Mother elephant (Loxodonta africana) makes an aggressive, standing tall, pose as her child scratches in the sandy loam in a typically riverine environment of Mana Pools National Park. The need for sodium in their diets prompts elephants to sometimes dig into the earth to supplement their needs. The young elephant here was probably doing just that, when disturbed.
(Canon 50D; f/5.6; 1/250sec; ISO-100; 105mm)
Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
A simple bean bag cannot be more highly recommended for use in wildlife photography. This simple item used as a camera support will add to the sharpness of your image. Bean bags may be filled with various types of bean provided they are hardy. Some people use rice. Bean bags provide support for you camera in tree forks, on rock, and the ground, in addition their adequate use on the window sill of a vehicle. Remember it is not unknown for small mammals, like squirrels, to chew into bean bags and eat the content if you leave one lying around.