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Thursday, 10 September 2009

Wildlife up close - elephant

The african elephant Loxodonta africana is truly an impressive being - their power, their size, their majesty is indescribable.

And yet they are at the heart of a burning management and ecology question that says alot about how we see ourselves and our relationship with the earth. Have you read the blog post on elephants and their management in kruger national park?

This whole series of shots is of a young elephant that stuck right up against his mother's side. The light was so good that I could not help taking a whole pile of photos of him.


Please vote for your favorite, and at the end of the series, I will randomly choose a winner from each post in the series and send them the original full-sized image they chose.

Happy voting and good luck!
Dale Forbes


Becky said...

Definitely # 1... I love their eyes and he is just the cutest baby!! You can feel the love between a mother and her calf. My favorite animal of Africa!

Gaelyn said...

I like #1 best, the little guy is smiling. They are all excellent captures.

Anonymous said...

I like the second photo, where the baby elephant is either going to, or just nuzzled the Mom's bum :)


Chris said...

Dale, your close-up are simply fantastic and your whole set makes me dream! Gorgeous!

Dale Forbes said...

looks like number 1 is in the lead ;-)

Gallicissa said...

I will go for 5, Dale.
Very impressive.

Jochen said...

5 for me.