Taken by photographer/traveler John Chaney for the 2012 National Geographic Traveler photo contest, this incredible photograph comes with an even more touching story. The female elephant in this image, taken in 2007, stood guard over the body of her beloved friend for hours to pay her final respects, chasing off birds and predators from the body. In a final goodbye, she wrapped her trunk around the other’s tusk in a heartbreaking moment of respect.
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Visitors to Yellowstone and bear country take note:
Forest officials have observed a significant increase in bear activity at lower elevations near trails, roads, and developments where bears are foraging for berries, bison carcasses, digging ant hills, and ripping open logs for ants. As a result hikers, hunters, berry pickers, campers need to be wary of things like carcasses and places with berries, even apple orchards.
Once found in Egypt and Libya, the Egyptian tortoise is one of the smallest tortoises in the world. This miniature-sized creature is now facing extinction in Egypt due to habitat destruction. Without help, this little guy may soon be face global extinction.
One of our most popular brand names for wildlife art, Big Sky Carvers sculptures are lifelike and stunning. From realistically detailed ducks and swans to black bears on a fishing trip, the animal-inspired artwork from this company is incredible. Check it out: http://www.wildlifewonders.com/bigskycarvers.html
Which piece is your favorite?