We are back from our African adventure. It was what we hoped for and more. Our travels took us to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, and to a series of national parks and game reserves. The total experience reminds us that we are also animals, sharing the same planet and, but for some random genetic mutation, might be out these among the many species we saw. We were quite fortunate and saw the big five: elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, and water buffalo. Plus many kinds of birds and other animal species. I has only my trusted iPhone for photos, but we were able to get very close to most of the animals so the lack of a telephoto was not too limiting. Here are a couple of videos taken at close range. Hit the back arrow after the video stops to return to the post.