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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-05 10:00
Viewed: 3740
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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. The species is found primarily in large parts of Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina and parts of Indonesia. It is considered endangered, with between 25,600 and 32,750 left in the wild.[3]

It is smaller than its African relatives; the easiest way to distinguish the two is that the Asian elephant has smaller ears. The Asian Elephant tends to grow to around two to four meters (7–12 feet) in height and 3,000–5,000 kilograms (6,500–11,000 pounds) in weight.

The Asian Elephant has other differences from its African relatives, including a more arched back than the African, one semi-prehensile "finger" at the tip of its trunk as opposed to two, four nails on each hind foot instead of three, and 19 pairs of ribs instead of 21. Also, unlike the African elephant, the female Asian Elephant usually lacks tusks; if tusks — in that case called "tushes" — are present, they are barely visible, and only seen when the female opens her mouth. Some males may also lack tusks; these individuals are called "makhnas", and are especially common among the Sri Lankan elephant population. Furthermore, the forehead has two hemispherical bulges, unlike the flat front of the African elephant.

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.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Proboscidea

Family: Elephantidae

Genus: Elephas

Species: E. maximus


Binomial name
Elephas maximus

I shot this picture at Bandipur National park, shot this at around 4.30 PM..it was a cloudy day.

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Bonsoir Arjun
Merci pour ces beaux éléphants...
Je les aime depuis que je suis tout petit.
Ils sont très attendrissants
Bravo
Laurent

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-05 10:14]

Hi Arjun. This is a fine shot of the Elephants. You have captured good detail and natural colours. all with good notes well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-05 12:57]

Hi Arjun,

Wonderful capture of the Asiatic Elephants
Fabulous pose and POV, very nice details and lovely natural colours and light too.

Hil

hello Arjun

wonderful shot of thse Asiatic Elephants, fine POV and DOF,
great sharpness and details of the subjects, i love elephants as animals,

TFS

Asbed

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-05-05 23:46]

Hello Arjun,
Seems like the elephants are posing fr you to take their photos from different angles.:)Good POV and composition.
TFS,
Smitha.

it is bad, that so beautiful animals is in endangered ...

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-05-06 10:38]

Hi Arjun
Wonderful capture of the Asiatic Elephants
very good sharp
well done.

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