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Charge!

By RobboB  
I was lucky enough to go on a business trip to South Africa last week. I had never been before. I decided to go to a game reserve at the weekend. It was a wonderful experience if a little dramatic: we followed this male elephant along a track in the vehicle at about 70 meters and all of a sudden it turned and charged us. It stopped about 4 feet from the vehicle and stomped around a bit. Our ranger guide faced it down with some guttural shouting and it eventually wandered off. He said it was "full of nonsense".

Tags: South africa Elephant Wildlife and nature

Voters: 213hardy, yasheen, stuart1963 and 49 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 839 1369 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:53PM
There looks to be a trail of devastation in its wake. I almost envy the experience. Almost...
Terrifyingly good.
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JuBarney Plus
4 10 3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 7:58PM
A splendid shot.
You must have stayed quite calm to be able to take this; admirable!
Ju
Suzicoo Plus
4 480 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:34PM

Quote:A splendid shot.
You must have stayed quite calm to be able to take this; admirable!
Ju



Think I would have got camera shakeTongue

Suzicoo
fazzer Plus
6 50 7 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 9:05PM
Some experience that must have been , great b&w
Stand and deliver comes to mind, you did well to avoid camera shake , and a trip to the toilet . Well done indeed.
oll1e Plus
8 57 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 11:03PM
Excellent image under the circumstances !! in fact amazing Wink
7 Oct 2013 11:35PM
Wow, that's terrifying close !!

Lavina
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
8 Oct 2013 8:13AM
Great shot Rob, I live in SA and yes it's a bit of an adrenaline moment when these bulls charge the vehicle. Love it in mono
8 Oct 2013 9:29AM
WOW! Rob what a fantastic shot, you must have some guts to be able to keep calm when this is coming at you.
Brian
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
8 Oct 2013 10:35AM
Great shot Rob, not sure I would want to be in the path of this as it charges
Regards Richard
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
8 Oct 2013 1:26PM
Beautifully captured action shot.
Rende
djh698 Plus
12 3.3k 6 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2013 1:58PM
Really sharp and well composed in the circumstances
David
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
8 Oct 2013 3:12PM
Bloody Hell....... I hope your vehicle carried toilet rolls. Outstanding image.
8 Oct 2013 4:28PM
Excellent image, surprised the image is crisp after the about turn
capto Plus
3 3.2k 8 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 2:09PM
Scary what! Great image.Smile

ivor
10 Oct 2013 7:57PM
Super shot well captured.

Des
19 Oct 2013 8:55PM
Great shot to get under those conditions well done.
19 Oct 2013 9:21PM
Wow Rob great capture should have been an award for this

colin
19 Jul 2014 5:05PM
Truly an Oh S**** moment... Great shot but i must ask how was the Hospital food out there ? SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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