Young Bull Standing Tall

A young bull elephant (Loxodonta africana) makes an aggressive and typical, standing tall pose, flaring ears and raising its head, as he comes out of a gully and on spotting the photographer. Many young bull elephants usually join up with other bulls to form small herds of about three to five, some times more, animals. This one was alone. Bulls leave the maternal herd between 12 and a maximum 20 years. Older bulls become quite territorial and often stick within a range and eventually establish their retirement areas.
(Canon 7D; f/4.5; 1/400sec; ISO-400; 100mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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