15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Guardian Elephant of Chobe

This young female elephant confronted me at the river bank in Chobe National Park in Botswana as she was protecting the youngest members of the herd. We stared off for several minutes before she dropped her trunk and let me steal this image.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Botswana
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Andrew Malcolm