This photo was taken last month in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya, and finished in Photoshop to resemble an oil painting.
These two elephants, one caressing the other’s head with its trunk, seem to be expressing clear camaraderie if not outright affection. Which has prompted me to track down two books, When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, and the newly published Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina. Reading for a very wet weekend here on the farm.
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