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I CAN'T WALK FASTER! THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT – Loxodonta Africana - Afrika Olifant by Magaret Meintjes

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Nikon D50
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Image Size: Large (3008 × 2000)
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 330mm
Sensitivity: ISO 200

THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT – Loxodonta Africana
Location captured: “The Kruger National Park”, South Africa.
Elephants have a highly developed social structure and family units are led by a cow elephant or matriarch. The matriarch is, by natural selection, the most experienced member of the group and automatically assumes leadership. The composition of the herd varies and one will find bulls of various ages in attendance. A bull may be distinguished from a cow by its rounded forehead; the cow’s forehead is angular. Both have tusks. Bulls leave the family unit at puberty (10 -12 years) and, in many instances, are driven out by the older cows.


elephant, afrian, africa, south africa, animals, wildlife

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you for excepting Ray!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryanover 1 year ago

    Cute little guy! Excellent perspective and comp…nicely done.

  • Thank you so very much for yet another lovely comment Jack !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you Ann x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

    What a Lovely Mother/Child moment you caught here!

  • Thank you so much Robyn x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonover 1 year ago

    Cute line up here. Lovely capture.

  • Thanks so very much Christina x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    Fabulous image,….

  • Thanks so much John !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jane  mcainsh
    Jane mcainshover 1 year ago

    delight to see :))

  • Thank you so much for the beautiful banner, the feature and a great honour Jane!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • karina5
    karina5over 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your feature, Margaret. It’s an awesome image and the title is a perfect match to it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks so much for visiting and your lovely comment karina, truly appreciated x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    29 March 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Outstanding photography Margaret
    Mooi shot..een van de grote vijf :-)
    Mooie Paasdagen en groet uit Holland

  • Baie dankie John! Mooiste wense vir Paasfees uit Suid Afrika !

    – Magaret Meintjes

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