17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
River Crossing

An elephant crosses the Mara River. It was a sweltering hot day and the wildlife was somewhere in the shade; all except for one elephant that ventured across the Mara River stopping halfway to take a drink. Seeing this photo gives me a sense of place I can almost feel the heat, smell the forest, and hear the elephant sloshing through the water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Hilda Maier