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Copyright: manaswi jain (manaswi27) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 77] (753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-11 7:27
Viewed: 3849
Points: 4
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Indian elephant male ,Tusker,
The Asian or Asiatic Elephant (Elephas maximus), sometimes known by the name of one of its subspecies, the Indian Elephant, is one of the three living species of elephant, and the only living species of the genus Elephas. It is the largest living land animal in Asia. The species is found primarily in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina and parts of Nepal and Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, China, Bhutan, and Sumatra. It is considered endangered due to habitat loss and poaching,[3] with between 41,410 and 52,345 left in the wild.[2] Asian elephants are rather long-lived, with a maximum recorded life span of 86 years.

This animal is widely domesticated, and has been used in forestry in South and Southeast Asia for centuries and also in ceremonial purposes. Historical sources indicate that they were sometimes used during the harvest season primarily for milling. Wild elephants attract tourist money to the areas where they can most readily be seen, but damage crops, and may enter villages to raid gardens.
The Asian or Asiatic Elephant (Elephas maximus), sometimes known by the name of one of its subspecies, the Indian Elephant, is one of the three living species of elephant, and the only living species of the genus Elephas. It is the largest living land animal in Asia. The species is found primarily in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina and parts of Nepal and Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, China, Bhutan, and Sumatra. It is considered endangered due to habitat loss and poaching,[3] with between 41,410 and 52,345 left in the wild.[2] Asian elephants are rather long-lived, with a maximum recorded life span of 86 years.

This animal is widely domesticated, and has been used in forestry in South and Southeast Asia for centuries and also in ceremonial purposes. Historical sources indicate that they were sometimes used during the harvest season primarily for milling. Wild elephants attract tourist money to the areas where they can most readily be seen, but damage crops, and may enter villages to raid gardens.

Male behavior

Bull elephants may form small groups known as 'bachelor herds', but bulls may also roam independently at various times. Bulls will fight one another to get access to estrous females. Males reach sexual maturity around age 12-15 (younger in captivity). By their late teens or early twenties, bulls undergo an annual phenomenon known as "musth". This is a period where the testosterone level is high (up to 100 times greater than non-musth periods) and they become extremely aggressive. Secretions containing pheromones occur during this period, from the paired temporal glands located on the head between the lateral edge of the eye and the base of the ear. At the height of musth, bulls also become urine incontinent, and will discharge urine continuously. Over time, they develop a greyish/greenish tinge to their prepuce which has been termed 'green penis'.

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This Dhikala shot is amazing, Manaswi.
I see that its a little soft in places, but that does not take anything away from this shot!
Very well done!
Goldy

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-18 3:34]

Hello Manaswi,
Very beautiful photo. Good sharpness, DOF and a nice composition. Great light and natural colours.Best regards Siggi

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