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These elephants were actually surprisingly close. In fact we had to be rather careful. If they feel threatened these enormous beast can turn on a dime and charge.

We kept our distance and them decide which route around us suited them best.

Taken in Masai Mara, in Kenya, Africa

Canon 30D
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM

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lobo2006, wildlife, africa

Scott is a self taught photographer that loves to share the moments in time he captures with his camera. Having a preference for wildlife and nature, Scott keeps his work diverse by photographing a variety of subjects.

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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    Oh, Scott .. I’m sorry … but that’s my shot. It’s the one I’ve wanted to get all my life. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!!!! OOooOoooo I envy you so … magnificent creatures … fabulous light and color … sigh sigh sigh!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! WOW.

  • Wow…it has been a long time since I have received a comment like that. My views have dropped dramatically over the last year. Glas to know some people are still keeping track of my work.

    My excitement is bitter sweet. I love the fact you love the shot but feel bad that you did not take it. I do hope you get a chance someday to get your shot. :-)

    I would say we had about 15 minutes to watch these three as they strolled by. At one point the larger one did not take to kindly to us being so close.

    We stayed in the truck, quietly and watched. Of course, I was clicking away. Rapidly switching between my 30D with the 400mm zoom and the 40D with my 70-200mm zoom.

    I have some other shots of these lovely creatures in my Africa portfolio. I have a few more to post once I process them.

    Thank you so much for such a great comment. It made my day. I have been thinking maybe people had forgotten about me.

    Merry Christmas!!!!

    – Scott Denny

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoover 3 years ago

    Superb shot Scott! Wow!

  • Thank you very much. It has taken a while to get through all the shots I took this summer. Between Kenya and Yellowstone I have thousands to sort through.

    Nice to hear from you and have your self a Merry little Christmas!!!

    – Scott Denny

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettover 3 years ago

    I just realized, this and the cheetah were in Africa. When the HE** did you go to Africa and why was I not invited?! Haha. Just kidding.
    That is very awesome. I hope to visit Africa someday (and bring my gear of course).
    Great shot!

  • LOL…I was in Kenya June of this year. It was my second trip. I was also there in June 2007.

    I went primarily as a Missions photojournalist. While we were there we took some time off and went on safari.

    I have posted a number of shots from both trips in my Africa portfolio.

    If you get a chance take a gander.

    – Scott Denny

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettover 3 years ago

    And by Cheetah I meant Lion. ;)

  • Thanks again.

    – Scott Denny

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    Hey Scott … bless your heart … I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more images like these!!! Yes, it’s been my dream to go to Africa all my life .. even before the camera bug bit me!!! The economy right now is killing us … and the whole global political unrest thing does nothing but get worse … but one never knows what’s around the next corner, does one. There’s always hope. In the meantime, keep these beauties coming!!!!!

  • Thanks again.

    – Scott Denny

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Wonderful!

    24 December 2010 … one image per day
    Merry Christmas!

  • Thank you very much!!

    Merry Christmas!

    – Scott Denny

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much.

    – Scott Denny

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettover 3 years ago

    Although dangerous they are such beautiful animals.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Scott Denny

  • Callum Brown
    Callum Brownover 3 years ago

    Nice work… Well done

  • Thank you very much. Please do stop by again and check out some of my other work.

    – Scott Denny

  • bobby1
    bobby1over 3 years ago

    Congrats awesome image:)

  • Thank you very much.

    – Scott Denny

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