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Anyone who watched "Africa 2013 - Countdown To The Rains" on BBC 2 last Sunday -(second instalment tonight)- may recall the young elephant whose trunk had been chopped right down -( possibly by a crocodile, or maybe a snare).

Looking through my elephant photographs, I've found these shots which are either him, or another youngster who has suffered a similar fate. In V1 it's the tiny figure on the extreme left of the picture. V2 is a much clearer shot of the damage, and I've added a 100% crop as V3, which to my mind shows that nature has given a helping hand by forming a working tip to what's left......maybe wishful thinking on my part?

**After watching tonight's programme, it's obvious this is a different elephant, so there are at least two of them.**

Camera:Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens:Pansonic 14-140 and 100-300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Is it him?...
Username:rogerfry rogerfry
Uploaded:10 Nov 2013 - 12:41 PM
Tags:Africa, Damaged trunk, Elephant, Luangwa Valley, Wildlife / nature, Zambia
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 12:54 PM

Poor little thing....hopefully it will adapt and survive..a without a trunk it must be difficult to drink and break branches....

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 1:57 PM

Aww..that's sad. I hope the rest of the herd help him out when needed. Great shots.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 3:52 PM

Lets hope that Mother Nature behaves in a benevolent fashion for him Roger.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 6:08 PM

A splendid set especially knowing about the youngster's trunk
Ju

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 7:05 PM

Oh dear...hope it can survive....

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 7:06 PM

Nice story, love V3.........great survivors......GrinGrinGrin

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 9:52 AM

great journalism sad story, I watched the programme and simply love elephants

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2013 - 2:21 PM

Do we know whether it was filmed this year Roger? If it was last, he will have changed over the last year...

Last Modified By AnnChown at 18 Nov 2013 - 2:21 PM

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