July 15, 2013

Elephant and Calf, India

Photograph by Sandesh Kadur

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Wild elephants live in India's fertile Kaziranga floodplain, where marshland, tall grass, and forests provide shelter and food. Kaziranga National Park takes in 50 miles of the Brahmaputra River and harbors some 1,300 elephants.


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35 comments
marylou monasterio
marylou monasterio

are those normal "patches" that they have on their backs? what are they due to?

Marilyn Spencer
Marilyn Spencer

Great shot...don't often get to see Indian elephants in their environment...wonder why?


Karen Cooley
Karen Cooley

awesome, it really does appear the mother has made a "toy" and they are playing together

E. Dixon
E. Dixon

Awww, is the momma playing w/ her calf using the reeds as a toy? So cute^^

Shannon T
Shannon T

They look like they're talking to each other.

Ashok Urs
Ashok Urs

best photo shoot,killing stops when buying stops.


Imaculada Figueiredo
Imaculada Figueiredo

What a spectacular photo.

I'm sorry, elephants need someone to treat teeth and should take a bath.

COME MY FRIENDS, WE MAINTAIN THESE SPECIES.

WE HAVE SO FEW.

Chris Pare
Chris Pare

Why is it that sometimes a download link isn't available?  IMHO for a picture to be used it should have to be (a) legaly able to be shared as a downloadable wallpaper and (b) of high enough resolution (1280+) to serve as a legit wallpaper image.

Reposting for todays image to hopefully get exposure & response.

Renee LeBlanc
Renee LeBlanc

....why we must bring an end to the brutal massacre of these beautiful creatures driven by illegal ivory trade.

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