Hand-crafted curios for sale just inside the Namutoni entrance gate.
I was disturbed to also see carved wooden Porcupines covered with real quills - saddened because I know that the animals the quills came from were probably caught in snares and died a torturous death.
We saw many groups of Elephant on day One - the first being these two bulls ambling along the road.
Strangely, on the Second day, a chilly wind was blowing and we didn't see one Jumbo.
Something I've heard about but never seen - people getting out of their cars and walking around at waterholes - despite being given a list of 'Dos and Don'ts' upon entering the Pans and signs at almost every waterhole saying 'Stay In Your Car'.
In one day we came upon four separate groups walking around at waterholes and Stretch, being bolder than me, minced no words when ordering them back into their cars.
For my part, on these occasions, I was disappointed at not getting pics of a Lion Feast ... :)
We encountered two separate pairs of Lion mating.
A Bus-load of Tourists jostle to get a view of the Big Cats doing the Deed.
An Elephant drinking at a waterhole - he surprised us by sticking his trunk through a hole in the ground to get to the water under the ledge ... considering the water level, this shows how long his trunk is.
A Kori Bustard takes off - these heavy birds don't fly very far, just enough to get out of danger.
Black and White.
Young Black-faced Impala drink at a waterhole.
Close-up of an Elephant drinking.
Etosha's Elephants are the largest in Africa but they have the smallest tusks.
Notice how small and worn his tusk is - due to a mineral deficiency in their diet.
A Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk surveys the world from the top of a thorn tree.
A small herd of Elephant approach a waterhole near sunset - the camp gates close precisely at sunset and sadly, it's impossible to linger at a waterhole as the sun goes down.