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Hartbeespoort Dam Elephant Sanctuary, South Africa
In 2010 I had the pleasure of traveling to South Africa. During that trip I visited the Hartbeespoort Dam Elephant Sanctuary which serves as a halfway house for adolescent African elephants. Here orphaned elephants are raised until they can be more independent later in life.
I felt this photo captured the size and temperament of the elephants I met at the sanctuary.
The sanctuary is located about an hour north of Johannesburg. They are open to tourists and visiting can be a powerful experience.
Gary Arndt is a travel blogger who has been traveling the world since 2007.
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