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    Posted January 16, 2013 by
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    Travel photo of the day

    Curious African Elephant


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     cr0mster's image was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for August 14, 2013.
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    We were on Safari in Zimbabwe this year. We were walking around the camp site when we were approached by this large female elephant. She had her calf with her (not in the picture) so we did what we were told and stood very still. There was a low wooden fence below her head and that was all that separated us. I waited patiently with my camera and she walked up gave me a sniff with her trunk and then I took this photo. It was an amazing moment. Shorty after this was taken she allowed her calf to walk up and sniff us a well. It was truly something special to see this massive animal trust us with her little one.

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