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The Chobe National Park in Botswana is probably best known for its spectacular elephant population: It contains an estimated 50,000 elephants, perhaps the highest elephant concentration of Africa. Elephants living here are Kalahari elephants, the largest in size of all known elephant populations. They are characterized by rather brittle ivory and short tusks, perhaps due to calcium deficiency in the soils. At dry season, these elephants reside temporarily in Chobe River and the Linyanti River areas. At rain season, they make a 200-km migration to the southeast stretch of the park. Their distribution zone however outreaches the park and spreads to northwestern Zimbabwe.
African elephants are highly intelligent, and they have a very large and highly convoluted neocortex, a trait also shared by humans, apes and certain dolphin species. They are amongst the world’s most intelligent species.

-In this image a male elephant is “testing” the waters before entering the fully flooded Chobe River, in mid April.
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 92 mm, 1/500 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 160
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago

    Awww what a wonderful capture Konstantinos!!!! :))))))))))))

  • Thank you very much Vicki!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 1 year ago

    Love this…! Wonderful shot!

  • Thanks a lot Susan!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 1 year ago

    Brilliant capture of this gorgeous creature Konstantinos.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank you very much Jude!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group

    Beautiful Work

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  • Thank you Ann!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    July 25, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Many thanks for the feature Teresa!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago


    2013/07/26 Two works per day
    Beautiful !

  • Thanks a lot Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Another nice capture my friend ! Must be nice only place I see them is in a zoo !

  • It’s a completely different experience to see them into the wild my friend, thanks a lot!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago


    2013/07/26 One submission per 24hrs
    Excellent capture!

  • Many thanks dear friend!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you David!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 1 year ago

    wonderful capture!

  • Many thanks my friend!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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