Because Color Doesnt Matter
|Copyright: Raphael Dufresne (Dufresne)
|Date Taken: 2011-09-22|
|Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-10-14 2:00|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Here I was in Tsavo natural park, as a beautiful green landscape stretched before my eyes. A family of red elephants was roaming around( they are known as red elephant due to the reddish taint they aquire after taking mud baths in clay soil)their colors contrasting beautifully with the surrounding greenery.|
Suddenly, out of nowhere, a single gray elephant was in site, which was fairly unusual as they tend to be red and in a group. Lone elephants are usualy very old and were cast out of their herd.
I was very interested to see what the reaction on the part of the other family might be, and both groups stood there for a while, silently facing each other at a distance. Out of nowhere, one of the red elephants (the biggest one I believe) starts marching towards the elderly one, and to my great surprise, they started marching together. I thought this was a moment of great significance, and I am happy to now be able to share this experience with you, enjoy!
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- [2011-10-14 3:09]
Welcome to TN!
This is a nice picture and even better story! Maybe the picture is a bit too cropped, it would have been nice to see a bit more of the surroundings.
Thanks for sharing your picture & your experience!
- [2011-10-14 22:56]
Image un peu serrée qui gagnerait en beauté en laissant plus d'espace devant les éléphants.
Néanmoins, les couleurs sont belles et les explications fournies très intéressantes.
Agréable valorisation des sujets dans leur environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
What an fantastic experience to see these beuatiful animals interacting like that. Very interesting notes. I like your image with the clear detail. Great sighting and tfs.