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"Elephant Portrait" A Elephant cow stands feeding in the morning light at Elephant Plains her family spread out close by grazing on the lush green grass - for more images of this Safari please look on the link www.andrewschoemanphotography.com/elephant-plains-photogr... — at Africa Photographic Travel.

Elephants at Sunset on the Chobe River in Botswana. Farmers in the area were burning their dry fields... the sky was filled with smoke, which created this great mood.

 

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This photo was taken in Amboseli (where else!) and this elephant family was happily munching away on the green grass totally unperturbed by our presence. As the little ones tried to stray or misbehave they were quickly disciplined by the mother. She had just led them from the watering hole (see the dark water makes on their lower bodies) and they stayed with us a good 15 minutes before re-joining their herd.

 

I think elephants are unique. Not only are they beautiful, they are calm, gentle and sensitive – qualities that you wouldn’t naturally associate with the largest herbivore in the planet. And they stir something inside us, or me at least. Whenever I look at them I feel overwhelmed by love and I want to hug them and never let go (don’t worry I haven’t done this yet!). Maybe they evoke such strong sentiments because they are so genteel and dignified. And maybe because I know all wild elephants today face grave danger. As another year comes to an end I hope and pray that we all can help these adorable creatures in the years to come. May there never be a time when elephants don’t roam our wildernesses.

 

(asian elephants; 2 adults, 3 babies)

 

the love they have for each other is like no other

they look at each other and you just see it

they swim in the sun, splashing in the river

looking for adventure as they stay close

because their love never makes them grow apart

they're family.

 

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand (Photo AlainBKK)

This photo was taken in the Zoo.

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Elephants photographed with BeetleCam, South Luangwa, Zambia.

 

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Elephant Humour...

(Savuti, Botswana)

Elephant eating a lily in Zimbabwe

These beautiful creatures have always been a special part of my life. From the time I was a little kid and fed the neighbourhood elephant lots of bananas and plums at my Grandma's place in Haridwar to the day I visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at Nairobi National Park. They are such wonderful beings and such fun to watch that the mind boggles as to how people massacre these giants for their tusks. Why not live and let live? This endless destruction of nature needs to see an end somewhere. Humans are selfish beings and will most certainly lead to the demise of our planet. But conservation efforts such as that at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust give us hope that there is certainly light at the end of this rather grim tunnel.

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Elephant, Loxodonta africana, Olifant. Young elephants having fun. Kruger National Park, South Africa.

 

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We had a lovely day at Woburn Safari Park and came back with many happy memories and some reasonable shots!

Elephant nature reserve, Thailand.

Elephants in the Masai Mara via 500px ift.tt/1onpJkF

"E" is for Elephant

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aqurium Pittsburgh Pa

Elephant.

Weighing up to 7 tons.

During the heat of the day they gather near water and are often seen drinking and feeding along the banks of a river.

In general I find repetition fairly tedious like going to work every day. However something’s I would never tire of repeating one of these being close to elephants. They are such extraordinarily beautiful creatures.

We were sat in our jeep in the Amboseli Natonal Park watching a large group of elephants on our left when we saw a single elephant approaching from the right. He was walking purposefully towards us obviously intent on joining the group. He could easily have diverted round the front or rear or the jeep but he just kept heading without hesitation towards us. There was then a brief stand-off while he looked at us now elephants always win these encounters. We reversed the jeep about 12 feet the elephant then walked past us giving us a look of pure disdain. The only sound was a light grunt and the sound of those feet hitting the dusty ground .....just magic.

I will be away this weekend so catch up with you guys next week Have great weekends

 

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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa www.kingfishersafaris.co.uk/

Elephant at Samburu National Park.

An elephant munches leaves in an elephant sanctuary in South Africa. I wanted to experiment with backgrounds and rather than give the elephant a plain black background I used a scene of trees from another image. The elephants in Knysna used to roam free in the vast forests there so I used this background to reflect this.

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