A pencil drawing of
a breeding herd of African elephants (Loxodonta africana).
This herd, consisting of three adult females, a calf and an adult
male, is drinking on the Chobe river in northern Botswana in the
late afternoon. Viewed from a boat on the river, we were able
to approach without disturbing them by drifting silently downstream.
The calf is shielded from potential danger by its mother and aunt,
and the other female is being courted by the bull.
Chobe National Park