21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Protection of a Family

A baby elephant not yet aware of the dangers lurking in its world playfully carries a branch around. While the baby might not be aware the family is. And the matriarch stands close by and keeps a watchful eye out.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Phalaborwa, South Africa
Camera: NIKON Z 9
Copyright: © Zenya Lepper
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