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Copyright: Alli Hemingway (annagrace) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 18 N: 851] (2996)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-17 19:26
Viewed: 3507
Points: 2
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as an elephant's eye! And it looks like it's reaching right up to the sky. (from the musical Oklahoma)

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Zoo Atlanta is home to three female African elephants, Starlet O’Hara, Victoria and Zambezi. The elephants’ naturalistic home simulates the terrain of Africa’s Mzima Springs. (Interestingly, Mzima Springs has red clay like Georgia’s, and like Atlanta’s three, its elephants frequently take on that hue!) The habitat also features a large, deep pond where the elephants can indulge in one of their favorite activities – bathing.

African elephant facts :

Starlet, Victoria and Zambezi eat 10 bales of hay per day (about 3.3 bales per elephant). That’s 500 pounds of hay a day!

Collectively, the elephants drink over 120 gallons of water a day (40 gallons per animal).

Elephants produce up to 80 pounds of fecal material every day.

At over 7,000 pounds, Zambezi is the Zoo’s largest animal. She will gain an additional 3,000 pounds before reaching her mature weight of 10,000 pounds at age 30.

Elephants go through six sets of teeth in a lifetime.

A combination of the nose and upper lip, an elephant’s trunk contains over 100,000 muscles and tendons.

Despite their colossal size, elephants are extremely agile and fast. They can walk at 24 miles per hour (nearly twice as fast as a human can run) for short distances.

I got this close to the elephant through the telephoto lens that Alan Turvey sent. Thanks, Alan, I love it!

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It's so good to see you back! :)
Wonderful shot - artistic perspective, interesting wrinkles (wish my wrinkles were considered interesting. ha ha)
Great contrast and lighting. :)

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