18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An Elephant and Secretary Bird staring at each other

I was photographing the elephant in the Mara landscape when the Secretary bird suddenly landed in the frame after which this most amazing thing happened when they literally stared each other down for a few seconds. This frame was made then. I made this frame in the Savannah when I was visiting the Masi Mara late 2019.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Narok County, Kenya
Camera: E-M1X
Copyright: © Ranjan Ramchandani