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Aerial View of African Elephants, Kenya, 1999

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A herd of elephants makes its way through swamp grass in Kenya's Amboseli National Park. Established as a national park in 1974, the 151-square-mile (392-square-kilometer) park at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in southwest Kenya is home to more than 450 animal species, including elephants, wildebeests, cranes, and egrets.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Riding the Wind: Photographing the Sahara from Aloft," March 1999, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by George Steinmetz

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