This week I was able to go on my first safari! Uganda is home to many different types of animals. Here are some of my favorite photos from our trip.

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Our car got sandwiched between two irritated elephants while we were driving around the rim of a crater. While this stressful situation resulted in some nice pictures, I would be perfectly content never to find myself in that situation again.

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We came across this (more docile) heard of elephants on a morning drive. It was a pretty cool way to begin the day: watching a heard of elephants cross your path as the sun rises.

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This mama lion was one of the first things we saw when we came into the park. She stayed surprisingly calm as we drove right up to and around her, especially considering she was guarding her cub in on of the nearby bushes.

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Water Bucks kind of look like reindeer, very cute and pet-able. Water Bucks are made with a natural defense mechanism against lions and other predictors, once killed they have a gland that releases a chemical that makes their meat taste terrible. So unless they meet a starving lion, they are usually left alone.

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My friend Lex went with me on the safari, and we embraced our inner tourists and made sure to get a picture on the equator.

Thanks for checking out this week’s edition of Photo Friday! Do you have a favorite photo? Let us know in the comments!