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The Rising by MorkelErasmus The Rising by MorkelErasmus
A large African Elephant bull - a wild one - raises himself up on his hind legs to reach the sweetest leaves. This photo was taken ON FOOT in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.

Join me on safari to Mana Pools and other locations: morkelerasmus.com

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Given 2013-10-16
Suggester said; "You're looking at a picture of the largest living land-mammal standing on it's legs, grabbing to reach, as the photographer said, "sweetest leaves." This is a picture I never expect to see anything like it soon, seriously. Elephants have more than surviving just other animals to worry about..."

The Rising by ~LEkROm ( Suggested by AgonizingSwordfish and Featured by Anoya )
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CHLOERedWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Awesome photo!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Magnificent.
Congrats on the DD!  :D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Anoya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - October! Heart
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful capture!  They are lovely animals, and quite graceful when they went to be!
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Suzannesphotos Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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Sparkle-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, I've never seen an elephant stand up like this, not even in films. :)
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asmfmem Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Fantastic photo!! Wish I had been there to witness it live!
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ianparra Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Splendid!!

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tenpeoplez Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
because I'm ELEPHANT MAN!
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