14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An Elephant's Point of View

At five years of age I felt the gentle sweep of an elephant's trunk as she took a peanut from my hand. From that moment forward, elephants became a part of my life - only through books and the media. At age 60 I volunteered at African Elephant Research Unit to work with them. Now an annual journey with hopes of long term commitment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Knysna, South Africa
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Copyright: © gayle mastromonico