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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!
Ann

Tags: Elephant Baby elephant Zambia Wildlife and nature South luangwa

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
24 Oct 2013 6:04PM
A delightful capture Ann.

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24 Oct 2013 6:09PM
you cant get better....
photo and/or experience
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
24 Oct 2013 6:10PM
What an enchanting image, Ann, beautifully captured. Carol
nonur Plus
8 17 11 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
12 47 13 United States
24 Oct 2013 6:14PM
He is so dear-- and likely vulnerable!
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
24 Oct 2013 6:19PM
100mm so this is a macro elephant, you just have to love him. - gary
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
24 Oct 2013 6:25PM
Well framed between mum's legs. Can't help humming March Of The Elephants now SmileSmile

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

Dougie
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 6:54PM
A delightful image Ann and your description also sets the scene well.

Phil.
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 6:55PM
A splendid shot
Ju
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 7:02PM
Amazing detail Ann, and what an experience
a beautiful shot that has everything
Lillian
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
24 Oct 2013 7:42PM
One of the bigger looking little cuties I have seen Ann !!
Good shot.
Mick.
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
24 Oct 2013 7:54PM
He is just too cute...a wonderful capture
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 8:24PM
Awwwww love elephants, such a cutie..... look at that eyeSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Diane
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 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,
Fred.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 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.
Joan.
danbrann Plus
12 629 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
8 6.5k 29 England
24 Oct 2013 9:34PM
How utterly gorgeous. How can you not love these creatures. Lovely shot Ann.
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Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 9:37PM
Great capture AnnSmile

Cliff
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
24 Oct 2013 9:59PM
Has to be the Ahhh photo of the day Ann, wonderful capture.

Regards

Trev.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
24 Oct 2013 10:09PM
Wonderful image Ann.

ken
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 11:30PM
A real gem Ann
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
25 Oct 2013 11:19AM
A little heart melter.
Gorgeous capture.

B.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 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.

Andrew
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 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
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2013 8:50PM
Wonderful Ann - making me quite jealous
Jason
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
27 Oct 2013 10:14AM
Wonderfully endearing and beautifully taken Ann.
Rende
Glostopcat 10 255 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
5 218 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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