Thursday, December 25, 2014

The story behind the picture: African Savanna Elephant

The picture is taken at the very nice lookout hide over the waterhole "inside" Punda Maria Camp in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

The waterhole is mainly mud, as we are in september and well into the dry season. This one has been into the mud to reach some (muddy) water, and have got boots!

The light is weak, the sunset is immidient, giving the golden flare to the grey elephant skin.

The waterhole is a great place, one of fiew in Kruger NP which can be visited from inside the camp gates, and enjoyed through sunset and sunrise. This make Punda Maria Camp an even greater place to plan for a night or two stay.

My photograpic equipment was  a Nikon D60 with a 55-200mm f5.6, wich make shutterspeed a challange in the limited light. Shot in september 2009.

This picture is in my MAMMAL GALLERY (see tabs in the header).

04-01-01: AFRICAN SAVANNA ELEPHANTLoxodonta africana, Kruger NP, South-Africa, 2009