Photo of the Week: Elephant Haven

03-24-2014 // NWF Staff

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Amboseli National Park encompasses 150 square miles in southern Kenya close to Tanzania. Across the border lies Mt. Kilimanjaro, a 19,340-foot-high snowy volcanic peak located just 25 miles away. Melting snows from Kilimanjaro flow into underground aquifers that continually feed the park’s springs, swamps and marshes. This abundance of water means Amboseli has always been home to healthy wildlife populations. In addition to the large herds of elephants, the park harbors zebra, wildebeests, giraffes, impala, leopards, lions, hippos, antelope, rhinos, wild dogs, hyenas, cheetah, buffalo and more than 400 species of birds. Michigan resident Carol Geake took this photograph using a Nikon D7000 with a 120-400mm lens.

See last week's photo: Piranha Caiman 

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