Rumbling Along by phil decocco

This large elephant seemed to appear out of no where as we approached this spot in Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park,Tanzania, Africa.. It very quickly began thundering away from us, in a big hurry!

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 1 year ago

    Glad it decided to run that direction! Elephants are such awesome creatures – great catch, Phil!

  • monnie
    you and me both!! They move pretty fast for a large creature!

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonover 1 year ago

    Quite the tattered ears! A little shorter and it could be confused with an Indian elephant. Big fella. :-)

  • pete
    lots of similarities for sure, although the Asian beasts don’t sport tusks quite this large. Big incisors!

    – phil decocco

  • jules572
    jules572over 1 year ago

    A moment not to be forgotten. Great natural shot Phil, what lens were you using…Jules

  • jules
    this was the first one we saw and it burst through those trees and scared us a bit at first. My old trusty 28-300mm was at work that day…a reliable lens. He was also fairly close so it wasn’t a longer range focal length, about 200mm

    – phil decocco

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    great capture xx

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