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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Young African Elephant Grazing

A young elephant grazes with its family at Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. The matriarch of this herd was very protective of the younger elephants, often moving to position herself between the young ones and myself. But, youthful exuberance won out, as the juvenile elephants would squeeze themselves back into the open to continue grazing and exploring.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Uganda
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Ben Blankenship