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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Dash to Water

During the winter months when water and food is scarce, elephants can travel large distances away from permanent water in order to find sufficient food, however due to their dependence and need to drink water daily they return every day to drink, often running the last hundred meters or so driven by their thirst.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: NIKON D3S
Copyright: © Brendon Cremer