Travel Photo of the Day (October 9)

Photo taken in Zambia.

Watch your head!

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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29 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (October 9)

  1. lynnsbooks says:

    Awww, I love that picture – it’s so Jungle Book!
    Lynn 😀

  2. scrapydo says:

    Just perfect! A helping trunk(hand). This baby is still very young

  3. bocafrau says:

    Awww. Love me some elephant pics. This one is pretty nifty!

  4. danajoward says:

    Wonderful! Elephants are creatures of Emotion! 🙂

  5. Awww, he’s so cute :). Can I keep him? Can I keep him? Pleaseeeeeee

  6. pattisj says:

    Their babies look so small–next to the adults.

  7. elisaruland says:

    I love this! It amazes me how caring elephants are to their young, and similar it is to human behavior.

  8. Fergiemoto says:

    I love it! The little one is just adorable!

  9. Oh what a beautiful shot. Makes me want to go, but then I would remember I would hate it. But the dream is so nice.

  10. hugmamma says:

    Just as it should be in life…the adults leading by example…with unconditional love.

  11. zelmare says:

    Aahhhh…Mommeeeeeee! So adorable! 🙂

  12. Jo Bryant says:

    that trunk is so protective…beautiful

    • TBM says:

      I love seeing animals caring for their young. It’s so natural.

      • Jo Bryant says:

        They are so caring to so many – I got this in an e-mail earlier and it just proved to me we are not the best this planet has to offer – the animals are.


        Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003


        On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died.


        He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons & numerous elephants.

        Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs.

        Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend’.

        A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get to his South African House.

        Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence’s passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion of the beloved animals evoked in such an organized way:

        Walking slowly – for days –

        Making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his house.

        Lawrence’s wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years!

        But yet they knew where they were going.

        The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend who’d saved their lives – so much respect that they stayed for 2 days 2 nights without eating anything..

        Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home…………

      • TBM says:

        Oh Jo, what a wonderful story. It actually brought tears to my eyes. These are the types of stories that make me believe that animals are the most caring creatures on this planet. And elephants might top the list. I’ve heard of stories like this, but hadn’t heard of this particular situation. And knowing that people hunt them for their tusks or infringe on their land makes me so sad. Only if all people could open their eyes and accept that we aren’t meant to dominate the world but live peacefully with all creatures–but I doubt this will ever happen in my lifetime. I can always hope though.

  13. I love that the momma elephant’s trunk seems to be pushing the baby along.
    Elephants are absolutely fascinating. I understand they are very protective of the babies.

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