The photographer came across these two elephants chewing away at the fibres of a freshly fallen baobab tree, which became a source of food during the latter part of the dry season in Mana Pools. Being on foot, one could not get too close or work a better, more creative angle, for fear of aggravating the bull elephant. The image, which was taken at totally the wrong time of the day, and while on a rather exhausting hike, does no justice to the size of the bull elephant chewing on that tree stump. The fallen tree was huge! This was taken in a typical Mopani forest area, just before the first rains and the rise of the sap when trees blossom into leaf and flower.
(Canon 7D; f/7,1; 1/160sec; ISO-100; 100mm)
Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography