Tuesday, November 03, 2009

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " P "



Today is ABC Wednesday again and the letter is " P ".
This is the Pachyderm Parade. They always walked single file. It looked like a parade.



We loved seeing these amazing animals on our Kenya safari.



The word Pachyderm means thick skined animals. The "Pint-sized" baby was fun to watch.
It never strayed far from the patient mother.



I wonder how this Pachyderm lost her tusk. I hope it wasn't Poachers. The Kenyan Game Reserve has had a lot of trouble with Poachers trying to gain their fortunes from ivory and the pelts of the Big Cats.
To see what others are posting for the letter " P ", please go to Mrs. Nesbitts link on my side bar.
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43 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Such beautiful animals and in dwindling numbers.

RuneE said...

You have certainly got the largest animal in this round - and a beautiful and worthy of repect at that.

Carol said...

How wonderful to have shot these on a safari instead of the zoo...they are beautiful creatures..and great Ps...

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful animals and picture!:-)

Reader Wil said...

I love animals and I am really intrigued by elephants and read a lot about them. They are magnificent!

Leslie: said...

Fabulous photos here! I'd love to go on a safari (photo) one day in Africa! :D

Grace and Bradley said...

Wonderful shots of the elephants, with camera not rifle.

Beverly said...

I love your pachyderms. Did you see my little pachyderm on my FB page?

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Like Carol I can only think about how wonderful it would be to get these shots on safari and not in a zoo! Your photos are fabulous! And such beautiful animals! One can only wonder how much longer they'll be able to survive in this world today!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

MedaM said...

Of course that you loved seeing these animals. They are really amazing. I am impressed with the photos that you took of them.

Kansas Bob said...

Sometimes I think I need to have some of that pachyderm skin.

Amy said...

Here's a little paradox I just pondered - Pachyderms pack alot of weight and yet look peculiarly graceful.

As always, great, great photos!

Mara said...

The second photo especially has so much movement in it, even though it's a static photo.

Joy said...

Beautiful and graceful animals. I wondered how old the 'one tusk' was so looked at the baby elephant to compare. Guess if you start out wrinkly, no worries about getting wrinkles as you age.

Deb said...

How fun to see that! Sometime in my lifetime I would live to go on a safari!

Hilary said...

Elephants are just such incredibly wonderful creatures, aren't they? You must be so thrilled that you got to see so many great critters. Lovely photos, Sue. :)

Rose said...

Wonderful creatures! I don't understand people who can kill such animals for a bit of ivory. The little ones are especially sweet.

Sistertex said...

Amazing photos.

Sunny said...

So nice to see these wonderful animals in their natural environment. Your pictures are awesome.
Sunny :)

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful choice for the letter P - and so great to have seen them in their natural habitat.

AVCr8teur said...

Funny, I've seen it, I never realized they always walked in a single file. Beautiful photos and it must've been amazing to see them up close.

Thanks for the comment about the fruit display. They're located in Sunnyvale. Come and see it first hand. :)

gaelikaa said...

I see the odd elephant from time to time here in India

Roger Owen Green said...

Love the pachyderms, but poachers really P*** me off.

Dave said...

Interesting blog Sue. I like elephants - from a distance! - Dave

Vaggelis said...

yes, a huge and heavy post

Ruth said...

Wonderful photos. It's funny isn't it, how they walk single file and sometimes take a tail in the trunk of the one ahead. Is that only in circuses?

John Roberts said...

It must have been amazing to see these animals up close in the wild!

AphotoAday said...

Great photos -- so much better seeing those giants in the wild rather than in the zoo...

magiceye said...

lovely captures for a wonderful take on the theme!

Janie said...

Fun P post. The pachyderms do make a pretty and polite parade.

Paula Scott said...

What phun! But, phooey to those poachers.

Merisi said...

No small wonder, these amazing animals!

CG said...

This reminnds me of a scene from a Disney movie where all the elephants march in time! Very effective!

Tumblewords: said...

Perfect pachyderms. They have fascinating personalities. Great photographs!

Country Girl said...

Came over via Hilary at Smitten Image. Love your P post! Great photos, too.

Dimple said...

I'm glad that theses animals are still among the living. The world would be less interesting without them.
Thanks for the visit!

Kate said...

I prefer to think of elephants as the true "Kings of the Jungle!" Magnificent beasts!!

Jay said...

Poor pachyderm with her missing tusk! I hope it wasn't poachers, too! Poor thing.

Beautiful pictures, though. :)

Beverley Baird said...

I love elephants (alias pacyderms!)
What great shots!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wanda said...

Oh how beautiful... and I love the single file parade. So elegant!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

ah what a lovely parade of pacyderms

Judi said...

Cool!

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