Elephants of Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Photo by Giorgio del Noce.

Elephants of Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Photo by Giorgio del Noce.

Elephant dust shower at Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Photo by Adolfo Macadona.

Elephant dust shower at Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Photo by Adolfo Macadona.

The winner of the 4th annual Wildlife Photo Competition by the Ministry of Tourism of Mozambique was this beautiful picture taken (of course!) in Gorongosa. Congratulations to Joachim Stretz and to the organizers! (Photo by Joachim Stretz): http://on.fb.me/Xpdxm5

The winner of the annual Wildlife Photo Competition by the Ministry of…

We’re excited to announce that Gorongosa.net will have a new look soon!   To all our previous visitors, what memory do you have of Gorongosa that should be captured and conveyed on the new website? http://on.fb.me/PZBEVA(Photo by Magdalena & Andrzej Grzegorczyk)

We’re excited to announce that Gorongosa.net will have a new look soon! To all our previous visitors, what memory do you have of Gorongosa that should be captured and conveyed on the new website? http://on.fb.me/PZBEVA(Photo by Magdalena & Andrzej Grzegorczyk)

Amazing photo of an elephant family in Gorongosa, by researcher Joyce Poole. Here's how Joyce describes the photo:  "The triple tuskless family bunched together as the matriarch decided how to respond to our approach." (©ElephantVoices)

Amazing photo of an elephant family in Gorongosa, by researcher Joyce Poole. Here's how Joyce describes the photo: "The triple tuskless family bunched together as the matriarch decided how to respond to our approach.

This magnificent photo of a Gorongosa elephant was taken at night using thermal camera. Notice how much cooler the ears are - that's one of the ways elephants keep themselves cool.  Photo by Charles McGonagall, via Flickr

This magnificent photo of a Gorongosa elephant was taken at night using thermal camera. Notice how much cooler the ears are - that's one of the ways elephants keep themselves cool. Photo by Charles McGonagall, via Flickr

The beautiful matriarch, Junia, leads her charges from the rear, over the open plains and through the Acacia albida forest towards Paradise Pan. We spent an hours with her today and it was sublime.  http://on.fb.me/Q7km8E

The beautiful matriarch, Junia, leads her charges from the rear, over the open plains and through the Acacia albida forest towards Paradise Pan. We spent an hours with her today and it was sublime. http://on.fb.me/Q7km8E

Gorongosa female gf0012 “flop-ear” encountered in a group of 35. Any guesses as to her next move? http://on.fb.me/P4H5SI

Gorongosa female “flop-ear” encountered in a group of Any guesses as…

A huge elephant in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, flapping his ears open to look bigger (as if he needs help with that).   Photo by Jean-Paul Vermeulen

A huge elephant in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, flapping his ears open to look bigger (as if he needs help with that). Photo by Jean-Paul Vermeulen

Seeing Gorongosa from above is a totally unique experience. As Grainne Keegan tells us, Gorongosa’s expansive landscapes and big herds of game are best seen by heli:http://www.gorongosa.org/blog/bush-diaries/gorongosa-above

Seeing Gorongosa from above is a totally unique experience. As Grainne Keegan tells us, Gorongosa’s expansive landscapes and big herds of game are best seen by heli:http://www.gorongosa.org/blog/bush-diaries/gorongosa-above

One of Gorongosa’s survivors, Guerreira (woman warrior), still holds bullet holes in her ears - a reminder of what she has been through. (photo by Joyce Poole) http://on.fb.me/TXPTFI

One of Gorongosa’s survivors, Guerreira (woman warrior), still holds bullet holes in her ears - a reminder of what she has been through. (photo by Joyce Poole) http://on.fb.me/TXPTFI

Two icons usually seen on the Gorongosa landscape: elephant and termite mounds.  Photo by Margarida Carneiro. http://on.fb.me/Rd8792

Two icons usually seen on the Gorongosa landscape: elephant and termite mounds…

Joyce Poole is back in Gorongosa for three weeks getting to know our elephants and this female was the highlight of her morning drive: http://on.fb.me/TTQFZp

Joyce Poole is back in Gorongosa for three weeks getting to know our elephants and this female was the highlight of her morning drive: http://on.fb.me/TTQFZp

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