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During this time of solitude and much needed safety measures, our team hope you’re all keeping safe & healthy.

Captured In Africa present some of our favourite photographs of elephants. Wild and free, just as we like them to be. Elephants are one of our most beautiful and sentient beings. They’re social just like us, hold close bonds with family members and show a depth of intelligence that we must continue to admire, understand and protect.

Have a favourite from this list?

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Image 1

Elephants are the largest land animal on earth and you certainly understand this more, when you are up close and personal with them on safari.

Photographer: Captured In Africa’s Drew Abrahamson

Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Image 2

An elephants trunk has several uses including; drinking water, smelling, tactile use in social greetings with other elephants, snorkelling when traversing under water through deep rivers and to help one another in times of difficultly (ie when young need a helping hand up river banks).

Photographer: Captured In Africa’s Paul Tully

Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya

Image 3

Hwange National Park sees one of Africa’s largest elephant populations. Sadly it’s also a location which has seen unscrupulous removal of wild elephants, captured and removed from the wild and their families, for zoo’s in Asia. One of the most important actions we can take, is to support responsible tourism in such regions and by doing so, actively give back to conservation efforts to ensure these things never happen again.

Photographer: Drew Abrahamson

Location: Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Image 4

Elephants are well-known for their intelligence, close family ties and social complexity, and they remember for years other individuals and places. The constant touching, playing and interactions are key to developing these close bonds.

Photographer: Paul Tully

Location: Serengeti, Tanzania

Image 5

You never quite know what you’ll see and discover on safari game drives, sometimes your luck presents itself immediately close to your guest room.

Photographer: Drew Abrahamson

Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana

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A safari guide can make or break your experience in Africa. That’s why Captured In Africa only select the very best safari camps & lodges, not only ensuring benefits for local people, habitat and wildlife, but that you have a vacation of your dreams.

Photographer: Drew Abrahamson

Location: Sabi Sands, South Africa

Image 7

Jewellery should never be made from animal parts, including elephant tusks. As a tourist, you can help protect elephants and wild animals by refusing to buy items that may appear to be made of animal parts, including jewellery, ornaments and other trinkets and household items. If in doubt, please don’t buy it.

Photographer: Paul Tully

Location: Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa


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