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The tuskless Tuskers

 

We found many of the elephants in the South Luangwa NP without tusks.

 

~ @@Wild Dogger

 

This is the first that I've ever seen anything like this.

Lacking much experience, I don't know why there would be so many tuskless elephants, apart from the babies.

Thank you for posting the photograph.

Tom K.

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~ @@Wild Dogger

This is the first that I've ever seen anything like this.

Lacking much experience, I don't know why there would be so many tuskless elephants, apart from the babies.

Thank you for posting the photograph.

Tom K.

I have heard that during the massive slaughter of elephants in Zambia during the 80´s and 90´s the tuskless elies survived better. The genes for tusklessness became more common.

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~ @@Wild Dogger

This is the first that I've ever seen anything like this.

Lacking much experience, I don't know why there would be so many tuskless elephants, apart from the babies.

Thank you for posting the photograph.

Tom K.

I have heard that during the massive slaughter of elephants in Zambia during the 80´s and 90´s the tuskless elies survived better. The genes for tusklessness became more common.

 

 

 

That´s exactly what we´ve been told.

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~ @@Antee

 

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~ @@KaingU Lodge

 

Until today I'd never heard of skimmers.

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What a zany bunch!

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I hardly ever take pictures where the subject is primarily people, but I actually got really into this. The enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge of the children is infectious. I took down a generator and projector so that Jeni could illustrate her lesson. For many of the children this was the first time to see such technology. Certainly in the classroom.

 

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That's a great image! It conveys the essence of education.

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Photographed at 7:36 am on 29 April, 2014 in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


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This ground squirrel was so caught up in looking for something that it seemed oblivious to a large camera lens pointed at it. Samburu is especially rich in scampering ground squirrels.

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The Crossing



Photographed at 8:16 am on 29 April, 2014 in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


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