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Nicky Blue Classen  ๐ŸพALL WILD, ALL FREE, ALL in AFRICA & ALL TAKEN BY ME๐Ÿพ Incase anyone is wondering all images are copyrighted ยฉ

Peek-a-boo. โ€œTo be a baby elephant must be wonderful. Surrounded by a loving family 24 hours a day. Touched by the family, cuddled and comforted. A tremendous love and compassion exuded by every family member. I think it must be how it ought to be, in a perfect world.โ€ Daphne Sheldrick. Taken in the Mara Conservancy ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜

Fighting for survival.
This is Imani with 3 of her cubs, the other one is behind her - this was the impossible task of getting all of them to look in them same direction, which obviously didnโ€™t work. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Prior to taking this photo she had 4 cubs and now apparently she only has 1. Taken in the Mara Conservancy ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ†

Black Rhino.
Way up North of Africa we found him grazing in this lush green grass. One has to wonder if we are going to win the battle, hope so...๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ

Fishing.
This Pied Kingfisher is hovering (looking for his next meal) with extraordinary light above the Chobe river, Botswana. ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒ

Splish - splash.
Baby elephant running after itโ€™s mom while the sun is going down on the Chobe river, Botswana. Notice the rim lighting ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ˜

Determination.
After walking for miles and miles, this mother and her calf are crossing the treacherous water for the first time. At one of the more difficult crossing โ€œKibokoโ€ they have to jump down a couple of meters before they are able to cross. Taken in Kenya for the Great Migration ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒ

They are coming across to the islands to eat loads of grass and showing the little ones how to do it. Taken on the banks of the Chobe river, the water level is the highest I have ever seen but they are still crossing ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜

Incredibly majestic.
Depending on which website you look at - itโ€™s either the African lion population has decreased by 43% in 21 years or their population has declined 90% in the last 75 years... ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆ

Heart. โ€œIt is an illusion that photos are made with the cameraโ€ฆ they are made with the eye, heart and head.โ€ย โ€“ย Henri Cartier-Bresson ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜

Focus.
Running on water.
Great Migration has started for 2018 - he did make it to the other side.๐Ÿ˜‰

Timing.
Reflecting not expecting because it is such a privilege just to be there.๐Ÿ˜‰

Walking through water.
Thanks to @andrewbecksa โ€˜s vision and perseverance, on a really early morning our remarkable guide found what we were looking for. Taken in the Delta. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ

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