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Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 200mm, 1/160, f8, ISO 1600

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One of the amazing realities of the African bush is that an animal as massive as an elephant (loxodonta africana) can simply appear and as easily disappear in the bush and undergrowth.

Kruger national park, South Africa

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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  • David Clarke
    David Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Karine Radcliffe
    Karine Radcliffealmost 2 years ago

    Hmmmmm, that’s exactly why I wont join any of the guided walks in the game parks……everything silently sneaks up on you!!!!!

  • LOL…but that sense of danger is half the fun! Realistically though, you’ve probably got a greater chance of dying of a snake bite in Oz than of ever being attacked on a bush walk with a guide in Africa. I wouldn’t trade the experience!=)

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 2 years ago

    2 January 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 2 years ago

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago

    JANUARY 26th, 2013
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  • jozi1
    jozi1almost 2 years ago

    Cool in b& w ,Dan :)

  • Thanks very much Tony!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 2 years ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • electriclstorm
    electriclstormalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work has been featured this week in Achromatic Nature

  • Thank you so much Regina!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 1 year ago

    love the description … and the elephant watching you out of the corner of its eye!

  • Thanks very much Carol! I definitely knew I was being watched even though ele’s seem to have a permanently lazy droop to their eyes…it definitely belies the explosive reaction and charge that could follow if he decided he didn’t want you sharing his territory!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB10 months ago

    February 26, 2014

    Beautiful work!

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