18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Elephant Skin

This beautiful elephant passed so close to our safari truck, that I could have reached out the window and touched her. With my telephoto lens on, this was what I shot directly out of the window. The different textures of her skin were amazing to see so close. This photo shows her ear, her front leg, and a bit of her body near the shoulder.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Jenean Roberts