Toothpicking Elephant

This elephant bull (Loxodonta africana) approached and uplifted a heavy log, upon which it began chewing, almost as if he was giving his molars a good clean. After posing for several minutes for those almost sat at this bull’s feet, the elephant tossed the log towards the bush paparazzi, but fortunately missed. He strolled off. Sadly the range of African elephants is being constantly reduced. National Geographic (October 2012) headline “25,000 Elephants were killed last year” a sad indictment for elephant conservation efforts. Cameroon, Congo and Tanzania are sited as nations which have allowed elephant poaching to get out of control.
(Canon 7D; f/4.5; 1/350sec; ISO-200; 100mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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