20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Chilojo Elephant - Gonarezhou National Park

This photo shows an elephant walking in the Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe, with the Chilojo Cliffs forming a backdrop. On our way back from the base of the Chilojo Cliffs we encountered an elephant which was blocking the way out We patiently waited for him to move away before we drove up the hill away from the cliffs. As I looked back I saw the same elephant walking below. After towering in front of us minutes earlier the elephant seemed to be dwarfed by the baobab tree, which was in turn dwarfed by the Chilojo Cliffs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Claude Levy