Elephants on Sandbank


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The Zambezi River presents many moods which are enhanced by the presence of life on its sandy banks. A break in the cloud cover on this unseasonably overcast day in the Zambesi Valley spreads warmth on the Zambian escarpment. The elephants swam across to the sand banks to feed on the grass.
(Canon 7D; f/13; 1/500sec; ISO-500; 200mm)

Picture ©2013 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
Always remember to compose a few shots of your subject in the upright, portrait format, thus experimenting with the best composure. If you come to selling your work, it is perhaps best to shoot in both horizontal and vertical formats, but remember to include reasonable space around the subject to enable cropping by designers.

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4 thoughts on “Elephants on Sandbank

  1. Excellent picture for the following reasons
    1.Portrays the enviroment of the elephants
    2.Lighting is good
    3.Overall subject interest is very good i.e., hills, river, elephants
    Robin

  2. Your picture evokes memories of many happy days spent in the Valley during the early ’70s! Very emotive indeed!

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