15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Kenya's Tsavo East National park red elephant
A bull red elephant from Kenya's Tsavo East National park enjoying a healthy snack before sunset. The elephants here get their color from the soil in the park, which serves as natural protection from the sun.
This image is part of a long term photo project that involves creating awareness about ivory poaching in Kenya's Tsavo and Amboseli ecosystems.
© Matilde Simas.
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||Sept. 12, 2017, 10 a.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark IV