Botswana elephants (Loxodonta africana) greeting each other by entwining their trunks. Elephants engage in various forms of tactile communication that function to reinforce bonds between family members where greetings may lead to trunk twining and gentle sparring. Between greeting males, the entwining of trunks is always slow and sensual.
Digital image ID: Philippe_Rouquet_20160421_004913
Created: April 21, 2016
Author: Philippe Rouquet
© Philippe Rouquet
Digital image size: 16.0 Mpixels (45.8 MB uncompressed) - 4000x4000 pixels (13.3x13.3 in / 33.9x33.9 cm at 300 ppi)