In light of the recent news about elephant trophy hunting I thought it was best to voice my opinion in pictures instead of words. While on a safari in Malawi, we came upon this herd of elephants. And there, right in front of us, we saw something that will stay with me forever: two elephants entwining their trunks around each other’s. They do this as a greeting, sort of a “Hey, how are you? So good to see you! It’s been a long time, what have you been up to?” And sometimes they do it as part of a courtship thing: “Hey, you’re quite lovely. I’d like to get to know you some more …”
When I saw this my heart became so full. Such beautiful majestic creatures.
And now, with the elephant population finally increasing in Malawi, there have been more tourists coming in to visit their wildlife reserves. Nobody comes to Africa because they want to see a headless carcass of an elephant. No one.
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