Probably one of the photographer’s better pictures in 2011. This was the end of a mock charge run by a bull elephant (Loxodonta africana), which had become annoyed with the small group walking some distance from it. It is not always possible to tell if a charge is ‘mock’ or otherwise, and many theories abound about the difference between the real and the mock charge. The photographer obviously counted his blessing after taking this shot!
This image won a Merit Award in the 2012 George W Glennie Memorial Nature Salon, a North American Club competition, in the Mammals-Large Herbivores Category.
(Canon 50D; f/7,1; 1/200sec; ISO-200; 100mm)
Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
Sharp images are the making of any wildlife photographer, but attaining sharpness may difficult when using a telephoto zoom lenses. Their capacity for magnification enhances all camera movement too. Subject sharpness means shooting with faster shutter speeds the longer the focal distance. If exposures are poor, then increase your camera’s ISO setting to a higher level to allow for these faster shutter speeds.