An elephant taking a mud bath.
Trip's first elephants -- always a joy.
Male in musth
Camera trap image obtained by the Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme and the EDGE Instant Wild Programme of The Zoological Society of London (edgeofexistence.org).
The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the larger of the two species of African elephant. Both it and the African forest elephant have usually been classified as a single species, known simply as the African elephant, but recent evidence has seen the forest elephant classified as a distinct species. Some authorities still consider the currently available evidence as insufficient for splitting African elephants into two species.