Collared Elephant

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One idea the photographer has always pursued in his wildlife imagery has been never to include any object or thing of human construct in his pictures. This has become increasingly difficult, to say the least, as genuine wildlife suffers these constricts of man. So it is here, with a saddened heart, that one had to make the choice between a personal philosophy and an incredibly beautiful and exciting scene.
Collaring is just another form of human encroachment. Some say this is done to protect the species, though I doubt collaring will achieve that objective. Poachers and, rarely, unscrupulous hunters ignore collaring on a prize trophy beast. For others this encroachment is for scientific purposes. Perhaps, but we are not seeing the published results of such research or, more importantly, enjoying its benefits. This continual limiting of wildlife reserves and all forms of containment are sinking us to the mentality of zoo keeping, where genuine wildlife is reduced to being caged and prodded by moron inhumanity.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/4.5 L IS II USM +1.4x III; 1/125 sec; f/4.5; ISO 640; 390mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

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Charge!

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This little elephant, who stood no higher than the now dry indigofera, charged at the photographer with much noise and gusto, kicking up dust… At birth, elephants weigh about 100kg and stand nearly a meter tall. This specimen was probably over a year in age, with its tusks just beginning to show. Not an entirely sharp image with all the commotion, but shared for your enjoyment.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/2.8L IS II USM; 1/125 sec; f/4.5; ISO 320; 176mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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Lazing by the Water

 

Lazing by Water_2016_10_14_2962Part of a pride of lions decided to take an afternoon nap in the shade down by the Zambezi River.

(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4III; 1/90 sec; f/19.0; ISO 320; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

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Stuck in darkest Africa, lost in the wild and loving it! Don’t let me out of here…

 

Big Brothers Watching

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Two male lions (Panthera leo), positioned separately from the main pride nearby, looking for food potential. The pride had been resting up in the same area since morning. Lions usually spend up to 20 hours each day slumbering to conserve energy for the evening hunt. These lions paid little interest in the photographer, apart from the occasional glance, usually followed by a yawn and a roll over to change sides!
(Canon 7D; f/4.5; 1/180sec; ISO-400; 210mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Lone Eland

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This lone Eland seems to be contemplating the night ahead, when spotted at last light. There is an odd growth or some critter on the eland’s back… cannot determine exactly what it is.  Little bit of a challenging shot.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/2.8L IS II USM; 1/180 sec; f/5.6; ISO 1000; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

This image, and others of your selection, can be acquired from the author printed on fine art canvas of photographic paper for wall mounting.