African Elephants in Botswana

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We had a rare opportunity in Botswana to hang
with semi-habituated wild elephants for the day.
We’d NEVER been this close…these were not
telephoto lens shots!  Here’s a closeup of the
trunk, a fusion of the nose and upper lip.
Elephant tusks – actually overgrown incisors.
Did you know elephants are right or left tusked?
One is usually more worn than the other.
The eyelashes were so incredible.  The skin
is thick, but so sensitive they can feel a fly land.

Elephant tail.  Now THAT is a flyswatter!
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2017-09-14T09:49:18-07:00October 20th, 2011|Africa, Botswana|0 Comments

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