Traveler Story: Elephant Family at Sundown in Botswana

Natural Habitat Adventures April 28, 2018 0

“It was one of those magical safari moments at sundown in a very large clearing. We sat there for about an hour as elephants, giraffes, buffalo and antelope started to migrate to their resting places for the night.

We were about 50 feet from them. Notice how vigilant the dominant elephant is in our presence...a clear signal to keep a respectful distance. And note how the baby elephant is holding onto the tail of the female in front of it in order to keep up!

“We were about 50 feet from them. Notice how vigilant the dominant elephant is in our presence…a clear signal to keep a respectful distance. And note how the baby elephant is holding onto the tail of the female in front of it in order to keep up!”

This was our first night on the trip at Jacana Camp. We were honored to have Lets Kamogelo and Lemme Gust as our Expedition Leaders. They are both world-class safari guides for Southern Africa.”

— John Bruckman  |  Botswana’s Green Season Photo Safari  |  February 2018

Elephants display complex social and emotional behavior, and are said to value their families more than most animals.

“Elephants display complex social and emotional behavior, and are said to value their families more than most animals.”

All photos © John C. Bruckman.

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