By Mother's Side
I took this photo while doing my field studies in Tarangire National Park. My fellow students and I were observing the activity patterns of elephants in the park. This was our last group of the day and, as they left, I captured this mother and juvenile walking alongside one another.
The African bush elephant is the larger of the two species of African elephant. Both it and the African forest elephant have usually been classified as a single species, known simply as the African elephant, but recent evidence has seen the forest elephant classified as a distinct species . Some authorities still consider the currently available evidence as insufficient for splitting African elephants into two species.