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A large African Elephant bull gets up on its hind legs to reach a branch in a large Ana tree in the Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. What an awesome experience to move among these giants on foot and capture this behaviour at low angles.

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SafariBear Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there, your thumbnail is broken. Maybe you want to try something to get it back :-) The large image is still working, though.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks  - will have a look...
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:iconnoahsud:
NoahSud Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Amazing picture - thanks for sharing!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks...
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:iconleafyheart:
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic shot! :D
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks...
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:icone-landra:
e-landra Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Super!!! <3
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanx
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:iconkeziamara:
Keziamara Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
such a unique shot. It surprised me.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that is so cool, nice shot!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconwild-n-stuff:
Wild-N-Stuff Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Your work is just amazing. I am really happy to be "watching" your work! :D
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanx a lot!!
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DeviantTeddine Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
you surely got yourself a mammoth shot there ! and a nice shot of adrenaline by shooting it too, I'm sure ;-)
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks - it was an unforgettable moment...
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SafariBear Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy Cow (or in that case Elephant)!!!!

You got the best of the best of the best snapshots ever. I envy you.

Great!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much :D
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wolfyute Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW, wondeful catch, good job!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot...
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Laur720 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly.
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Laur720 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yw :).
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot! :aww:
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!! :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Photographer
I just saw a photo similar to this from a fellow DA artist today at work!!! It hasn't been posted yet, but I am blown away that you both have similar shots! I cannot wait for her to upload her gorgeous photography for all to see as well....
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks. Would love to see it, and know where she photographed it. Elephants are only really known for this behaviour in the Lower Zambezi Valley. :D
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Photographer
She said she will be posting them soon. She is :iconsimbas-pal:. You might want to give her a watch.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
cool will check her out!
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Photographer
And she LOVES your shot too!!!!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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ChrilleKroll Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous picture of an "ordinary" event.
Congrats

:ninja:
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks...
"ordinary" indeed haha ;)
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Veiled-Bride Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Stunning shot!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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Veiled-Bride Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Gooiool Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful timing , great shot . :nod:
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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GnarlyRockerchick Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is such an incredible capture. Congrats on the awesome photo.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much...
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GnarlyRockerchick Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem [:
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E-challenger Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
WOW!! This is incredible 8D ! I love it :)
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanx!!
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I am just blown away by this! I carried my laptop around the house to show everyone your photo. :-)
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow, thank you for your kind response :D
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: That's one wonderful shot, Squire. Incredible :clap:
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Why, thank you! :D
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
'T's a pleasure, Squire :ahoy:
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Philluppus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   General Artist
that would be amazing to witness,
thank you for sharing,
great picture,
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NIKON CORPORATION
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Jun 12, 2012, 6:58:21 AM
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