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Tanzania Elephant, Tanzania, Africa, 1997

Photo: Tanzania Elephant

African elephants are the largest of the world's land animals. Despite their large stature, they engage in a symbiotic relationship with the small cattle egret. The bird eats insects that are stirred up by the grazing of the elephant.

(Photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Hiking Into the African Sky," July/August 1997, National Geographic Traveler magazine)

Photograph by Daniel R. Westergren

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