I told you not to pull....now what are we going to do

By ColleenA
Good morning...
Thank you so much for all you votes and comments and to Peter (Ddodlefin), Mike_Smith and Netta1234 for their UA's ....much appreciated.
More elephants today for Silly Sunday.....we came upon a small herd of elephant, they had a couple of youngsters in the group. These two were playing, but the one youngster was much bigger than the other, In V2 , my favourite shot as I just love the little guys face looking up at the bigger one .....they sized each other up and then the one on the left decided to give the other a fighting chance and he knelt down on the ground (I told you they are fascinating to watch). They then decided to trunk wrestle. This went on for ages until they were tired. He then stood up, they slapped trunks like we would hands and walked off to join the others. My only regret is that they were in thick bush and i was unable to get clear images. The other versions start at the beginning of the game until the end. V1 is somewhere in the middle.
Have a nice Sunday, were 31 deg here today, a bit coolerGrinGrin

Tags: Elephants Wildlife and nature

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V1 magical Colleen, I will come back to see the rest. I adore these wrinkly loves!!

Lynette Grin

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PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
16 Feb 2014 5:52AM
a nice set of wildlife images..
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 6:00AM
Great wildlife photography, every image a pleasure to view...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Bantu 4 7 1 India
16 Feb 2014 6:04AM
Superb timings,superb shots,lovely.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
16 Feb 2014 6:32AM
It must have been great to be there

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Feb 2014 6:34AM
A wonderful set, Colleen, with V.4 being my favourite. Wish we had temperatures of 31C here Sad Carol
ukgubbi 6 5 India
16 Feb 2014 6:51AM
As soon as I saw the title, I Knew it was your image. This set calls for lot of hard work, which you have done with great aplomb. Love this wildlife intimate moments, Superbly captured by you. V6- my fav. Great going.......
16 Feb 2014 7:11AM
Beautiful captures of Elephant moments in great detail, Colleen!
16 Feb 2014 7:24AM
More stunning pictures of life in the wild.
Thanks, Colleen!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 7:31AM
"My only regret is that they were in thick bush and i was unable to get clear images."

No regrets, please, this is a stunning set of images of animals in the wild and in context. My personal favourite is the parting shot, V7.
ColleenA Plus
5 357 5 Australia
16 Feb 2014 7:36AM
Thanks Lynne....it was amazing how they interacted, not fazed by us at all....then they just turned and left....a moment in time....
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
16 Feb 2014 7:46AM
Fascinating set of images.

16 Feb 2014 7:58AM
Another super set Colleen,
16 Feb 2014 8:18AM
Ha ha, great set, and V1 is excellent with the Title.Smile
You'll love Turkey, so much to see and PhotographSmile

John Smile
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
16 Feb 2014 8:55AM
Wonderful set GrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 9:03AM
Love these Colleen
would have been good for a valentines dayWink
they really are so beautiful..how can people harm them?
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 9:30AM
Superb set Colleen - love V4 - they have more human like qualities than some humans! Smile

ColleenA Plus
5 357 5 Australia
16 Feb 2014 9:32AM

Quote:Superb set Colleen - love V4 - they have more human like qualities than some humans! Smile

Yes Carol, such a tender moment...touching really
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 9:42AM
Pure joy to see these
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
16 Feb 2014 9:57AM
Delightful images Colleen, beautiful photography and such wonderful subjects.
Excellent work, a pleasure to see.

16 Feb 2014 10:22AM
great fun set Colleen 4/5 stand out for me but all excellent many thanks for your UA on my it is open capture much appreciated indeed

8 10 10 England
16 Feb 2014 10:23AM
Lovely to share these moments with you Colleen - an of course the photography is first class.Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
16 Feb 2014 10:26AM
Colleen I love all these images,and I'd love you to send me a couple of the little ones,so I could have them in our field next to the house here,and then I could see them daily as I love Elephants.
Have you any more to show us-----yes pleaseSmileSmileSmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 10:32AM
Super set of images Colleen, like them allSmile

16 Feb 2014 10:40AM
Beautiful images Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
16 Feb 2014 10:45AM
Excellent Set of good images Colleen!!
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 10:47AM
Wonderful pictures, each and everyone, especilly the budding boy scouts practising knots. Lovely to see Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 11:19AM
Absolutely fascinating set Colleen - I haven't seen images or video of elephants at play before.
must watch more wildlife programmes but I do learn a lot on Ephotozine.
Love them looking at each other in V4, the trunk shake in V6 and the bum shot in V7.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Feb 2014 11:32AM
African icon.....Colleen.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
16 Feb 2014 11:40AM
What an endearing and funny set Colleen SmileSmile
gwynn56 6 87 England
16 Feb 2014 12:34PM
beautiful set of images Smile
senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
16 Feb 2014 12:40PM
lovely moments captured ..
Great set of images Colleen, looks like they were having a great time.

Mary Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Feb 2014 1:05PM
A really wonderful set, Colleen - looks like they've tied themselves in knots in V1!! Grin
Trev Smile
16 Feb 2014 1:57PM
Wow Colleen these are wonderful, V1 is superb and my fav, what a lovely set these are, hope you well and I guess its still warm!!! sunny here today GrinGrin

16 Feb 2014 2:44PM
Absolutely brilliant set Colleen. Wonderful detail. Love V1 and V2 is just so cute GrinGrin

16 Feb 2014 3:18PM
Valentine in Pachyderm way ?? Great series.
debu 8 India
16 Feb 2014 3:28PM
Lovely set of images.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
16 Feb 2014 3:54PM
Good fun was had by all. Then home to bed. Smile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
16 Feb 2014 4:08PM
The Funny Seven ass opposed to the Magnificent Seven...........although the 7 are magnificent..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 4:29PM
Brilliant images I love V2,

Ali GrinGrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 4:30PM
You are featured e2 piccy at the moment Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 4:32PM
WOW! GrinGrinGrinGrin
Amazing shots and I love the rear view of the last one! First rate! Love those Ellies!
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 5:16PM
Everyone a gem Colleen, SUPERB!!.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 5:58PM
A splendid set
capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 6:00PM
Lovely to see these beautiful creatures so relaxed.Smile

Superb series of captivating images, Colleen. Interesting narrative.

a very well taken set of images.

A delightful set!
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 7:10PM
Beautiful setSmile

gss 4 1 Romania
16 Feb 2014 7:15PM
For the first picture, was supposed to say them: "Wait, do not move, I come immediately to handle!"GrinGrinGrin
One more very successful set of photos
Slowly we will see you making a documentary on Animal Planet!GrinGrinGrin
16 Feb 2014 7:23PM
Stunning pictures of tender moments, BRILLIANT
16 Feb 2014 7:52PM
A super set of excellent images , Colleen! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
6 3 8 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 7:53PM
I always look forward to your African wildlife images and these are no exception. Superb Elephant pictures, just keep em coming!WinkGrin
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 8:00PM
Lovely elephant banterGrinGrinGrin
Great shots Colleen!
JohnoP 12 2
16 Feb 2014 8:33PM
A lovely set...love V5! John
dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 530 England
16 Feb 2014 8:57PM
Well you may have been in the bushes, but they are still 'clear' shots as you can see what's going on. In any case, the vegetation just adds to the story, as they are in their environment. I think you've done a great job Smile

16 Feb 2014 9:39PM
Brilliant set Colleen. Love the title. Cathy
cheesey 11 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 11:53PM
Another wonderful collection Colleen, very nicely captured.
V4 for me I think the foliage enhances the elephants. Well done Colleen.
17 Feb 2014 5:44AM
Excellent set of images Colleen. I love v1 and what a perfect title!!!! thanks for the smiles.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 8:30AM
A great series Colleen. I agree V2 the best pictorially.

17 Feb 2014 11:52AM
Good work Colleen.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 12:23PM
Brilliant, Colleen, luv them all.
Well done,
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmileSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Feb 2014 10:32PM
A fabulous set of images of these young elephants playing, their antics must have have been great fun to watch. No doubt you have plenty more elephant images still left in your trunk saved up for a rainy day!WinkGrin
19 Feb 2014 10:22PM
Great interaction in this wonderful set of imagesGrin

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