Big Game hunting

By mrswoolybill
Newcastle wildlife got wilder before Christmas. Eldon Square shopping mall was invaded by a herd of elephants. They seemed puzzled by their new surroundings.
Thanks to Alan (whatriveristhis) for prodding me to photograph them. Generally I didn't find them photogenic as they lacked proper faces, except for this one.
This is wildlife photography that I can get on with, a subject that stays still for the camera. I have a couple more vaguely related uploads to come.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Black and white Co-operative wildlife

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Comments


16 Jan 2014 8:23AM
Love the perspective.
Erica

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Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
16 Jan 2014 8:40AM
Good use of the face for this Moria
Did puzzle as to what it was and had to read the write up to get it

Regards Richard
16 Jan 2014 8:40AM
I couldn't find a picture that was even a quarter as good as yours. You're so good at this sort of thing, Moira.

Alan
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1436 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 8:49AM
Alan, you silver-tongued flatterer, you...
Cheers folks, busy morning here, I'll be back later.
Moira
16 Jan 2014 8:56AM
Yeah, well... don't get used to it.Tongue
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
16 Jan 2014 9:00AM
Excellent compo and contrast, Moira. I see that I can enjoy seeing these queer animals in mono.
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 9:21AM
I thought it was a large fish at first BlushBlushBlush
Christmas shopping can be very puzzling WinkWinkWink
Helen
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
16 Jan 2014 9:30AM
I love the composition, Moira.

Ken
bluesandtwos 6 103 1 England
16 Jan 2014 9:50AM

Quote:I thought it was a large fish at first BlushBlushBlush
Christmas shopping can be very puzzling WinkWinkWink
Helen


Me too! Blush

Dave
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
16 Jan 2014 10:12AM
Intriguing shot Moira; I thought it was a new model underground train Wink Smile
Rende
16 Jan 2014 10:51AM
Is this at the Elephant & Castle?

Dougie
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
16 Jan 2014 11:32AM
Whole herd pretending to be Zebra's Wink Moira.
Ron
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
16 Jan 2014 12:39PM
I thought it was a photo from "Finding Nemo".....sure never would have guessed it to be an elephant!
16 Jan 2014 12:40PM
Looks a bit fishy to me. Good one Moira.
16 Jan 2014 1:45PM
Great, looks really whacky! The guy on the right doesn't seem too impressed - he is the perfect foil for this stylised ele!

Thanks again for the award, Moira; great to have!

Maggie
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
16 Jan 2014 2:07PM
When I was at school Moira,
I actually wanted to be a zoo keeper.
I changed my mind when I went to the zoo and saw the mess the keepers had to clean up after the elephants !!
Might have been a different story had the elephants been like this one !!
Mick.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1436 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 2:11PM
So - fish, zebras, an underground train... I had never seen any of those! Thanks to everyone who has called in here, you never disappoint with your comments!
Moira
danbrann Plus
11 576 16
16 Jan 2014 2:22PM
A Geordie Elephant...whatever next.
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
16 Jan 2014 2:43PM
I thought it was the front of a train too!! Phew...glad to know I wasn't going crazy. Although the night is young.

'Startled' is definitely the word for this perplexed pachyderm. Perhaps he was away on safari and couldn't believe the prices when he got back.

Andrew
SlowSong Plus
7 6.0k 29 England
16 Jan 2014 4:17PM
This was originally quite puzzling and I first thought it was an underground train having been given a makeover. On second glance I can see it.
Very nicely done with the moving figures.
x
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 4:42PM

Quote:I couldn't find a picture that was even a quarter as good as yours. You're so good at this sort of thing, Moira.

Alan


My thoughts exactly - but it's rather cuteSmile
TyChee Plus
11 273 1 United States
16 Jan 2014 4:46PM
That's really cool!
Ty
16 Jan 2014 5:45PM
Looks like a bit of a race going on here Moira Wink and our Animal friend is certainly winning Smile

John Smile
16 Jan 2014 5:46PM

Quote:...This is wildlife photography that I can get on with, a subject that stays still for the camera...
Me too Moira! My wildlife subjects usually run or fly off by the time I've composed! Sad Great shot, glad you enlightened us re the subject, as it had me puzzled too!
Trev Smile
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
16 Jan 2014 6:27PM
Superb!!!
Streat Photography at its best!!!
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 8:13PM
Wonderful SmileSmile
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 8:17PM
The guy on the right has eyebrows to make Dennis Healey proudTongueGrinGrin
Diane
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 8:36PM
Excellent composition, very effective image.
Nigel
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
28 Jan 2014 11:26PM
I thought this was an underground train or robot when I saw the thumbnail. I wonder how many more elephant pictures you have left in your trunk?Smile

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