There’s a very close bond between the members of an elephant herd, and they are extremely protective of their young, always trying their very best to ensure that the little ones are kept safely between the adults when on the move (but there’s bound to be at least one little rebel, isn’t there?)


Between” is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. This photograph was taken in the Pilanesberg National Park.


57 thoughts on “Between

  1. Just Another Nature Enthusiast

    I don’t know how I missed this one! What a precious post!

    There was a news story this evening(11-30-14) about a former NBA star named Yao Ming who is on a mission to end illegal animal trade. He is actively involved with WildAid.
    WildAid is the only organization to focus on reducing the demand for wildlife products. WildAid works with hundreds of Asian and Western political figures, celebrities and business leaders, including the Duke of Cambridge, Yao Ming, Jackie Chan, Edward Norton and Sir Richard Branson, to dissuade people from purchasing endangered wildlife products. WildAid’s public service messages and educational initiatives reach hundreds of millions of people per week in China alone through donated media space. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.”

    Have you heard of this organization?

    The goal to convince consumers NOT to support ivory trade makes sense, in conjunction with efforts being made in Elephant/Rhino sanctuaries.


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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thanks for another kind contribution Jane!

      The WildAid advertisements with Yao Ming is also aired on South African television channels, and we agree with the message entirely. As long as the market for wildlife products exist, all the hard work and sacrifice of those trying to protect these precious animals will come to naught.


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  3. Heyjude

    I am an Ellie fan too, and LOVE this shot from behind – I took a similar one of just a mother and her calf – but this is brilliant. And a good choice for the challenge 🙂

    Jude xx


    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      There’s a dedicated team at Pilanesberg, as in all our parks and reserves, giving everything they have to ensure exactly that Seeker. We hope and pray with you that they are successful in their efforts!


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