27 September 2012

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Kruger NP, Limpopo, South Africa

I found these two large African Elephant males in the evening, as I was hurrying towards my bungalow. In Kruger Park there are about 12,000 Elephants, but these large males with long heavy tusks are not so readily seen. The photo was made using a 60 mm lens, which shows how close to me the animals actually were. Except for the large groups of females and their young, human presence is tolerated without apparent signs of stress.

Nikon D80 + Nikon 60mm f2.8 AFS
iso 200, 1/60, f4.5

Nikon D80 + Nikon 300mm f4
iso 200, 1/500, f4