19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Elephant Tree in the Masai Mara

On a late afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara last August, we spotted a large bull elephant next to a beautiful tree. A late afternoon storm was rolling into the Mara which made the light quite dramatic. The big bull reached high to grab leaves from the lower branches.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Boone Thomson