Keith Ladzinski. Elephant Extends.
Pushing up from its hind legs, an elephant extends its reach to grab fruit from a tree, outside Kruger National Park in South Africa. With their large size, elephants typically graze on all fours in places where food sources are more convenient, so the behavior is quite rare. I was fortunate to capture this moment at Jabulani, a preserve that's home to a herd of elephants rescued from a life of labor in Zimbabwe and now living free.
Keith Ladzinski is a National Geographic Photographer and Emmy nominated director. His work primarily focuses on natural history, climate change, extreme sports, fine art and advertising campaigns, sending him to the furthest reaches of the 7 continents multiple times over on photo and film assignments.
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