Elephant herds spend the night foraging, never more than a mile or so apart from each other. We watched two halves of a herd reunite in Kruger just after dawn at a water hole. Here's two young bulls bonding.
I don't have a particular interest in reptiles but there were a few to be seen even in the depth of winter.
The reptiles we saw in the park:
- Nile crocodile
- Puff adder
- African rock python
- White-throated monitor
- Blue-tailed skink
- Striped skink
- Pan-hinged terrapin
- Serrated-hinged terrapin
Varanasi is built on the banks of The Ganges, the holiest of rivers. It is entirely built on the west bank, there is nothing on the opposite bank. The city was founded by the god Shiva and is the spiritual heart of India. The city faces the sun as it rises over the Ganges, the new day is born over the holy river. why build the city anywhere else?
The west bank and the city.
The east bank.
Lit by the sun rising over The Ganges.