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Baby Elephant Under Protection

Elephant baby under protection of adult elephants Caption: Baby elephant framed by the trunk and legs of adult elephants who protectively shield it from any danger, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Canon EOS 50D; Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM; Focal length: 400mm; Shutter speed: 1/2000; aperture: f/5.6; ISO: 400

Adult elephants, particularly the females, are very protective of babies and juveniles in the herd and will make every effort to shield and protect them from danger.

This makes it difficult photographing youngsters within a breeding herd as mother elephants keeps their babies very close or even underneath them. This bond between mothers and offspring is very tight and can endure for 50 years.

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