15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Menacing Aspect

This elephant was emerging from the bush as we drove by in the safari car. At first he appeared docile, but then he flared his ears. Maybe he was just warm and was flapping them to cool off, but I didn't like the tusks pointed at me.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Umfolozi, South Africa
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
Copyright: © Charles Hofmeister