Chobe National Park in northern Botswana has the largest concentration of elephants in the world. One of the best ways to see large numbers of elephants in the park is to cruise the Chobe River upstream from the town of Kasane. In late afternoon, herds and families of ellies come down to the river to drink, to bathe, to feast on aquatic grasses and to frolic with each other. These are some of my favorite elephant moments from three days of working the river in a specially outfitted photography boat operated by Pangolin Photo Safaris.
dust storm by the rivershall we gather at the riverline up at the riverbaby in the riverfamily affairnursing by the riversidegoosed by big brother!dribblersplish splashfollow the leaderthe pause that refreshesfrolickinggetting acquaintedGreetingstrunk to trunktusk to tusk combattandemup her knees in riverwrinkled reflectionwading ashore