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An elephant crosses an infrared beam, triggering a self-portrait. Photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols had rigged up this camera trap in Odzala National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Fay: "If you don't know elephant politics, you can very easily end up dead. ..." (3:23)

ADVENTURE: July/August 2001  |  Photograph by Michael "Nick" Nichols
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