DAILY PHOTO: Eyed by an Adolescent Elephant

Taken in April of 2017 in Chobe National Park, Botswana

DAILY PHOTO: Young Tusker in the Marsh

Taken in May of 2017 at Amboseli National Park in Kenya

POEM: Elephantine

That mammal stands a mile tall.
Far too proud to take a fall.

It lumbers on til days end,
nudging family round the bend.

Water hole. Day’s close. Circled up.
In the center stands a pup.

On infirm legs, the youth shakes
as adults stomp and earth quakes.

Predators stalk, but today’s odds
favor the prey and defy the gods.

DAILY PHOTO: Big Beasts Wading in the Marsh

Taken on June 26, 2017 at Amboseli National Park

DAILY PHOTO: Zambian Game Reserve


Taken in May of 2016 in Zambia; Elephant