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In mum's shadow

By AnnChown  
I'd overlooked this one on my first selection to process - so glad I found it! You can see how close they were to our vehicle - this was taken at 100mm. He was part of a small herd of elephant going down to the River Luangwa and on the bank of the river was quite a large pride of lions feeding on a buffalo. The minute the lions saw the elephants they stopped feeding at exactly the same moment and watched the elephants' progress to the water. The matriach of the herd stopped and trumpeted a warning to the lions to keep away, the elephants continued to the water and the lions kept on feeding. It was one of those magical wildlife moments it was a privilege to witness.
Thanks for looking and for any comments and/or criticisms.
Many thanks to Nezih (nonur) for his UA for Stooks!

Tags: Elephant Baby elephant Zambia Wildlife and nature South luangwa

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fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
24 Oct 2013 6:04PM
A delightful capture Ann.


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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 6:09PM
you cant get better....
photo and/or experience
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Oct 2013 6:10PM
What an enchanting image, Ann, beautifully captured. Carol
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
24 Oct 2013 6:10PM
Amazing clarity and so lovely, Ann.
24 Oct 2013 6:11PM
Gorgeous image Ann, really lovely.

John Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Oct 2013 6:14PM
He is so dear-- and likely vulnerable!
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
24 Oct 2013 6:19PM
100mm so this is a macro elephant, you just have to love him. - gary
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 Oct 2013 6:25PM
Well framed between mum's legs. Can't help humming March Of The Elephants now SmileSmile

A fine wee Heffalump.
Tremendous story line, must have had a great deal of magic for you right enough.

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 6:54PM
A delightful image Ann and your description also sets the scene well.

JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 6:55PM
A splendid shot
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 7:02PM
Amazing detail Ann, and what an experience
a beautiful shot that has everything
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
24 Oct 2013 7:42PM
One of the bigger looking little cuties I have seen Ann !!
Good shot.
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
24 Oct 2013 7:54PM
He is just too cute...a wonderful capture
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 8:24PM
Awwwww love elephants, such a cutie..... look at that eyeSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 8:26PM
That's such an endearing image, Ann, and what a wonderful experience for you.
24 Oct 2013 8:28PM
Cute capture Ann,
9 10 10 England
24 Oct 2013 8:35PM
I like your write up with this image and that tiny elephant is just the dearest little thing - a very lovely capture.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
24 Oct 2013 8:55PM
Wonderful Ann. One for the family album. Mother Elephant will show it to all his pals when he is 21.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
24 Oct 2013 9:34PM
How utterly gorgeous. How can you not love these creatures. Lovely shot Ann.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 9:37PM
Great capture AnnSmile

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
24 Oct 2013 9:59PM
Has to be the Ahhh photo of the day Ann, wonderful capture.


franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 10:09PM
Wonderful image Ann.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 11:30PM
A real gem Ann
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
25 Oct 2013 11:19AM
A little heart melter.
Gorgeous capture.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
25 Oct 2013 7:16PM
Stellar shot, Ann. The light, exposure, detail and composition are simply...well...perfect Smile

As a bonus, this little sweetie is looking just too adorable for words SmileSmile

What an amazing experience to witness what you did. Nature in the raw.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
25 Oct 2013 8:20PM
Great shot Ann - superb contrast and a wonderfully detailed hide.
26 Oct 2013 7:48PM
A delightful capture
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2013 8:50PM
Wonderful Ann - making me quite jealous
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
27 Oct 2013 10:14AM
Wonderfully endearing and beautifully taken Ann.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
31 Oct 2013 9:47PM
An enchanting image of this precocious youngster, this is definitely an image worth trumpeting about!Grin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Nov 2013 7:16PM
wow you must have had the holiday of a lifetime.
the shots you'd expect form Atteborough's camera man.

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