Beasts at the Feast

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There is no noise in the African bush which will bring elephants (Loxodonta africana) running, other than the vibrant sound of a large tree falling or the cracking sound of its branches, especially that of the Albida (Faidherbia albida). Perhaps the sound is distinct to the tree species. Trees felled by nature or bulldozed down by elephants provide fodder, often for a few days, and the area becomes an habitual, social collecting point. There is always a dominant beast hogging at the feast and subordinates need to exercise some care when joining the banquet. No table manners here if you step out of line.
(Canon EOS 5D Mark III / EF100-400mm IS II USM; 1/160 sec; f/8; ISO 320; 100mm)

Picture ©2015 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Photography Quotes

The swiss born photographer and filmmaker, Robert Frank is most noted for his book, The Americans, with its ‘fresh and nuanced outsider’s view of American society’. Some say Frank changed the nature of American photography. He expanded into film and video and experimented with manipulating photographs and photomontage. Frank is attributed with this quotation:

“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough ñ there has to be vision and the two together can make a good photograph. It is difficult to describe this thin line where matter ends and mind begins.”

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