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The wooing....

 

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Desert-adapted Elephant feeding on a tree in the dry Huab river in sandstorm Merry Christmas everybody!

Here's an image from the South Luangwa, taken from a microlight out from Tafika camp back in late June. Many thanks to my pilot John Coppinger for some skillful flying in banking the microlight at ju

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The necking......

 

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The "Aha" moment.....

 

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The affair....

 

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What a fantastic shot of the elephant in the waterhole. The perspective is so unique.

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Taken on Kenya's Masai Mara in 2014 - near Atua Enkop's Mara Ngenche camp.

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Taken on Kenya's Masai Mara in 2014 - near Atua Enkop's Mara Ngenche camp.

 

~ @@Brendan Harding

 

I admire the careful framing of the immense elephant.

Such massive tusks pointed straight at the camera lens.

Thank you for posting this.

Tom K.

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We saw this desert adapted elephant on our recent trip to Kakoland. So relaxed he let us spend an hour with hiim.

 

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~ @@penolva

 

What a pose!

I've never seen anything like it.

The composition is appealing. Is that an impala in the background?

Really love the upward stretch of the trunk.

Thank you!

Tom K.

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The Cares of the World



Photographed at 9:11 am on 29 April, 2014 in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 200, 1/400 sec., f/5, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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When this solitary elephant emerged from the brush, it slowly trudged past the safari vehicle, it's eyes cast earthward, as if thinking over a deep problem.


Its solitary dignity was impressive. What heartaches, anxieties, cares or conundrums bedevil a pachyderm's thoughts? Do they fret over the petty, as I do...or only ponder the profound?

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~ @@penolva

 

 

What a pose!

I've never seen anything like it.

The composition is appealing. Is that an impala in the background?

Really love the upward stretch of the trunk.

Thank you!

Tom K.

@@Tom Kellie we saw plenty of Springbok so I am not sure. Didn't even notice it to be honest. Pen

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Whyone?

Mana Pools, Mucheni river front, October 2015.

 

Late afternoon ele, grazing gently as I sat on a nearby log drinking a cool can of Windhoek and taking the odd photo.

 

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At the other end of the day, some early morning ele's taking a drink a little way upstream from Mucheni 3. They seemed quite content for me to clamber down the bank to their level to take a few photo's.

 

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~ @@Whyone?

 

Great elephant images!

All of the trunks together looks cool!

Tom K.

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~ @@Whyone?

 

I should add that the silhouetted elephant with the raised foot is also a lovely image.

The subtle range of background colors is what I struggle to capture...but you did!

Thanks for posting that.

Tom K.

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A pair of bulls in South Luangwa NP, November 2015

 

 

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~ @@Paul T

 

I like your image!

The colors, sharpness, composition — superb!

The bull on the left's trunk is making quite a bend next to the other trunk.

The eyes are so clear. This action shot is inspiring.

Thank you!

Tom K.

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in addition to all the beautiful closeups, two rivals in the gray between water and sky.

Kazinga channel, Queen Elisabeth NP , Uganda

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And it turned out as a battle in the water...

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There is a WINNER! and a runner...

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Nothing beats the feeling of a proud winner!

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~ @@Antee

 

Love the storyline in your elephant face-off series!

Dramatic and compelling, with a triumphant conclusion.

Thank you for posting these photos as a set, so that we might enjoy the full event.

Tom K.

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Waiting in line for a drink

Olifantsbad, Etosha, Namibia

 

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~ @@hubertj

 

Looking at your water line, I'm amazed!

What a sight! What an image!

Thank you for posting such a compelling image.

Tom K.

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Ben mosquito

a very close encounter in Tarangire NP, Tanzania.

 

 

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If you want to see more

 

 

Filmed by my youngest son (15 at this time) silent compact camera for me. an unforgettable experience .

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