Face to Face

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Bull elephants (Loxodonta africana) can be quite curious creatures. This face to face was typical of an encounter between man and beast where the latter has established some trust in humanity. These clever animals actually like to test one’s mettle in a seeming game of dare. You would not survive this encounter with a female elephant. The photographer was seated quietly in bramble with his back to a termite mound, hoping the bull would simply walk on by. It did eventually, but not before a thorough face to face inspection, with its trunk, of the wide eyed intruders.
Population Trend : Increasing; Threat: VulnerableSource IUCN
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III/ EF100-400mm IS II USM; 1/160 sec; f/6.3; ISO 640; 100mm)

Picture ©2015 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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