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JUST HAVING FUN! THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT – Loxodonta Africana - AFRIKA OLIFANT by Magaret Meintjes
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CAPTURED: THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA
Nikon D50
RAW (12-bit)
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.

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elephant, african elephant, africa, south africa, wildlife, animals, nature

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes10 months ago

    THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT – Loxodonta Africana
    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.

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...10 months ago


    29 September 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • dgscotland
    dgscotland10 months ago

    Caught this so well MM.

  • Thanks so very much MM !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • jozi1
    jozi110 months ago

    Awesome,Maggie :)

  • Thank you Tony!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB10 months ago

    September 29, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • I am honored, thanks so much Teresa !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Teh9 months ago

    They do look like they are having a good time; you are lucky to be so close to nature!

  • Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comment, yes I know and \i do appreciate it every day!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimage9 months ago

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randall9 months ago

    Featured 30 Sep 2013

    Congratulations!!!

  • Thank you so much for a great honor Steve, much appreciated!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodensted9 months ago

    10-02-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • ^Thank you so much for a great honor Kira!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • vette
    vette9 months ago

    Stunning image. What more can I say. Susan

  • Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comment Susan, much appreciated!

    – Magaret Meintjes

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