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December 18, 2016

In Search of Greener Pastures

As the sun sets over the African nation of Zimbabwe, a herd of elephants journeys over the plains near the Limpopo River. Venturing across this “soft but harsh and beautiful and endless” landscape, as described by Your Shot photographer Jetje Japhet, the elephants were likely in search of food or water. “I was lucky to be there” to capture this image, Japhet writes. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Jetje Japhet, National Geographic Your Shot

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