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The tender loving care lavished on baby elephants is one of the species’ more endearing characteristic. Calves small enough to walk under mother (first year) remain in consant touch. Birth weight c. 265 lb / 120 kg.
African Elephants (Loxodonta africana), Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/500 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 125
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  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraover 4 years ago

    beautiful image what a tiny baby this is

  • This baby must be a few weeks old, I guess…Thanks a lot Alexa!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 4 years ago

    Superb capture Konstantinos, the raised foreleg adds a lot of movement to the image.

  • You are right mate, thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardover 4 years ago

    This shot is so heart warming. I love elephants anyway!

  • Thanks a lot Nancy, they are marvelous creatures!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Oh sooooo new. How beautiful. Wonderful capture.

  • Many thanks Ann for the continuous support!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Your welcome

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 4 years ago

    Amazing shot!

  • Thanks a lot Pam!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • bugboobunz
    bugboobunzabout 4 years ago

    Happy Thanksgiving
    Pets Need A Hug

  • Thank you!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • marella
    marellaabout 4 years ago

  • My pleasure Marella!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • marella
    marellaabout 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Marella for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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