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September 8, 2021


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Ron Magill Ron Magill

During a recent safari to South Africa, I came across a herd of approximately 50 African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

I was amused by these two calves. They were still learning to master the use of their trunks. Elephants’ trunks – long noses made of muscle – are essential for their drinking, eating, smelling, and communication.

Today, the world’s largest land mammal is in trouble. Illegal hunting and habitat loss are having a big impact on elephant numbers. Conservation programs are working to reduce the demand for their ivory and protect the elephants’ range.

Nikon D500 with Nikkor AFS 200-500mm Lens

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September 11, 2021 at 7:32 pm

love this photo, elephants are so beautiful and sweet