13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

A tusk-less female elephant watches nervously from the bushes as a safari vehicle passes by. Having young to watch over without the protection of a set of tusks places great stress on her, as is visible from the sweat tears marking her face.

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Date Taken: 01.2015
Date Uploaded: 04.2015
Photo Location: Zimbabwe
Copyright: © Sam Wharton