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worm's eye view

By cats_123  
Elephants sanctuary near Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Orphan elephants - I've put them under wildlife as they roam free, although they are fed frequently by visitors.

hand held at knee height!

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: AlanBW, helena, limmy62 and 281 more

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nice photo!

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Well done.

ColouredImages 12 47 35 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2005 11:15AM
was that "trembling knee height"? great angle to shoot from

X5DJM Plus
11 26 England
2 Nov 2005 11:27AM
Great shot, the angle works well, the one on the right looks Indian? Nice one.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
2 Nov 2005 11:33AM
thanks everyone...they were all african
bigtony Plus
14 200
2 Nov 2005 11:43AM
top shot well done
scott_c Plus
11 84
2 Nov 2005 11:57AM
Good angle.
2 Nov 2005 12:10PM
they look like there having a meeting*
georg Plus
12 4 South Africa
2 Nov 2005 7:44PM
Lovely shot.
Going there in December.
Marian Plus
11 62 England
3 Nov 2005 1:20AM
A great angle.
keppy Plus
13 2 United States
3 Nov 2005 7:28AM
Fantatic shot. My wife and I were there last year march. It's a great place to visit.
lauraHB Plus
11 121 Ireland
3 Nov 2005 9:04AM
Great angle on this shot.
4 Nov 2005 4:44AM
Great shot from a great angle - would your holiday insurance cover you in this situation? Would the small print cover you for a footprint?

cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
4 Nov 2005 8:52AM
Ha Ha Bill....dangerous sport category?

thanks for the comments was great to be able to get up close to such gentle creatures (although as soon as they ran out of food, it was a different story!!)
Lovely shot... scary angle! Very well caught!
Term Plus
11 86 9 England
6 Nov 2005 2:28PM
nice angle, photography as an extreme sport
agree with the comments above. Nice one Smile
24 Nov 2005 4:58AM
Unusual angle! Pretty close though :^o !
30 Nov 2005 2:25AM
different from the usual..hows your life insurance..great shot!
GavMc Plus
11 2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2005 8:11AM
What a wonderful shot. Have an RC on me!

cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
7 Dec 2005 11:38AM
cheers, Gav
Nic_WA Plus
12 179 2 Australia
11 Dec 2005 1:47AM
It's the low viewpoint that sets this shot apart - very well done.
liparig Plus
12 233 United States
20 Jan 2006 7:26AM
excellent shot
I see you have been around... nice picture
Very strong image Jeff its Elephants no doubt about it, Very good shot well defined image, Adrian
great angle, special image, has power and dynamism too.
16 Sep 2006 8:36PM
memorable .
7 Oct 2006 7:08PM
Love the camera angle, it give an excellent picture great impact

wow. what a great shot.
JohnH37 10 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 11:33PM
Wow!Love the angle and detail.
4 Dec 2006 1:20PM
Scary angle to be shooting from But it works really well!
10 Dec 2006 6:33PM
wonderful shot.
12 Dec 2006 8:28PM
This is absolutely fantastic! What a brilliant angle - love the shapes and colours in this composition.
Great shot! =)
Works well.
27 Feb 2007 5:49PM
great composition and angle...
Majestic animals, their social side is captured well here. Looks like you are joining them from this angle. Great! Also love the blue sky.
Excellent photograph. Very well captured. Elephants are such beautiful creatures, it must of been a dream come true to have seen them .
21 Mar 2007 4:44PM
this is fab love animals detail great
Gomez Plus
10 1 Scotland
21 Mar 2007 7:28PM
25 Mar 2007 7:10PM
I think that this terrific-I love the angle of view which really portrays their relative size. I did notice that the whole image is slanting and am wondering whether or not this is deliberate.
I think it would be interesting to see the
image straightened with the trees perpendicular.
A cracking shot none the less!!!
helena Plus
13 134 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 7:37AM
Jeff, an excellent shot, great work Tara x
Wow amazing - well done
Carolyn x
1 Jun 2007 10:24PM
Love elephantos, Great angle Smile

ericfaragh Plus
13 138 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2007 10:33PM
Good low viewpoint, looks like a conference.
jenquest Plus
14 561 1 Tokelau
2 Jun 2007 7:47AM
Good angle.
Leo Plus
15 46 9 England
3 Jun 2007 12:29PM
Magnificent animals, hard to believe anyone could commit such horrendous atrocities towards them, superb picture Smile

Lovely Photo, beatufully captured, wonder what they're saying.

Graham Baines
Love the title! hehe. The texture and colours are so dramatic. And I love the composition too. =]
Absolute magic, superb
3 Aug 2007 10:14AM
Blimey would have loved to do that, Gorgeous Creatures
11 Aug 2007 9:28AM
great setailed shot
Lovely shot, saw the signpost for this place as we did 'the garden Route' in April
13 Aug 2007 7:10PM
Were you standing in the middle? Great picture!
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
13 Aug 2007 8:30PM
you get to help feed them, but they are only docile while you are doing that. As soon as the food runs out you have to back away. Seriously heavy animals, even the babies Smile
27 Aug 2007 12:35AM
Wow. This is a truly incredible image. Absolutely fantastic. That must have been some experience!
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2007 9:59AM
An amazing photo. Like the sky and like the fine detail of the elephants trunks. Well done! barmymarny x
a wonderful angle Smile
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
15 Dec 2007 10:29AM
Wonderful detail on this delightful shot .

You are Sooo lucky to be able to afford so many exotic holidays Smile
10 Jan 2008 3:19PM
I see you've come up trunks again, nice shot.
13 Jan 2008 6:32PM
Love the angle you used for this
16 Jan 2008 11:41PM
Brilliant picture.
Ridgeway Plus
10 222 2 Ireland
14 May 2008 11:47PM
Love the angle on this one,beautiful animal.
28 May 2008 10:42AM
Lovely composition - don't know quite how you go about posing elephants - must have involved a large bag a of buns!
adrianj Plus
11 48
5 Jul 2008 4:23PM
Like this pic. Must have difficult to take. Looks like they are having a meeting!
Morgs Plus
8 20 62 Wales
3 Dec 2009 5:09PM
Fab composition.

cassiecat Plus
8 39 46 England
5 Dec 2009 9:31PM
like that POV.lesley
18 Feb 2010 11:40PM
wow, what a spectacular shot you elephant meeting....
28 Feb 2010 2:49PM
Excellent shot nice to see they can roam---------------Milky
24 Mar 2010 6:49AM
Great shot, love the low POV and composition
Yeah I argree looks like your huddling together with them haha! Looks like theres some noise in this picture which I quite like actually!

The colour of the blues are good Smile
6 May 2010 9:04AM
Fantastic shot here, lovely colour, detail and pov.
Nice one.
13 May 2010 8:47PM
Wow, what a brilliant POV. Nicely captured.
Outstanding shot, amazing colours and great composition.
User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
22 Jul 2010 9:22PM
Brilliant! It brings out their social nature.
2 Aug 2010 4:03PM
Not really sure if it is worth mentioning after reading all of the comments above but the I think the angle is brilliant, it exadurates and draws attention to the sheer size of these animals. Well done!
Love this image. Great colours detail and subject.
This image catch's the eye and you have captured it very well
Fantastic image and well done
25 Aug 2010 12:39PM
This is wilde life indeed, graet capture! Thank you so much for your kindly words and suggestions!
Great shot and angle, full of action.
acousticmist 6 10 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 11:33AM
This is an excellent image.......Martin
beautiful and strong, nice work...

peace & love

This is a fantastic shot. I absolutely adore elephants. Well done, you deserve every vote. Smile
14 Oct 2010 1:58PM
Wonderful in all respects
14 Oct 2010 9:13PM
Fantastic shot

i want to say "mouse eye view"... really nice, different angle
12 Nov 2010 5:53PM
Great angle you must have been close to them.

Thanks for your commets

Very interesting point of view.
Well composed.
osie Plus
6 2 3 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2010 11:27PM
Great shot...Love the view point...Excelento...Smile
5 Jan 2011 9:39PM
The angle works well here. Super shot!
hasu Plus
8 8 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2011 3:04PM
Well captured.
18 Mar 2011 4:24PM
All I can say is WOW.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
31 May 2011 8:04PM
Interesting point of view. I also like the grouping - somewhat unusual.
Nicely done.
big party there ..
fantastic angle and a great framing !
Great shot from a good viewpointSmile
wonderfull shot
superb shot
19 Jul 2011 6:57PM
'Excellent capture'...LEx Smile
sakisuki Plus
10 248 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 5:28PM
Lovely pic .... just glad i aren't a worm! ... Grin
Great perspective. Brave worm to be in that position. Love the textures of the elephants against the blue.
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2011 11:22AM
Cracking ImageGrin
gonzalito Plus
6 32 13 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 1:27PM
Brilliant safari-type shot; it really shows the elephants in all their beauty!
love it!
Great angle and perspective on this shot.. Brilliant grouping of ellies, if a tad close!
rob_marshall 5 96 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 6:40PM
Great perspective/angle.
I love the angle, the comp and just everything about it!
20 May 2012 6:35PM
EXCELLENT photograph.
A great capture and love the angle taken well done.

18 Jul 2012 10:33AM
excellent shot i like it
Tibetan 4 3 England
16 Aug 2012 9:11AM
Lovely photo deserves every nice comment, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Sep 2012 11:12AM
Lovely POV.

Amazing image well captured and well spotted int he first place excellentSmileSmile
A wonderful meeting of elephants with nice light and texture.
Well done. WesternRed.
28 Nov 2012 10:18AM
Elephant pow wow . lovely capture
4 Dec 2012 10:04PM
That is an amazing photograph!SmileSmileSmile
Wonderful pictures .we are so lucky to have such fantastic creatures as subjects.
4 Jan 2013 6:01PM
absolutely fantastic..can;t understand how its gone without awards!!!

Thankyou for the vote on my Pagan Skin series.
24 Mar 2013 10:53PM
Wow excellent image SmileSmileSmileSmile
16 Apr 2013 1:18PM
Wonderful shot and angle and all the trunks !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
WOW! Fantastic shot!
A Booth Plus
14 11 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 7:26PM
looks like an expensive trunk call to me, excellent capture and composition.
Super photo, but what a dangerous view point ! GrinGrin
Great pic!
I'm a cynic - I think you bribed them!

You had a nice opportunity here to try out the low angle - they look even more impressive from this perspective!
Grt, Ingrid.
22 Jan 2014 6:59PM
Beautiful capture
I love the angle a lot! An amazing shot, indeed!Smile
Regards Valery
Oh my gosh I went there when I was in South Africa! Did you ride them? I didn't? Grin
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
29 Mar 2014 10:14PM

Quote:Oh my gosh I went there when I was in South Africa! Did you ride them? I didn't? Grin
no..they were a little too wild GrinGrin
27 Apr 2014 4:51PM
brilliant angle..
Superb composition of this mild mannered looking trio; butifully crafted and captured. Amazing shot!
Kindest regards
Mark Grin
27 Jun 2014 12:51PM
Their is only so much can be said about an image, and I think
it's all been said!! Wow SmileSmileSmile

8 Aug 2014 10:01AM
Brilliant willdlife shot, I like your unusual angle too.

28 Oct 2014 9:59PM
Great to get so many heads in the one shot - nice detail too - well done!

God only knows how you managed to get that low angle shot!