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Elephants Family

Elephants Family
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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6, Family Matters 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-13 8:41
Viewed: 4091
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Elephants family captured in Tanzania. Rest of the elephants was a round. Captured from a jeep handheld @ 400mm.

Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea in the class Mammalia. Elephantidae has three living species: the African Bush Elephant, the African Forest Elephant (until recently known collectively as the African Elephant), and the Asian Elephant (also known as the Indian Elephant). Other species have become extinct since the last ice age, which ended about 10,000 years ago.

Elephants are mammals, and the largest land animals alive today. The elephant's gestation period is 22 months, the longest of any land animal. At birth it is common for an elephant calf to weigh 120 kg (265 lb). An elephant may live as long as 70 years, sometimes longer. The largest elephant ever recorded was shot in Angola in 1956. It was male and weighed about 12,000 kg (26,400 lb). The smallest elephants, about the size of a calf or a large pig, were a prehistoric variant that lived on the island of Crete until 5000 BC, possibly 3000 BC.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-13 8:45]

Hi Ralph,

An excellent shot of this family,I like your POV and that the grass is al around the elephants,well captured and TFS


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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-10-13 8:50]


Nice capture .. big glass no tripod. Well done.
I like this,


bravo RALPH
voilà une excellente composition de cette jolie famille
belles couleurs nettes, bons détails, POV extra

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2006-10-13 9:29]

Excellent family shot :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-13 10:49]

Lovely shot of these young African Elephants, Ralf!
Sharp, well composed and a fine study in browns.
Tack för det!
Hälsningar, Ivan

A real wildlife shot.
I like it very much.

Hi Ralf

Great colour tones here. Quite eye catching in the thumbnail. Nice shot of this pair. Good quality camera work. Thanks.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-10-13 17:52]

Bonne composition,pas facile d'avoir un résultat avec de grosse bête comme des Elephants.
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie Ralf!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-14 2:44]

Lovely family scene, Ralf.
Very nice composition with mother and calf side by side.
Amazing how big the ears are already on the little one.
Catching the elephant eat is a great bonus.
Sharp details and beautiful light and colors.
TFS. : )

Hi Ralf
This is such a lovely photo - love the colours and clarity. Well done

wonderfull shot :-)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-09 21:01]

Hi Ralph

A beautiful portrait of this Elephant family moment.The composition is excellent,with well saturated colours.The POV is good and the details are very clear.Really well done.TFS


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