You know it's a warm spell when these guys start showing up in your back yard in King Salmon.
Okay, it's not that warm here, though it has been warmer than usual. The photo was taken during our 2008 trip to the Pafuri Triangle in South Africa. The younger elephants there were quite curious about humans, and this guy had decided he wanted to come over and check us out.
I recently dug this photo out of our collection, along with several others, to accompany a guest blog post I wrote last month for the travel-gear manufacturer Tom Bihn. Just some reflections on the value of going somewhere in nature, just settling in quietly but comfortably and letting unforgettable things happen. Should it be of interest, the essay is here.