Following on from my previous posting about how a guide knows where to go, they also need excellent eyesight. The photo below is of a distant hillside, and from this position, our guide spotted a couple of elephants!
And here they are! My camera long lens is fully zoomed in. Even harder to see in the second photo due to the colours.
We sat and watched for a while and saw that they were moving slowly towards a track so we headed down the hill and up the track the other side in anticipation of seeing them closer. With the engine turned off we sat and listened, and sure enough, we soon heard the sound of branches cracking. Our patience was rewarded when they crossed the track right in front of us. One of the bulls wasn’t too happy to see us there and made a show of protest but he wasn’t really meaning it and soon carried on.