Sumatran Elephant

by Hadi Nugraha August. 20, 2016 550 views
Elephas maximus sumatranus

The Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus) is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to the Indonesia island of Sumatra. In 2011, the Sumatran elephant has been classified as critically endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 80% over the last three generations, estimated to be about 75 years. The subspecies is pre-eminently threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, and poaching; over 69% of potential elephant habitat has been lost within the last 25 years.


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Aleshia Fiolleau 4 years, 8 months ago

Ah! I love how his ears are coving his eyes, great shot.
The black and white makes all the little details stick out.
Great Shot!

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Hadi Nugraha Replied to Aleshia Fiolleau 4 years, 8 months ago

Thanks. It's so crowded with other visitor when i took this photo.
I just following his movement and took a lot of pics. About 20-30 minutes.

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ram Ya 4 years, 8 months ago

What a majestic animal! I love how you captured the details. It's more powerful in BW
Thank you for sharing with us.

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Hadi Nugraha Replied to Ram Ya 4 years, 8 months ago

Thanks. I tried to edit this color version but i didnt get the soul, so i converted to BW and add some detail, the result so amazing.

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
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