Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 220mm, 1/5000, f5, ISO 400

Elephants (Loxidanta africana) are intensely social and constantly reinforce the affectionate bonds between family members. It was fascinating to watch the older calf gently stroking and caressing her younger sister as the family group slowly moved together through the bush.

Okavango Delta, Botswana


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Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroalmost 2 years ago

    23rd Sept 2012

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 2 years ago

    we could take a leaf out of elephants’ books

  • So true carol! They’re personal interactions add so much to the delight i experience in sitting and observing them.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 2 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago

    Sept 24 – 2 Images per day
    Stunning interaction capture Dan!

  • Thanks so much Maggie!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 2 years ago

    Great work Dan

  • Thanks so much Goergie!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 2 years ago

    25 September 2012 – 2 images per day

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