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Elephants Posturing – Friday Travel Photo

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Posted on / by Alex Berger

Elephants Posturing - South Luangwa - Zambia

Two young males posturing and playing king of the mountain near a small watering hole during our Safari in South Luangwa while in Zambia with Shenton Safaris.

There were three in total that took turns posturing, wrapping trunks, pressing heads together and assuming this dominant position with their tunks in the air. Eventually the male visible in this photo ended up winning the contest after intimidating his competition.

Would you like to see previous Friday Photos? View past travel pictures here. This photo was taken on a Canon T3i (600D) Camera using a Canon IS 55-250mm lens.

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.

8 Comments

  • Steve
    October 26, 2012

    Did you yourself take this photo of two elephants in Zambia? The photographer has a good shot! You could send this picture in any photography contest. It is really amazing, balance and perfectly captured!

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    • Alex Berger
      November 2, 2012

      Thank you Steve! Yep, all photos on VirtualWayfarer are mine unless explicitly stated otherwise! Appreciate the kind words!

      Reply
  • Jennifer
    October 28, 2012

    Wow, great photo! How amazing it must have been to witness this ritual in the wild.

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    • Alex Berger
      November 2, 2012

      Thank you! I wasn’t sure what I was watching at first, then quickly realized what was going on and snagged a few photos!

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  • Emily in Chile
    October 29, 2012

    This photo is amazing, Alex! I can’t imagine how it must have felt to see this in person.

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    • Alex Berger
      November 2, 2012

      Thank you! It really was a spectacular moment. Especially because it was occurring on the other side of a small lagoon that was full of birds, hippo families, and crocodiles which really added to the ambiance.

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  • The Bounce Magazine
    November 14, 2012

    Great Photo! Going to be heading out to Tanzania very soon! This really pumps me up for my trip.

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    • Alex Berger
      November 16, 2012

      Great to hear! Let me know how the trip goes! I’d love to do another Safari down there!

      Reply

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