Around 6am when I climbed down the little ladder from our roof mounted tent I was still waking up when I heard some munching nearby and right across from me was a herd of elephants casually browsing for food amongst the trees and cars of the campsite. We were staying at Third Bridge Campsite in Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana and apparently the elephants are a common site. We had intended to wake up early make some coffee and set off on our morning safari, but with the elephants all around I quickly, and quietly, climbed into the car to just sit and enjoy the huge animals just walking right around us.
After about 45 minutes or so the herd slowly began to leave the campsite into the grasses beyond our site and we climbed out of the car get a better view of the great creatures. This one little elephant had stayed close to the the mom while in the camp but started to move off on it's own once in the grass. As we watched it for some time it moved in and out of nice little windows of trees and branches which obstructed the larger elephants but created a nice natural frame of foliage for an image of this little guy.