While we were at the Ngorongoro Crater, it rained and rained.  It was cold and wet but definetly one on the most beautiful places on earth. Besides my zebra encounter this experience with the elephants at the Ngorongora Crater was second. The elephants were definetly my favorite animals to observe on safari.  They are so loving, peaceful, family oriented, yet at the same time so powerful and wise.  Watching these 2 large elephants slowly saunter over to our jeep was very special.  The dramatic stormy skies added to the beauty and saturation of the background.   The elephants got so close that if I stuck my arm out the window I could have touched him.