In the autumn month of May, the Chobe National Park in Botswana is replete with elephants who would feast on the plants and grasses that have sprung during the rainy season. Some of the best and most tender shoots grow in the mid-channel mudflats that have emerged as waters recede. That fact is not lost to the elephant packs who gather at the shore and make the collective swim to mid-stream. The matriarch of the pack is in charge and as she surveys the area for crocodiles, the other elephants form a protective ring around the vulnerable newborns. In mid-swim as waters deepen for the young elephants, all you can see are the tops of their small heads with trunks pointing skyward like submarine periscopes.
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November 1st, 2019
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