Addo Elephant Park: two eyes, a tusk and a yawning lion

Yesterday I drove down to Port Elizabeth to collect Kate at the airport with the thought of an afternoon game drive through Addo Elephant Park on the way home to Grahamstown.  We have a SA National Parks Wild Card subscription which gives you free entry for a year and so it’s a real incentive to get into a park if you are near one.

We drove into the southern section of the park from the N2 through the Mathyolweni Gate and exited halfway up the Park near Nanaga.  There’s was plenty to see in the late afternoon light.  We got really close to some very relaxed elephants, saw lots of buffalo, many, many warthogs and then came across a very sleepy lioness.

The beauty of owning a Pentax is that all of your old lenses will work even on the newest body.  Yesterday’s pictures were taken using my old manual Tokina SD 70-210.  It was a real pleasure to work with it again and for my fingers to rekindle their memories.

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