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mandag den 30. september 2013

Good Bye Old Friend

Elefant passer på sin døde vens krop
Photograph by John Chaney, Botswana 2007
National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012

"Elephants are legendary for their memory and intelligence including attributes associated with grief, making music, altruism and compassion. We came across this elephant whose corpse was overcome by vultures and jackals.

From a distance we heard and then saw another elephant approaching at a fast pace. She was successful at chasing away the predators and then very slowly and with much empathy wrapped her trunk around the deceased elephants tusk.

She stayed in this position for several hours guarding her friend."
John Chaney

Elefant sørger over sin døde fælle

"There is one universal experience, that's death. That is something we are all going to experience at some distance in the lives of loved ones, strangers and friends, people around us and certainly our own."


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