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African Elephant front view Portrait view of an elephant as it approaches our jeep in Kruger National Park. The wide ears can be seen as a sign of aggression. African Bush Elephant,African Elephant,Elephant,Kruger,Loxodonta africana,South Africa Click/tap to enlarge

African Elephant front view

Portrait view of an elephant as it approaches our jeep in Kruger National Park. The wide ears can be seen as a sign of aggression.

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  1. Fantastic close encounter :) Posted 8 years ago

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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.

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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Apr 22, 2011. Captured Jul 27, 2009 12:21.
  • DSLR-A100
  • f/5
  • 1/160s
  • ISO125
  • 100mm