African Elephant

  • Posted July 5, 2010 by Ray in Animals. Viewed 3852 times
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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.

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!

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      2010.07.19 Edited

      if Ele's r free, photo capture not easy. yr pics like tour of nature. thanks

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      2010.07.06 Edited

      at least this one doesn't have a crazy hair or beautiful teeth to make us envy!
      super nice series ;)

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      2010.07.06 Edited

      Wonderful set!!! (Especially #4, 5 and your explanation. This is the first time for me to see these views.Thank you for sharing!!!)

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      2010.07.06 Edited

      The last one pleases me: I like the lashes of the pachyderm

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      2010.07.06 Edited

      Oh my gosh, I love elephants! You must have had so much fun shooting him.....really nice post!

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      2010.07.06 Edited

      Really love the last one! I never know their lashes where so long.
      What zoo?

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      Joe
      2010.07.06 Edited

      Good shots, Ray. Thanks for sharing. Like the last shot.

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      2010.07.06 Edited

      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!

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      Ray
      2010.07.06 Edited

      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.