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You're probably wondering why I've called this meeting....

By AnnChown  
Another from the Lower Zambezi on the day we followed the elephants. This was taken earlier in the day, again from the pontoon boat (two canoes with a platform and an outboard motor) with two other guests, the guy who ran the bush camp and a local who drove the boat. This was a bit of a stand off between us and the elephants as we were preventing them from getting back into the Zambezi. Shortly after this was taken, we had to back up and let them into the river - you can see they're a bit agitated here and there's nothing worse than a cross elephant.
Thanks for looking and for your time and interest.
I'm now playing nursemaid for a week as Christopher had his knee operation this morning, but is already back home. Smile

Tags: Egret Elephants Zambia Zambezi Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
28 Sep 2012 5:32PM
A speedy recovery to Christopher.
This is a very funny pix -- looking like the elephants are paying attention to the bird. You picked the perfect title.

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28 Sep 2012 5:33PM
Brilliant title and image Ann, love it.
Have a smashing Weekend.

John Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 5:42PM
Something along the lines of your title was going through my mind as I worked down the frame to the egret. Wonderful.
It does remind me in a way of my nephew's wedding day. Come the evening, the groom, best man and ushers , all six-foot-plus, TA members and built like brick outhouses, wanted to change into jeans. The bride, tiny, size 6, stamped her foot and said 'We've paid enough for those suits, you're wearing them'. The lads looked very much like your elephants, in various ways...
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Sep 2012 5:43PM
A grand capture, Ann, such majestic creatures. Carol
28 Sep 2012 5:49PM
Super image Ann,
jdinne 15 16 England
28 Sep 2012 5:59PM
Superb capture Ann, great detail and light. Brilliant title I certainly wouldn't want to get in thier way. Think you were brave.

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
28 Sep 2012 6:03PM
nice capture again...
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
28 Sep 2012 6:07PM
Hahaa, that's a great title.
Magnificent animals, hope they stay safe.
Very well captured.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 6:18PM
Best wishes to Christopher for a speedy recover Ann... maybe a more apt title would have been "watch the birdie"???? But what a magnificent capture Ann
Rev2 8 302 2 England
28 Sep 2012 6:20PM
Fantastic shot, it looks like the Cattle Egret is holding them off!
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
28 Sep 2012 6:27PM
beautiful capture, lovely title, looks like they even washed before the photoshoot.
nice one.
fantaisck photo.SadSadSadSad
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
28 Sep 2012 6:58PM
"You moved, I saw you!!!" (Grandmother's footsteps GrinGrin)

Superb image, Ann. You've been keeping these hidden. The elephants on their own are so well caught but with dat birdie .... superb.

Wonderful shot Ann three elephants captured to perfection and the bird is......well superb.

28 Sep 2012 7:09PM
a very fine capture Ann a pleasure to view ....

28 Sep 2012 7:11PM
Just brilliant again.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 7:15PM
Fantastic shot Ann, superb detail, don't think i would want to come face to face with them :-0

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
28 Sep 2012 7:21PM
Love these animals and your capture of them in the wild is superb Ann.


bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
28 Sep 2012 7:46PM
Super capture Ann - great detail in the Elephants hides. Spot on title too with the egret calling the shots.Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 7:54PM
Well observed and captured Ann.
I like mrswoolybill's comparison!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Sep 2012 7:56PM
A lovely trio, so well captured, Ann.
28 Sep 2012 8:06PM
What an excellent and amusing image - you must have had a fantastic trip.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 9:12PM
Brilliant Ann - brings back memories
28 Sep 2012 9:14PM
What a lovely shot Ann,what a wonderful trip..Lin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 9:32PM
Amazing image Ann, and the detail in the eye of middle!
hope all stays well for Christopher, and he does what he's toldWink
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Sep 2012 10:21PM
The little brid becomes so tiny--- is he their main speaker?

Love this!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
28 Sep 2012 11:00PM
Superb image, I love it!
28 Sep 2012 11:23PM
I agree, there is nothing worse than a cross elephant. But you captured this scene beautifully
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Sep 2012 1:26AM
Good shot of these grotty elephants Ann !!
A very clever title Ann, you can talk to the animals. The elephants lppl huge beside the White Heron, and also appear to be listening to it. One of these magical moments when humans see animals naturally, how lucky you are to have witnessed this.
I hope that Christopher heals quickly and is back out with his fishing rods again soon. Trapping an outdoor person in bed is a hard thing to handle. Trapping a photographer indoors is hard too.Wink

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 9:51AM
Ah yes those large flapping ears give all the indication of a slight edginess - excellent capture Ann.
Tibetan 6 3 England
29 Sep 2012 10:51AM
Made me smile I must admit like it very well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 2:50PM
Brilliant capture! I love the way the bird doesn't seem at all put out by these large creatures! Great!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 7:10PM
An inspired title, Ann, and an excellent image of elephants with attitude.
29 Sep 2012 7:29PM
Brilliant title and image
29 Sep 2012 10:24PM
Lovely image. Well captured. Elaine
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
30 Sep 2012 7:53AM
Goodness, you get around! Can elephants be described as "sheepish"? Wink


AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 8:10AM

Quote:Goodness, you get around! Can elephants be described as "sheepish"? Wink



Sheepish but not sheep like!
30 Sep 2012 8:54AM
Fabulous picture, Ann. Deep
Fantastic shot Ann
Julie x
6 Oct 2012 1:44PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Oct 2012 6:51PM
A tremendous trio, these gentle giants are posing perfectly for you. They certainly are powerful and magnificent animals

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