When I Grow Up

No permission was grated by Mom before capturing this shot in Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. Baby elephants shadow their mothers and other elders in the herd for protection. They learn through imitation, trial and error. Their self-assured antics often appear comical as they explore and test their new world. These miniature duplicates, as well as their giant guardians, appear to respond to each other in ways that are motivated by emotion and judgment, that absolutely transcend pure instinct.


One thought on “When I Grow Up

  1. Fantastic Barbara! The amount of emotion you’ve captured here is incredible. The details and sharpness of the image, particularly the momma elephants legs there, is astounding. Perfect composition, you’ve really brought us to South Africa through your vision and lens. Wonderful.


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