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Baby's first mudbath

Owed to Nature

Boston, United States

Artist's Description

Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in the Hoarusib Valley, near Purros, Namibia
He’s the youngest elephant we’ve ever seen. And from the moment we saw him, he stole our hearts… Our guide estimated he’s no more than 3 or 4 months old. As he neared the wet, soft earth and slipped into the mud, we couldn’t tell if he’d fallen in by accident or if he’d purposely done a belly flop. But whether he’d done this before or not, each splash appeared to bring him greater discovery of just how “Mud is FUN!!!”
Shot handheld: Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 340mm, Exposure 1/800 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400

Featured by the Groups
World Wildlife Photography Group October 10 2010
Wild Nature Photography October 11 2010
African Art and Photography October 15 2010
Animals of Africa December 15 2010
Nature In Its Entirety January 1 2011
Baby Wildlife of the World January 23 2011
Featured For A Challenge June 23 2011
Amazing Wildlife June 25 2011
The Challenge Corner July 8 2011
Animals… Captions and Confessions July 30 2011
Mother Nature’s Finest September 18 2011
Nature Photography Challenge October 15 2011
Local Critters June 22 2014
Absolute Clarity September 8 2014

The #1 Challenge Winner
Baby Wildlife of the World Baby Elephants April 2011
Wild Africa The Elephant Challenge September 2012
Local Critters Beat the Heat! Tied for 1st, July 2014

Top Ten Challenge Winner in
You Big Softy Boy Do I Need a Bath group September 2010
Canon DSLR group Babies, Babies, Babies October 2010
Wild Nature Photography October Features Oct 2010
Amazing Wildlife Baby Wildlife group December 2010
Baby Wildlife of the World Favorite Baby Wildlife Photo Jan 2011
JPG Cast-Offs Nature and shades of brown March 2011
Featured For A Challenge We are so cute July 2011
Nature Photography Challenge Rainbow – Colour Brown October 2011
The Addicted Photographer Elephants October 2011
The Addicted Photographer I Need a Bath November 2011
This, That, and the Other Thing New (Baby) Critters July 2012
Amazing Wildlife Mammals Excellent Elephants February 2014


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