches, Springboks and the elegant giraffes, and many more. Living in the desert, nearly said in the empty desert, but this would be very wrong. The desert has its very own beauty when you walk with open eyes. The heatwaves, you can see in the picture. The air “glimmering” like crazy, hot and hotter, where is my bottle of water? Phew was that hot, but again planning a trip to see these magnificent Elephants roaming through this rough country.
A Little African Desert Elephants herd is walking through Hoanib River Bed.
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+Tanya Stollznow Thank you very much Tanya 🙂
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Gorgeous family shot +Anette Mossbacher
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+andi rivarola always a pleasure Andi Thanks a lot :))
What a lovely shot, and yes, it does look hot. Thank you +Anette Mossbacher for sharing with +Photo Journal Worldwide
+Sumit Sen Many thanks Sumit :DD
+Morkel Erasmus I am sure you will see them one day 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Morkel :))
Love it – hope to see them in real life 🙂
Thanks for sharing with the #WildlifeWednesday photo theme…
+Andrea Wamhoff Vielen Dank Andrea :))
Großartig …dankeschön ! 🙂
+Leyla A. Roberson little ones are always cute Leyla, the cute factor jumps than in :))
+Shelly Gunderson it was hot Shelly very :)) Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂
Beautiful… the little one is so cute
Wonderful image and that does look hot. almost makes me feel warm in the midst of our cold and snow.
+Mike Spinak Always a pleasure. Thanks a lot Mike :))
+Tom Tran but they have been big Tom!! :)) Yes, the trees there are huge, no wonder, the roots need to dig deep for water! Thanks for stopping by Tom :))
Great environmental family portrait, Anette.
They look almost small in this landscape, +Anette Mossbacher. Wonderful shot.
+Anette Mossbacher Thank you for your attention !
+Kellie Netherwood Thanks so much Kellie :))
Beautiful sense of place captured! And that baby is sooooo cute!
+mady sach thank you very much Mady. Glad you like it 😀
wonderful picture !
+Hadegda Ignatova thanks so much, right you are 😀
Wonderful nature with elephants !
+Derek Evens Indeed this is a very unique environment for them Derek. Thanks so much
Unique environment well captured +Anette Mossbacher
+Louisa Catharine Forsyth Thanks a lot Louisa, yep will be fun again :))
+Sharon Jeannette Thank you very much Sharon :))
I love this +Anette Mossbacher so happy to hear you are planning another trip! Amazing experiences!
What a wonderful sight to see. Lovely capture, Anette 🙂
+Delcour Eric thank you very much Eric :))
+Annette Junge Daugaard ♥ ~❤❤❤~ ♥ :)))
+Marina Versaci Thanks so much Marina 🙂
+Jasbir S. Randhawa Many thanks Jasbir, glad you like it 🙂
+Dick Whitlock Me too, thanks so much :))
Fantastic scene and great capture. +Anette Mossbacher.
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Wonderful scene ♥
+Anette Mossbacher Splendid capture, Anette! 🙂
Love this – the animals and the setting!
+Matthias Haeussler Es steht Dir nichts im Wege Matthias 🙂 Das kannst Du auch super mit der Familie machen. Vielen Dank Matthias 🙂
super +Anette Mossbacher wie gern würd ich sowas auch mal wieder knipsen …