Baby Elephant Under Protection
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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