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some elephant images from Hwange - Sep 2015

 

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2012, taken from the balcony of our accommodation in the Tarangire C A.

 

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@@Soukous That second image is a truly epic capture, were you in an underground hide to get that close and point of view also have you tried it converted to B&W?

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yes @@Big Andy I was in an underground hide.

It is located at Stoffie's Pan in Hwange NP.

 

To be honest I personally think that the hide is located on the wrong side of the pan.

It is located on the east side so that the sun is setting behind the elephants. When the sunset is good this works well but at certain times of the year when the sky is hazy and washed out, it is hard to get a decent background and so close ups are the only way to go.

 

I'd have preferred to have the sun setting behind the hide to throw nice light on the whole scene.

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2012, taken from the balcony of our accommodation in the Tarangire C A.

 

~ @@elefromoz

 

What a tremendous image!

Not every photo needs to be a close-up, as such a long distance perspective has a charm all its own.

Like the luminosity, the overall composition, and the rendering of the distant elephants.

I'm so glad that you offered an entirely different perspective on elephants.

Nice!

Thank you!

Tom K.

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The meeting.......

 

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The wooing....

 

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The necking......

 

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The "Aha" moment.....

 

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The affair....

 

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@@Soukous

 

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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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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