SELOUS NATIONAL PARK A spoonbill searches for food, apparently unfazed by his larger friend.Elephant, Selous National Park.Elephants skull. The illegal wildlife trade is the the third biggest criminal trade in the world.A lake in Selous, where animals come for water, and predators come for food.Giraffes tower over acacia trees.Hippo ears and eye pop out from the Selous river.Hippos in the Selous River.A lionness sits up, Selous National Park, Tanzania.Lions on the hunt in Selous. Our guides drove off. I thought they knew where the lions were heading, around the lake. I was wrong. They parked under a tree, nowhere near anything and said, "lunch." Hopeless. That was the last lions for the day.Lions in hunting mode, move around a lake, while our guides took us off for lunch. That we the last we saw of the lions.A pair of elephants. Selous is a large, open park, with rivers, and largely free of crowds seen at other parks in Tanzania.We only was this once in Africa, where giraffes rub their necks together. Sometimes they would swing their necks in long circles. Was it a courting ritual? Would like to see that!Elephants eat hundreds of kilograms of food every day.Springbok on alert, Selous National Park.Yellow billed storks.Ready to hunt. Just waiting for our guide to call lunch.The main lake in Selous.Giraffes....but you probably knew that.Better than having them run at you.Fisherman in the park, not worried about crocodiles.