Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 260mm, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 400

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Being situated right on a very active waterhole offers guests of “The Hide” safari camp, the option to simply sit and observe the wildlife without ever having to leave the comfort of camp. The scene constantly changes and unfolds with no two days ever the same. Here thirsty elephant (Loxodanta africana) rush the last few meters into the inviting waters of the waterhole, while zebra (Equus quagga) and giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) skirt the scene just trying to stay out of the way of the crazy elephants!

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Great capture and awesome title Dan,,,love it!!

  • Thanks very much D! It’s such a menagerie that you begin to feel that you’re on the ark=)

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Lynda Harris
    Lynda Harrisover 2 years ago

    Ah such sweet memories – love this Dan!!!

  • Hard not to love the Hide Lynda! Glad it brings a smile=). Thanks for the feedback.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    an amazing scene!

  • Thanks so much Manon!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    Your outstanding idea make extraordinary artwork.
    For thoughtfully;
    Change your thoughts and you change your world.
    Norman Vincent Peale mentioned:)
    Best regards,

  • Thanks so much Sunny!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    2012/06/14 2 Images per day
    Perfect title for this stunning capture!

  • Thank you very much Maggie!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Wohhh… nature overload ;-) Nicely caught.

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  • Lol…thanks very much Derek!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 2 years ago

    Fantastic image! Dee

  • Thanks so very much Dee!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

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  • Thank you very much Maggie!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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    lcretyiover 2 years ago


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