Too close!

Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus)

 

A tuskless bull photographed on the edge of Udawalawe NP.

I took this image with a 70mm lens in a crouching position -it sounds daring but in fact part of the park boundary runs along the edge of a main road/agricultural land where an electric fence prevents elephants from straying out into cultivations. I simply took this image through the fence.

 

Since taking this image I have been advised that the electric fence is not a reliable barrier and in retrospect my actions were foolhardy!

 

Image re-worked and framed by a friend.

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Taken on July 28, 2009