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If you’re old enough, you can hear the tune to “Baby Elephant Walk” playing in your head, as I did, while watching this extended family turn their backs on us and ambled down the road. As you can tell from the varying sizes, there are at least 5 different ages in this family—probably 3 generations.
Loxodonta Africanus

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Taken in Taragire National Park, Tanzania

Panasonic Lumix FZ100 24x
5/8/13 505 views


Featured in High Quality Images 5/4/12
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africa, animals, wildlife, elephants

After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    I love this! What a wonderful image! :)

  • Thanks. You get a lot of “buttshots” in Africa, but those twisted few of us, they can be kind of fun.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

    THANK YOU FOR SUBMIITTING YOUR WORK TO THE COMPACT GROUP 1 per day WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE!

    Lovely shot and what an experience to go there hope you had a great time.

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago


    2012/04/16 2 Images per day
    Stunning!

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 2 years ago

    I don’t remember the story you pose, but I did/do love “The Saggy Baggy Elephant” children’s story I grew up on and my kids too, which is what I thought of seeing this shot at the thumbnail ~ simply wonderful to see these generations together ~ lucky you and us! xx

  • The song is from a John Wayne movie in 1962. Here’s a quote from the album review: Hatari! is memorable for the incredibly goofy ‘Baby Elephant Walk,’ which has gone on to be musical shorthand for kookiness of any stripe. Get this tune in your head and it sticks

    – Linda Sparks

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 2 years ago

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    Sunshinesmile83over 2 years ago

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 2 years ago

    Magnificent…. Such a great capture!!!!!

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

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    Rosehavenabout 2 years ago


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