An African Elephant – Up Close

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11 thoughts on “An African Elephant – Up Close

    1. Elephants are lovable animals. I too like them .
      This one was slowly coming towards our vehicle ignoring our presence
      And African elephants are really magnificent .

      Thank you . 🙂 !

      utham

  1. Remarkable creatures, elephants, and your shot catches their unique majesty and ‘old soul-ness’ beautifully. I’m reading a wonderful book by the widow of the famed David Sheldrick, who did so much for the wild elephant population in Kenya. Love your photo. Blessings, Harula x

    1. Thank you , Harula .
      Despite all efforts , still a lot of elephants are killed in Kenya for ivory.
      So are rhinos. That is sad reality.
      The efforts have to go on , perhaps with greater efficiency.

      Happy that you liked the picture.
      Thank you so much .

      utham

  2. So wrinkly, is she old? Reminds me of the commercial for pantyhose when I was younger. Look that lady has wrinkly ankles like an elephant. I never really noticed their faces were lined with creases. Amazing photo.

    1. Wrinkles are there even in the young elephant calves.
      They increase in extent and depth as they grow up.
      The wrinkles, they say , increase the the surface area of the skin ,
      which helps in dissipation of heat in hot African summer
      and helps the animal in cooling off.

      These creases and wrinkles were more clear as it came close to us .
      They were not that obvious when it stood far away.

      Thank you .
      Glad that you enjoyed the picture.

      utham

    1. Thank you , Graham .
      Thanks – a lot !

      I , too , preferred the black and white version .
      The color picture did not seem to have the effect in bringing out the details and the texture .

      utham

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