We are fortunate in Africa to have places where we can still see large numbers of elephants in the wild. One of the greatest experience’s I think is to see and be in the presence of a genuine “tusker”. I have managed to see a few in my journey as a photographer but what remains really special , is the first and only encounter with a legend of the Kruger National Park , ” Duke the Tusker “….
I have an interest in tuskers and over time I have me a gentleman by the name of Aat Vuik who is a extremely driven to provide records and details of these giants on his dedicated webpage , Tuskers of Africa . He travels regularly to Greater Kruger and also relies on contributions from fellow nature lovers to keep his personal records up to date . Spend some time and enjoy the detailed history he has recorded.
Link to the history of DUKE
Link to images of Tuskers in Kenya
The site needs any updated images and I hope to assit after more Wild Eye Expeditions to Amboseli and the Mara Triangle
Earlier this year in Amboslei National Park I captured another true Giant , his is named “TIM”. This is one of my personal favourite images of the encounter……
With the surge of poaching , It saddens me to think that if mankind does not loose its bloodthirsty need for Ivory , that my childern will not get to see anymore of these gentle giants……….
Peace and Light