Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 310mm, 1/200, f5.6, ISO 800 Views:101 2012/06/13
A young elephant (Loxodonta africana) eagerly feasts on the few fresh leaves bravely sprouting despite the wilting dryness of early spring. The landscape was desperate for moisture and very few trees were actually sprouting any kind of greenery. I landed back in the Chobe a couple weeks later and from the air could see that every tentative green sign of spring had withered in the face of the continued dryness.
Chobe National Park, Botswana
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