Species: African Elephant | Location: Samburu, Kenya
We were on our morning game drive in Kenya and had found a group of elephants. We stopped several times to take pictures of them walking down to the water. I noticed that there was a VERY young baby that still stumbled when he walked. The mother and another elephant always made sure to stay between my vehicle and the baby. We then moved ahead of them and parked near the river to have breakfast. The group finally arrived at the river and began drinking. The mother was on the side of the herd nearest to my vehicle. She began drinking and finally the baby was visible and on my side of the mother. He kept digging with his trunk and feet to try to find some water, as the river was quite far below and he couldn't reach. He was extremely cute.
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About The Photographer
I'm an avid traveler who is trying to see as many areas of the world as possible. My goal is to see these environments before they are significantly impacted by climate change. I was shooting Nikon, but switched to Canon in 2014. Macros of flowers and plants were my first SLR subjects, but once I purchased longer lenses I've added birds, mammals and pretty much anything that moves. After each trip I make presentations in the local community, to try to build awareness of these areas and the issues that they face. Hopefully this will encourage more people to contribute to the support of these fragile environments.