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African Elephant

Loxodonta africana


Spotting 5000 !! An elephant hug, or 2 young males testing each other's strength !! One of my favourite photos from Africa. Saw so many elephants in Chobe National Park, this is the first spotting I'm uploading.


Chobe national Park, beside the Chobe River

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27 Comments (1–25)

armadeus.4 4 years ago

Belated congratulations on your SOTD and for your 5,000th spotting Pam!!! Very well-deserved indeed :D

pamsai 4 years ago

Antonio, you are always so positive. Thank you so much for your kind words, fills the heart !

pamsai 4 years ago

thanks Robert... Yes Chobe is one of the places I want to return to. Maybe next year !!

LeanneGardner 4 years ago

Absolutely A-mazing Pam! Such a big congrats to you on your SOTD and your beautiful collection. It really tells your story. Thank you for contribution.

Wow what a great way of celebrate your 5000th one,awesome spotting Pam and amazing spotting page,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and for the milestone and thanks for sharing

triggsturner 4 years ago

Great work Pam, fantastic to have reached that 5000 miles stone - well done you. Also congrats on this wonderful SOTD. Chobe is such a great place and your image has bought back terrific memories. Thank you again.

pamsai 4 years ago

thanks Mark and Daniele for your support and comments during these 5000 spottings. Actually thanks to everyone for all your comments and favs over the years. Much appreciated.

pamsai 4 years ago

How strange, my comments keep disappearing.
Thank you Ashley. Such a nice, unexpected surprise. And a wonderful blessing for photo 5000 !
I've come a long way with all of you, through so many countries and such an amazing diversity of nature, always awed by the beauty and sometimes strangeness of our Earths creatures. I'm so blessed to be able to share my spottings with everyone on Project Noah. What a great group !

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Great capture Pam! And congratulations on your 5000th!

pamsai 4 years ago

Haha thanks Gylma. I know they are not hugging ! Do elephants even hug !? But I think it was just 2 young males play testing their strength. It was within a family group, and the scene was very peaceful. Better put that in my notes I think. Seems like people took me seriously, even with the exclamation marks...

pamsai 4 years ago

Thanks Sergio, I really appreciate your comment and it's extra special coming from you. I also love your spottings, and every time I see a tortoise beetle somewhere out there, I think of you...

pamsai 4 years ago

thanks Sunny and Pollia...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Brilliant shot Pam. Thanks and congrats.

AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats on 5,000 spottings Pam! This spotting has earned you another Spotting of the Day, and we look forward to what you will share with us in the future!



Pam, Looks like they are in a fight, 2 males, heads up to look bigger and more aggressive? Great spotting, thanks for sharing.

Congratulations on the 5000 spottings, Pam. The beautiful picture is perfect.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 years ago

What a wonderful achievement, Pam. I love your spottings, you have a marvelous collection. Congratulations.

pamsai 4 years ago

thanks VFT... wonder where my comment went !

sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Lovely picture Pam... Congrats on the 5000!!!

CalebSteindel 4 years ago

Great capture, Pam!

LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Me too Pam! Miss you! Write you soon.

pamsai 4 years ago

Thanks Lauren... Every time I see a post from you I am flashed back to San Cristobal... much love to you both.

pamsai 4 years ago

thanks Luis...

5000, wow!! Congrats Pam!

LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Congratulations Pam! 5000 spottings is amazing! Beautiful picture too!

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North-West District, Botswana

Lat: -17.82, Long: 25.14

Spotted on May 7, 2014
Submitted on Jan 13, 2016

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