Glorious Giant by Macky

PLEASE VIEW LARGE – African Elephant – Loxodonta africana

The African Elephant is the largest living land animal (measured at shoulder): huge, impressive and majestic beasts, they have earned their place as one of Africa’s ‘Big 5’. They are also highly intelligent gentle giants with a strong sense of family and herd, and a complex social structure.

This particular bull, only 10 mins after I photographed it, charged my wife, while all present took off in all directions, my wife just stood there, she casually lifted her camera and photographed the enraged bull, he had stopped just 3 meters from her, I think he had finally met his match, LOL!!!

I photographed this magnificent animal in the Pilanesberg, South Africa

My interest in the field of photography began in childhood, starting with film, then a ‘splatter’ of videography and finally the migration to DSLR photography.

I hope you enjoy viewing my interpretation of the Natural World through my lens.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 4 years ago

    Impressive animal… Great capture Macky!

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful story, Macky, and a super shot

  • lynell
    lynellabout 4 years ago

    that looks like the biggest elephant I have ever seen.. great shot.

  • Magriet Meintjes
    Magriet Meintjesabout 4 years ago

    3 WEEK 2011/03/28

    Glorius capture as well, excellent Macks!

  • Magriet Meintjes
    Magriet Meintjesabout 4 years ago

  • Heps
    Hepsabout 4 years ago

    Good for you wife! Hope you enjoyed or is still enjoying a break! Great shot!

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 4 years ago

    Hi Macky, at first I thought it was a David Shepherd, he is so beautiful and captures the very essence of South Africa!!

  • Whirligig
    Whirligigabout 4 years ago

    Wow, Macky, your wife is one very brave woman! I stayed well clear of those Pilanesberg ellies when I was there 5 or so years’ ago, but hopefully they’re a bit more disciplined these days.

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot Macky, excellent!

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