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Show us your Elephant Pictures

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I'll get them started.

From Lewa WC.

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And to the other extreme, a big bull from the Mara North Conservancy.

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Great photos, Jochen!

 

 

 

Jan

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Twaffle, thanks for starting this topic. B/W really suits elephant images well, as your Mara bull shows. It really brings out the skin textures. Jochen have you ever converted any of your images into greyscale?

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@Jan; thanks!

 

 

Jochen have you ever converted any of your images into greyscale?

 

I have some up in my living room, on canvas (1.5m by 1.5m, so pretty huge). But that's because the needed to fit in (our interior is umm... a bit futuristic. Dunno how to describe it)

 

As for regular pics in BW; I'm not a fan, really. They get artsy-fartsy real quick. I live in a climate that's grey 6 months in a year. I actually enjoy colour a lot! :D

 

B.regs,

 

J.

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Just outside Mchenja bush camp, South Luangwa NP

 

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Sorry to nag, but please remember to reduce pic sizes before uploading, ideally to around 1000 px max width if possible... thanks, Matt

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Sorry to nag, but please remember to reduce pic sizes before uploading, ideally to around 1000 px max width if possible... thanks, Matt

Sorry GW ... I forgot. But elephants should always be posted BIG ;)

I will remember next time :D

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Very nice elephant shots here.

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Snapshot from Kwara:

 

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sunset @ Nxai Pan with Elephant:

 

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Trunkless @ Lebala:

 

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Lagoon:

 

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Having been very busy over the last couple of years, I have finally found the time to get editing some old images from 2007. Wanted to share my great memories from Zimbabwe. You may have seen some of these before, though due to a number of reasons, they are probably not still linked on here.


Situated in the southern section of Hwange National Park, the elephants herds of Airstrip 2, in the Makalolo concession, provide some of the best elephant viewing in Africa.

As the dry season takes hold, they start to congregate around the last remaining water sources. Hundreds of elephants will visit the same waterhole each evening, throwing the Kalahari high into the atmosphere.

In my experience, it is one of the top destinations in Africa if you want to capture elephant silhouettes.


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Russell,

 

These are simply amazing. Took me a couple of minutes to get my jaw back up.

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Sweet!

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Spectacular Russell.

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Russell,

 

Superb!!! I've seen many of those before - but, not a few others!!! AWESOME ........

 

Cheers

Hari

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Russell,

 

Been staring some more at these images. I keep coming back.

 

One of those pics on my wall, three meters wide! That would ROCK.

 

:D

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Russell, were all of these taken in Hwange? What months of the year were they taken? They are all so beautiful. I hope you were overjoyed to see them and to get the images. I know I would be. :P

 

Again, simply outstanding images.

 

Cindy

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Thanks for all your comments. I have a few more hidden in the archives :P

 

Cindy - the images were taken in mid August and late September in 2007. All taken in Hwange, in the Makalolo concession. They were captures at a single waterhole.

 

I loved getting them. The vehicle would park up, I would often get out and sit next to the vehicle with a tripod then let it all happen.

 

Would highly recommend a visit - Davison's Camp is excellent value from the rates I have seen. Though I stayed at Makalolo and Little Mak.

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Posted (edited)

@ Jochen - The image with the two lifted trunks was highly commended in the Natures Best Competition.

 

It sits 1 metre wide over my bed :P

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@ Jochen - The image with the two lifted trunks was highly commended in the Natures Best Competition.

 

It sits 1 metre wide over my bed :P

 

 

Well done, and a good place to have it hang, where you can see it often.

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It sits 1 metre wide over my bed :angry:

 

Not enough! Bigger! Bigger! :P

 

Side note; your wife is not making jokes such as "finally big trunks in my bedroom", is she?

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It sits 1 metre wide over my bed :angry:

 

Not enough! Bigger! Bigger! :P

 

Side note; your wife is not making jokes such as "finally big trunks in my bedroom", is she?

 

Well, Susan refers to me as Russell with an umlaut on the U.

As our german members would confirm, this means elephant trunk. :)

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Russell, I am just lovin' those sunset images. Very cool!

 

Some of my ellie images

 

Tsavo East 2007

 

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As our german members would confirm, this means elephant trunk.

Date posted:

Apr 1 2011, 08:45 AM

You can't fool us...

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Posted (edited)

Kenya, 2009. We were late getting back to camp getting this shot.

 

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Kenya, 2007. Happy to see each other?

 

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Botswana, 2005 We are in a small boat.

 

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Mashatu, 2003 The little one is being nudged along.

 

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Botswana, 2007

 

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Lovely. Really atmospheric. Great contrast between sky and ground in photo 1...

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