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African Elephant

Here he was fanning his ears. The large amount of blood that flows through he ears is cool by the air and helps to cool his body.
He creates a turbulence with his trunk and legs.
Notice the muddy water shooting from his trunk. Enlarge to get a better view.
My... what big ears you have!
My... what big everything you have!
Who needs MaxFactor?
This was a good day and time to be at the zoo. It was HOT and I was able to catch an elephant covering himself with mud to avoid burning in the sun.
RayNvb I noticed that some of these didn't transfer with the best results. I don't know why, but I don't have time now to remedy. I'm off to work! Maybe a fix up in the morning.
RayNvb · 2010-07-05: 20:28
djnana These look great to me, Ray. You caught him doing his regular activities - and the clarity of the skin in the last shot is amazing! Neat set!
djnana · 2010-07-05: 20:49
JustGarden Good shots, Ray. Thanks for sharing. Like the last shot.
JustGarden · 2010-07-05: 20:50
lgnelson So real I can smell the elephant!
lgnelson · 2010-07-05: 21:04
HoosierAtHeART Really love the last one! I never know their lashes where so long.
What zoo?
HoosierAtHeART · 2010-07-05: 21:10
lookagain Oh my gosh, I love elephants! You must have had so much fun shooting him.....really nice post!
lookagain · 2010-07-05: 21:37
darfoster Great shots and what fun seeing them covering themselves with mud!
darfoster · 2010-07-05: 21:41
josy63 The last one pleases me: I like the lashes of the pachyderm
josy63 · 2010-07-05: 23:50
????? Wow fantastic!! The first picture I thought it was a statue. :D
????? · 2010-07-06: 04:54
jennye Great set Ray! the last shot is really cool!
jennye · 2010-07-06: 07:34
imrepapa Very nice shots, great series!
imrepapa · 2010-07-06: 09:21
skskz Wonderful set!!! (Especially #4, 5 and your explanation. This is the first time for me to see these views.Thank you for sharing!!!)
skskz · 2010-07-06: 09:33
atszabo The elephant listened: always use sunscreen!
atszabo · 2010-07-06: 09:46
Bglory Nice set man!the last shot is beautiful, amazing animal!
Bglory · 2010-07-06: 10:37
onlyricky at least this one doesn't have a crazy hair or beautiful teeth to make us envy!
super nice series ;)
onlyricky · 2010-07-06: 14:15
????? Love it. Nice set.
Male is solitary, but female suffers the solitude because they live in a large family.
I always have in my eyes the image of the sad elephant seen at the zoo in Provence... and after a time they are moved from zoo to zoo... I hate it.
Sorry, I have sad feelings every time I see animals in cage or in a zoo, even worst when they are obliged to work in a circus (I like circus without animals, I never go and see the one with animals indeed)
????? · 2010-07-06: 15:13
wildduck Great set!
wildduck · 2010-07-07: 15:03
Biratnagar if Ele's r free, photo capture not easy. yr pics like tour of nature. thanks
Biratnagar · 2010-07-19: 08:33
RayNvb I agree! Thanks for your visit.
RayNvb · 2010-07-19: 08:34
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Category: Animals