17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Elephant family

Taken in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania this photo conveys a family of elephants that passed us by. These were the first elephants I had seen in the wild and they took my breathe away. So graceful and majestic. Full of pride and confidence. A family group supporting each other to find food and move across the landscape. Looking into the eyes of these intelligent creatures I couldn’t help but feel a sense of deep rooted peace, of quiet confidence. They truest were a sight to behold for our first experience with these incredible animals. An intelligent, majestic and supportive family group that I knew had to be preserved.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Tanzania
Copyright: © Charlotte Bonner