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This baby protected by the wall of her big sisters was frolicking in the shallows of the river, now too dry for the bigger elephants for their bath...
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This baby protected by the wall of her big sisters was frolicking in the shallows of the river, now too dry for the bigger elephants for their bath
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Contest Finalist in Endangered Species Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Adorable Baby Animals Photo Contest
Peer Award
Top Choice
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Magnificent Capture
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Large Animals Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Large Animals Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Endangered Species Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Endangered Species Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 rank
Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 rank week 1
Cute Baby Animals Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Big Mammals Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Big Mammals Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Cute Baby Animals Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Fill The Frame Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank week 1
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 rank
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 rank week 1
Family Gatherings Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Family Gatherings Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Textures In Animals Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Textures In Animals Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Textures In Animals Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Can You See Me Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Can You See Me Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Can You See Me Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Family Love Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Family Love Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Right Down The Middle Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Right Down The Middle Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Herds Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Herds Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Adorable Baby Animals Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Adorable Baby Animals Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1

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27 Comments | Report
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita September 16, 2015
so beautiful!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 16, 2015
Thanks so much Sonja. Most appreciated.
AHogue
 
AHogue September 17, 2015
So sweet! Love all the textures and your composition!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 17, 2015
Thank you so much.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan September 18, 2015
The little one is well protected by giant parents.Amazing capture.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 18, 2015
Thanks so much, most appreciated. They are really mom and sister I think.
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold September 20, 2015
sweet family!!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 20, 2015
Thanks for the review and award.
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 September 29, 2015
Wonderful capture!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 29, 2015
Thanks so much.
AnneDphotography PRO+
 
AnneDphotography November 13, 2015
fantastic composition and subject matter .... great detail and lighting ... well done !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 13, 2015
Thanks so much.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 20, 2016
Stunning capture, voted Adorable baby Animals
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 23, 2016
Thanks so much. You helped me to win. Most appreciated, Ester.
AHogue
 
AHogue January 23, 2016
Congratulations on your awesome win!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 23, 2016
Thanks so much.
terryc Platinum
 
terryc January 23, 2016
Congrats on your fantastic win, Ruwan!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 24, 2016
Thank you very much.
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo January 24, 2016
Wonderful!! Congrats, Ruwan, on being a Finalist!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 24, 2016
Thank you very much.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 January 27, 2016
congratulations on the finalist award Ruwan .. a beautiful image
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 27, 2016
Thanks for the encouragement.
yourlily
 
yourlily January 28, 2016
Wonderful shot...love it to bits. There is a palpable gentleness about these huge creatures so apparent in this shot Ruwan...TY
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 28, 2016
Thanks so much for the review.
paulinelovegrove
 
paulinelovegrove February 02, 2016
love this photo
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 04, 2016
Thank you Pauline.
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana February 22, 2016
Nice work, Ruwan!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 22, 2016
Thank you.
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal February 23, 2016
You really plan the shoot. the framing is really making the photo more interesting. Congratulations on your award!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 23, 2016
Thanks for the encouragement. I waited a long time for this little one to get up from frolicking in the water.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 17, 2016
Voted Herds
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 17, 2016
Really appreciate the support.
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana March 23, 2016
Voted ...Herds..!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 23, 2016
Thanks so much for the encouragement.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 23, 2016
Congrats !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 24, 2016
Thanks so much
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 10, 2016
Voted family Love
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 11, 2016
Thanks for the support.
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger November 08, 2018
Stunning image Ruwan. Congratulations on your finalist award.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 08, 2018
Thank you.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 29, 2018
Congratulations !! Won Contest Finalist in Endangered Species Photo Contest
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 29, 2018
Thank you
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal December 02, 2018
Congratulations on your second award!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 02, 2018
Thanks so much.
markgossman
 
markgossman May 26, 2019
Amazing Shot ! Thank you for posting such amazing animals
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka May 27, 2019
Thanks for the encouragement.
Cookies4U PRO+
 
Cookies4U July 26, 2020
looks like I am in your "oldies but goodies" section of your wonderful gallery!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 26, 2020
Thankful you visited.
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom July 26, 2020
Priceless photo. congratulations on your awards. Well deserved.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 06, 2020
Thank you very much
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 September 06, 2020
Very special photo!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 06, 2020
Thank you very much
SusiStroud Platinum
 
SusiStroud Sep 27
Awsome, I have been to Africa but not India. Fantastic capture.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka Sep 27
Thank you Susie, they are in Sri Lanka from the elephant orphanage.

Behind The Lens

Location
Pinwale Sri Lanka. Its a world famous elephant orphanage.
Time
Around 2.00pm.
Lighting
This was mid day sun, but fortunately a cloudy day.
Equipment
Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II lens hand held.
Inspiration
Worldwide animals are abused, this effort to care for the unfortunate elephants in Sri Lanka is commendable. Specially of a species that is threatened by extinction.
Editing
Had to with the mid day has sun. On PS adjusted lighting colour and sharpening.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D mark III, Variety of lenses from macro, wide angle to 400mm zoom, Lee ND filters, polariser and the big & little stopper. Tripod and cable release.
Feedback
Zooming in to isolate the subjects gives more impact. This image was isolated from a large elephant herd of about 50.

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