Pictures speak more than a thousand words. The opulent, coexistent wildlife that we experienced in incredible Tanzania made us feel rich and joyous in our hearts. It felt like they were demonstrating how we are meant to live harmoniously with nature. I also felt like intruders in the homes of the fauna (did they feel like they were the protagonists of the Truman Show?). However, the non chalant animals and birds went about their business. Often times we found the wild-life standing in uncanny synchrony, as if it was orchestrated by nature to put up a performance for the audience! They would stand still in one place like in the giraffes in the first photograph. They are just there, still...unmoving...staring or thinking...it is hard to tell...they are standing there in perfect harmony.With the sound of the wind, the gentleness of dew drops, and rustling of the leaves, I couldn't help but hear the unpresent symphonies to which the wild life seemed to dance to. The whole scene was nothing short of a poetry and I wanted more and more of it. I don't think any captions are necessary to describe the pictures below so I will let you simply take in the view.
Tarangire National Park was one of the many parks there. Given it's relatively smaller size, it was easier to see a lot of wildlife upclose in a short amount of time.
Giraffes comfortably roaming around in groups of 3 to 5
Ostrich out on a stroll with it's numerous chicks
This is not a painting!
The Dassie Rat
Bare-Faced-Go-Away Bird (Yes that is indeed it's name!)
Striped bums and beautiful horns of these antelopes were photograph worthy!
A tiny antelope - it is Dik Dik. Only 12-15 inches tall and weighs only 6-13 lbs!
Foxes hidden in the grass getting ready to catch the rooster.
Elephants of Africa are endangered species now. They are at very high risk as they get heartlessly poached for their Ivory tusks which get sold in the blackmarkets to fund terrorist organizations and greed of rich customers. A mind-blowing undercover story was done by National Geographic that can be read here: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/tracking-ivory/article.html
Nitin enjoying the friendly company of a family of elephants.