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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Red Elephants of Tsavo

The Red Elephants of Tsavo are red because of the huge iron content of the East Tsavo National Park soils. They roll themselves in the dust and mud and consequently look red. In the late afternoon many animals, including herds of elephant, come to the watering hole to drink. East Tsavo has deep bore hole wells and the wildlife is protected from poachers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS R
Copyright: © Hilda Maier