In an epic pachyderm migration that would make even the most seasoned nomad envious, over 500 elephants in Malawi are embarking on a grand cross-country adventure. From tranquilizer darts and crane ballets to a final destination where poaching is a non-negotiable faux pas, these gentle giants are proving that when it comes to relocation, size and style matter – 190 miles worth of matter, to be exact.

There’s a Really Good Reason This Elephant’s Being Lifted by a Crane