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African bush elephant sand bathing



As I explored the savannahs of South Africa, I saw this majestic king of the bush. The massive bull was trekking in search of water in the scorching heat. The g...
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As I explored the savannahs of South Africa, I saw this majestic king of the bush. The massive bull was trekking in search of water in the scorching heat. The glow surrounding the animal in the picture is the elephant throwing dust at itself in order to stay cool.
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Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Neckbone
 
Neckbone November 04, 2018
Great shot! Congrats!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 06, 2018
Stunning image
janetgarden
 
janetgarden December 06, 2018
Elephants for my life

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in South Africa at a nature reservoir
Time
This was taken during the early evening, just before sunset started
Lighting
Whats most important for wildlife photography is that the animal’s face is lit properly
Equipment
Here I used a Canon 750D with a rented Canon 100-400mm lens
Inspiration
The magnificent view of the elephant marching across the plains stunned me completely
Editing
Very little post processing was done here
In my camera bag
I always bring my Canon 7D2, a Canon 18-135mm and a Tamron 150-600mm. This gives me flexibility to capture whatever I stumble upon as well the reach I need for wildlife
Feedback
The best advice is to be out there so you can capture what you find

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