Elephant High Fibre Diet

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The photographer came across these two elephants chewing away at the fibres of a huge, freshly fallen Baobab tree, while hiking towards a small pan.  Fallen trees are a source of food and water during the latter part of the dry season in Mana Pools. Being on foot, the photographer could not venture too close nor work a better, more creative angle, for fear of aggravating the elephants.  This was taken in a typical Mopani forest area, just before the first rains.  Its the time when the tree sap rises and trees blossom into leaf and flower.
(Canon 7D; f/7,1; 1/160sec; ISO-100; 100mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

2 thoughts on “Elephant High Fibre Diet

  1. Its not always about getting the best shot – instead its about being able to experience the bush and its inhabitants. Yet despite it being the “wrong”time of day the baobab is glowing and one can almost hear the crunch of the ele’s chewing. Needed to have been in Mana for longer 🙂

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