Wait for me! by Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie
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Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 400mm, 1/500, f5.6, ISO 400

Views: 462 December 15, 2013

A baby elephant (Loxodonta africana) struggles to keep up with it’s mother as they make the final dash to the waterhole. Elephants can’t actually run, so at best manage an awkward quick shuffle. The humurous characteristic bobbing gait of the adults is magnified into a hilarious mess of flying little feet as they gamely struggle to keep pace with their elders.

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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 www.explorationsafrica.com

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Comments

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    Wonderful.

  • Thank you very much Albert!

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    what a wee cutie !
    I didn’t realise elephants can’t run, but that makes sense – can you imagine a scenario with the four feet off the ground at once and coming to land … the mind boggles

  • LOL….now thats a scary thought Carol!!! One of the delights of this part of Zimbabwe is the fantastic number of baby elephants. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of their almost childlike qualities and antics.

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    What a cutie Dan,,great capture!!

  • Thanks very much Dorothy! You can’t but love them!=)

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

  • Macky
    Mackyover 2 years ago

    Hard to keep up with the herd :-)
    You captured the spirit of the baby Dan!!

  • Thanks so much Macky! I was particularly delighted with this one=)

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

  • jozi1
    jozi1over 2 years ago

    Fabulous,Dan :)

  • Thanks very much Tony, much appreciated!

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

  • jozi1
    jozi1over 2 years ago

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 2 years ago

    December 19,2012

    LOL, look at the water level mark in mud, compared to mom. :))) Cute capture

  • Thanks very much Ann! Nothing like going in whole hog=)

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

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


    23 December 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

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    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


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  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 2 years ago

    January 13, 2013

    Congratulations!

  • Thanks so much Teresa!

    – Explorations Africa Dan MacKenzie

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