The largest mammals on earth, elephants are very intelligent animals with long memories, who express grief, joy and anger. They form strong bonds with their herds and collectively bring up their calves. We chose some of our favourite elephant photos from our collection.

African elephants greeting, Addo National Park, South Africa (Ann & Steve Toon/Robert Harding)

Elephants (Loxodonta africana), greeting, Addo National Park, South Africa, Africa

Herds tend to consist of several females with their offspring, Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Ann & Steve Toon/Robert Harding)

Elephant breeding herd (Loxodonta africana), Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Africa

Elephant and baby, Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Ann & Steve Toon/Robert Harding)

Elephant and baby (Loxodonta africana), Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Africa

Line of African elephants, Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa (James Hager/Robert Harding)

Line of African elephants (Loxodonta africana), Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa, Africa

Close up of face, African elephant, Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa (Kim Walker/Robert Harding)

Close up of partial face, African elephant (Loxodonta africana), Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

African elephant’s tail, Kruger National Park, South Africa (James Hager/Robert Harding)

African elephant (Loxodonta africana), Kruger National Park, South Africa, Africa

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