Close to mom... by steppeland

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Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 17.9" x 12.0"
Large 23.9" x 16.0"
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Copyright © 2011 Steppeland – All rights reserved
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This is Mumba, baby elephant born in Artis Amsterdam Zoo (the Netherlands), on June 18, 2011- daughter of Thong Tai .
Only 1 month old here, the little elephant feels safe and most at ease when staying close to mom…
Her name, “Mumba” means “Little one” … but she will grow up so quickly… :)

Artis Amsterdam – Zoo collection

Technical details
Photo made on July 23, 2011
Enhanced and layered with several textures in Photoshop 7.0
Credits: Textures by and by Orman Clark @
Favorites: 26, Views: 1679 as of Feb. 5, 2014

TAGS:netherlands, artis amsterdam zoo, animals, indian elephants, baby, young, mom mother, brown, textured, layered, enhanced,

Challenge winner
Three-fold tie challenge winner in my favourite work (Oct. 28, 2011)
Thank you so much to the hosts of this marvellous group and to all who voted! And congrats to the other winners in this challenge! :D

Featured in
1. #1 Artists of Redbubble : Wild and Wonderful (Sept. 4, 2011)
2. Images of endearment (Sept. 4, 2011)
3. Zoofari (Sept. 12, 2011)
4. Art Universe – Wonderful world of wildlife (Sept. 13, 2011)
5. Welcome to the jungel (Sept. 24, 2011)
6. Let Animals stay free (Oct. 13, 2011)
7. Featured – Zoofari (Nov. 27, 2011)
8. Grunge it up – A Grungy Noah’s Ark… (July 17, 2012)
9. Alphabet soup (Feb. 18, 2014)

Top 10 in
1. Photomanips, paingings, textures – Images of endearment (Oct. 6, 2011)
2. Your fav work – Image Writing (Oct. 27, 2011)
3. Curation-collaboration – You big softy (Jan. 13, 2012)
4. Amazing Wildlife Mammals – Your Best Mammal Image (Aug. 2, 2014)

Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges

See more
See more of my textured work
See more of my elephants
See more of my zoo photography and art

You can now also search my portfolio using
Steppeland Thematic Catalogue

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 3 years ago

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture, and so nicely framed with that textured background.

  • Thank you so much, Richard, for the great comment! Glad you like it!

    – steppeland

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 3 years ago


    View your image on the PERMANENT FEATURE PAGE

  • Aww, that’s great, Pat! Thank you so very much!

    – steppeland

  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in Artists of redbubble!

  • Thank you so much for your visit, Lee-Anne, and for your kind congrats!

    – steppeland

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    great image

  • Thank you, Martina, happy you think so!

    – steppeland

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image Steppeland, many congratulations with the feature, best wishes, Mark.

  • LOL – Mark, thanks! Didn’t this look familiar to you? I so love your baby-elephant shots too!

    – steppeland

  • polly470
    polly470over 3 years ago

    In love!!! What a great name as well ..Mumba..rolls off the tongue a treat!
    So gorgeous!

  • Aww, thanks a lot, Polly! Coming from you this is more than a great compliment – I’m delighted that you like it – since you’re my great inspirator !! :D – Yes, isn’t ‘Mumba’ a great name?! It means “Little One”, which is nice too, isn’t it – although – she will be big so soon… :)

    – steppeland

  • Nicole Besch
    Nicole Beschover 3 years ago

    Awww…what a cutie:) Great capture and I like the frame as well!
    Congratulations on your feature!

  • Aww, thank you so much, Nicole for the great comment, and for the fav. Thanks for the watch too! So happy you like my work!

    – steppeland

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 3 years ago

    That is beautiful, great work.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thank you so much, Jude, happy you like it!

    – steppeland

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 3 years ago

    This is so wonderful!

  • Aww, thanks, Tibby, for the great compliment! Really appreciated!

    – steppeland

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