Although not seen all at once, we did see some unusual things every day.  This baobab tree had a huge trunk and it's convolutions were interesting.
We didn't get a clear view of this elephant so that we could take a good picture of  it, but we could easily see that he was spectacular!  His tusks were magnificent--the biggest we had ever seen!  Later, in the museum, we saw that he was listed as one of the largest 'tuskers' still in Kruger.  His name is Xamariri and is thought to be in his 50s or 60s.
Sorry for the bushes in the way there.  So that you can see that his tusks would extend beyond the end of his trunk, I have colored in the tusks and the trunk--he was putting some leaves in his mouth.  What a thrill to see him!
We thought this crocodile we looked down on from a bridge was big at about 13 feet/4 meters.............
.................but when we saw this one, we were all astounded.  He had to be over 7 meters/22 feet!!  None of us had ever seen one so large.  He doesn't look so different but was probably 100 yards/meters away on the other side of the river, and believe me, he was enormous!
These next two pictures were the most disturbing thing we saw.  There are many lions in Kruger Park that have contracted tuberculosis from eating diseased buffalo.  It is a serious problem for the survival of the lions in the park.  This lioness was so pitiful--she could hardly move--that it was painful to look at her.  Some feel I shouldn't include it, but it is a part of nature in the park and we have to recognize that all is not paradise, but there are problems too.  A park ranger who was nearby with a group when we saw her felt that she wouldn't last another day.  She came up out of a gully and crossed the road with such difficulty.  She had obviously not eaten in a long time and her coat was very unthrifty.
So as not to end this letter on such a sad note, here is a lovely sunset reflected in the water.
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