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Published: March 22nd 2015
The biggest butt in Africa belongs to the elephant
This might be the ugliest blog entry in entire TravelBlog
When we write that "This might be the ugliest blog entry in entire TravelBlog" we really mean that. If you are easily offended you might be better off to stop reading here and now and not watch the photos posted in this blog entry. We have given this blog entry the title "Butts of Africa" and butts is pretty much all you will see if you continue to read.
When you are on a safari in Africa you are guaranteed to see wild animals, lots of wild animals. At least that is true as long as you go to the large national parks with trustworthy tour companies. There are plenty of animals around and it is impossible to avoid seeing the most common ones as long as you enter the park. The drivers also have contact with each other so when a lesser common animal is spotted, such as a rhino or a lion, they tell each other. So as long as you have a professional driver there is a better than average chance that you will get to see them too.
Zebras are funny to look at from every angle except this
Finding the animals is one thing, the tour guide/driver will do that for you. Taking nice photos of them is another. Since you for safety reasons are not permitted to leave the vehicle you have no other option than to take the photos from the spot where the driver parked. From where you stand you will find that the animals might stand in the shadows, they can be partly hidden by a tree, they hide in the grass, they stand wrongly compared to the sun and it sometimes feels like they more often than not turn their butts towards you. You have this beautiful female impala standing on a grass covered slope only a handful of steps from the car. The setting sun is behind you making the grazing animal glow. The photo would have made it to the cover of National Geographic Magazine had it not been for the fact that the impala has turned her butt towards you.
Animals haven't learned that mooning is rude so they mind their own business. If minding their own business means turning the head away from you and the rear end towards you that is what animals
Warthogs aren't pretty on the best of days. Seeing them from behind is not improving things
We talked about this phenomenon, that animals often show you their buttocks. One of the other tourists who took the tour with us said "I call those photos 'Butts of Africa'. I think I have a hundred of them". That gave us the idea to try to catch as many animal arses as possible and post them all in one separate blog entry. By the way, thank you Tarae for giving us that idea. It was brilliant.
Here it is, animal butts en masse. If you want to see nice cute photos of wild animals, look elsewhere (for instance here
) because you will not find any such pictures on this page.
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