Brent Stirton (@brentstirton)

July 2019

#Tarangire National Park, Tanzania: A mature bull #elephant schools a younger bull who was a little cocky for his own good. The older bull pushed the younger around until he was completely humbled and resumed his place in the herd of males. One of the neglected issues of the #ivory poaching crisis is that so many of the mature bulls are killed and there are very few to socialize young elephants into behavior patterns that will increase their life span. #humanwildlifeconflict is often the result as inexperienced elephants wander into territory that can get them killed. @natgeo #natgeostudentexpeditions #gettyimages #canonuk #conservation #wildlife #nature