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Reaching up - Mana Pools, Zimbabwe


Posted by MoniqueA on Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:50 pm

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Bull elephant standing on his hind legs to reach up to reach the green leaves as the dry season comes to an end and food is scarce. Taken on the Zambezi Floodplain, Mana Pools - Zimbabwe

Canon EOS 1DX
Canon 100-400mm
1/1250
F6,3
ISO 800

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by John Spreitzer on Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:36 pm
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Classic pose and wonderful light for this shot.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:58 pm
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They are so good at balancing their massive weight when reaching for their daily sustenance in trying conditions - as this classic behaviour illustrates. This brings back wonderful memories of the lower Zambezi area and the amazing elephants. Nicely done Monique.

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by Ron Day on Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:22 pm
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The lighting and pose are excellent, Monique! A wonderful behavioral image!
 

by david fletcher on Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:24 am
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immensely enjoyable image Monique
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by Cindy Marple on Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:54 pm
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This is absolutely lovely. Not only interesting behavior captured at the peak, but the light and colors create a wonderful atmosphere and feel to the image.
 

by Frank Schauf on Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:03 am
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A fantastic scene.
 

by Peter Ireland on Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:49 pm
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An amazing capture.Love the light too.
 

by Robert Sabin on Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:50 pm
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Peter Ireland wrote:
An amazing capture.Love the light too.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:47 pm
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Terrific light and a good story as well-really fine!
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by bruco63 on Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:54 am
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beautiful backlight and exposure....great image!
 

by Morkel Erasmus on Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:50 pm
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This is the kind of light everyone wants when getting a photo of this behaviour. I have been there many times and it has not come together like this for me.
Trust Marlon to get you guys into such a wonderful spot and opportunity!
Congrats, an epic Mana shot.
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by Bruce Sherman on Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:19 pm
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Wow! How could anyone not love this one? Very unique pose by the elephant.
 

by Nate Chappell on Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:40 pm
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Congrats on the pick Monique! Beautiful lighting with wonderful behavior captured!
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by MoniqueA on Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:19 am
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Thanks all for the views and positive feedback.  It is much appreciated:)
 

by MoniqueA on Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:22 am
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Morkel Erasmus wrote:
This is the kind of light everyone wants when getting a photo of this behaviour. I have been there many times and it has not come together like this for me.
Trust Marlon to get you guys into such a wonderful spot and opportunity!
Congrats, an epic Mana shot.


Thanks Morkel!  I had 'messed up' some opportunities the previous day but luckily this amazing opportunity came our way and this time around, I managed the shot! Full credit to Marlon for his guiding and to Peter our local ranger for keeping us 'crazy photographers' out of danger...
 

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