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19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Teacher

On my last game drive in the South African bush of the Greater Kruger area we encountered a massive herd of elephants with a handful of adolescent and baby elephants. As the elephant in the foreground grabbed for some branches with the baby in the background looking at it, the baby followed its teacher and grabbed a branch itself.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: ILCE-6300
Copyright: © Kat Jaeger