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Elephant infant holding tail



Infant following her mother playing with her tail while mother feeds in the late afternoon sunlight

Infant following her mother playing with her tail while mother feeds in the late afternoon sunlight
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Contest Finalist in Animals In The Wild Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Wildlife On The Move Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Explore Africa Photo Contest
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12 Comments | Report
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 03, 2017
Adorable capture! Awarded.
paulfrydlewicz
 
paulfrydlewicz March 05, 2017
This shot makes me smile.
mawawi
 
mawawi September 05, 2017
One of the most beautiful shots I saw today!
Shahadan
 
Shahadan September 06, 2017
Beautiful creativity
Chayangel86 PRO+
 
Chayangel86 September 21, 2017
This is fantastic! Check out my challenge called Beautiful Africa, this would be a great entrant! :)
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 March 10, 2018
OH MY ..hella cute!! シ
victoriagosher
 
victoriagosher March 12, 2018
Fabulous Photo of baby ellie!
Birdy2000
 
Birdy2000 March 14, 2018
Amazing
elfridoX
 
elfridoX March 22, 2018
Wonderful
linabulgaria
 
linabulgaria March 25, 2018
Lovely, bravo! ;)
Naveen-Parthiban
 
Naveen-Parthiban March 25, 2018
Nicely captured ????????
gillybean729 PRO+
 
gillybean729 Aug 08
This is so cute. I love it. Elephants are great. :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
Serengeti National Park
Time
3.45pm just as we started out on the afternoon evening drive
Lighting
Early morning and late afternoon lighting know as the golden hours are the best but the hour before and after can also give some interesting shots.
Equipment
Nikon D200, Sigma 50mm-500mm f/4.0-6.3, resting on a wheat bag and the roof of the Landrover.
Inspiration
We had been watching this small herd of two adult females, one adolescent and one infant feeding in the late afternoon sunlight when the infant started to play. From mock changing us to mad minute running around the infant then began to play with an adults tail, this type of animal behaviour for a wildlife photographer with the right lighting is what we wait for all day.
Editing
A small amount of adjustment in camera raw just to bring the high lights down and adjust darker tones.
In my camera bag
Nikon D200, Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3, Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-300, Tamaron 17-24. Manfrotto monopod, Manfrotto 732CY tripod, polarizer filters, remote control.
Feedback
Patients and an understanding of animal behaviour are a must for wildlife photography. Also having your equipment ready for the shot and I don't always have a shot in mind as I would rather watch and learn. One of the reasons I enjoy photography so much as the fact that I'm out there observing and capturing life in its natural habitat and so much can be learnt by observing

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