Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

ENDANGERED SPECIES - Elephants

This challenge closed almost 7 years ago.

The Challenge

Our largest land mammal, highly intelligent with a very tight social order, the herd is made up of a matriarch which is usually the eldest living female in the herd. The herd will also be made up of mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts and they all contribute to the herd. The males on the other hand tend to live solitary lives leaving the group once they reach maturity.

Why are they endangered well hunting, poaching, habitat loss and even, some national parks (which I found shocking but it makes sense) the smaller national parks may hinder the elephants survival rather than sustain it. As you all know elephants have a very wide roaming area travelling between 4-11 kilometres per day. They also have winter and summer feeding areas and breeding areas, so if these are cut off by fencing the elephant will either trample the fencing or in some circumstances can even die.

As both the African (including subspecies) and Asian elephants are on the endangered list, you may add images of either.

For more info please go to the links below.

African Wildlife Foundation

EleAid

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.

Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board, but I will also pick another 9 entries of personal choice to be featured to cover our feature board. (Subject to the number of entries).

1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

ENTRIES MUST BE ADDED TO THE GROUP FIRST OR BE DELETED FROM THE CHALLENGE

Cover Image: Kruger National Park, South Africa. 2009 III by Damienne Bingham

Completed

The Top Ten

Kruger National Park, South Africa. 2009  III by Damienne Bingham

Kruger National Park, South Africa. 2009 III by Damienne Bingham was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

  • Elephant Calf by Scott Carr
  • Pachyderm Pals by naturalnomad
  • Down by the waterhole by Erik Schlogl
  • mother and child by Iris MacKenzie
  • Who's In Charge? by Macky
  • Tusk profile by Owed To Nature
  • Hello! by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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