With deliberate stealth we inched closer and still closer to nearly twenty magnificent male African elephants. Some of us were a bit apprehensive and some emboldened to get even closer than the 75 paces which separated us from the wild beasts. Then, one large male turned and spoke with a language just as plain and deliberate as the warning from our guide. Ears were outstretched and the trunk was raised, threatening us, "Don't come any closer, or else." We backed off a few paces, took pictures, and enjoyed the view of God's handiwork. . . .