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

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

(Land Mammals Category) - Order - Proboscidea - Elephant

This challenge closed almost 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The 15th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of ELEPHANTS.

NO ZOO OR CAPTIVE ANIMALS DEER PARKS ARE ALLOWED WITHOUT HUMANS HUMAN MADE OBJECTS PRESENT

Interesting Facts

> Proboscidea (from the Latin proboscis) is a taxonomic order containing one living family, Elephantidae, and several extinct families. This order was first described by J. Illiger in 1881 and encompasses the trunked mammals. Later proboscideans are distinguished by tusks and a long muscular trunk; these features are less developed or absent in early proboscideans.

> These are terrestrial large mammals with a trunk and tusks. Most genera and species in the family are extinct. Only two genera, Loxodonta (African elephants) and Elephas (Asiatic elephants), are living.

> Elephants are the largest living land animals on Earth today. The elephant’s gestation period is 22 months, the longest of any land animal. At birth, an elephant calf typically weighs 105 kilograms (230 lb). They typically live for 50 to 70 years, but the oldest recorded elephant lived for 82 years. The largest elephant ever recorded was shot in Angola in 1955.9 This male weighed about 24,000 lb (11,000 kg)[citation needed], with a shoulder height of 3.96 metres (13.0 ft), a metre (yard) taller than the average male African elephant.10 The smallest elephants, about the size of a calf or a large pig, were a prehistoric species that lived on the island of Crete during the Pleistocene epoch.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

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 posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

PLEASE ADD YOUR IMAGE TO THE GROUP, IMAGES THAT ARE NOT ADDED TO THE GROUP WILL RISK NOT BEING FEATURED IF YOU WIN

Cover Image: Behemoth by Scott Carr

Completed

The Top Ten

Behemoth by Scott Carr

Behemoth by Scott Carr was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

  • African Elephants at Sunset by mrsjaques
  • Pachyderm Pals by naturalnomad
  • Elephants at the Chobe River, Botswana by Brian Healy Photography
  • Elephants - Baby with Mother by Henry Jager
  • Kruger National Park, South Africa. 2009  III by Damienne Bingham
  • Jumbo by Antionette
  • Elephants at the Letaba River, Kruger National Park, South Africa by Erik Schlogl
  • Out of Africa - Majestic by Sally Haldane
  • Elephant sundowners - BEST VIEWED LARGE by Lynda Harris

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