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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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Daily Deviation

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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Davidaccio Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
great photo
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you...
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CHLOERedWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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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Odilicious Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic shot!
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Elgorfo1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Yessess
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Dr-royal Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
still think of it as a grey elephant xD....

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Foxw1ns Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
This is two kinds of amazing...
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comfort-juice Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
great shot!
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fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! What a great moment to capture! :la: Fantastic! :clap:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Gravityfallsgoddess Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful picture, and congratulations!
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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Now THERE'S something you don't see every day! Great shot and congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations =)
It's a beautiful picture
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SeaSerpentine Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of the Brachiosaurus from "Jurassic Park".
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD
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lionburger Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Can you imagine how utterly terrifying elephants would be if they walked upright regularly?
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Wow, fantastic shot! 
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome.
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InfiniteMirror Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013

This is stupid.

 

Jk

 

It's actually neat that you were able to take a picture of an elephant on it's hind legs.

It's like catching an 18-wheeler on only 9 wheels...

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thepixelworks Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013   Photographer
Beautiful shot. You definitely don't see that very often! Excellent. Congrats to the shot and the DD!
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utriv Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Awesome photo! Kudos, man!
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Myly14 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG how beautiful :heart:
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MwLucYo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student
Wow. Awesome shot!!!
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Ha, there's something you don't see everyday, outside a circus.
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kanamelover101 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice shot
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Great photo ! :clap:
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diphylla Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :pumpkin:
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relhom Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :nod:
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keight Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Lovely shot.
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Camerartus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
It takes an impressive person to get this close to African Elephants and have them not notice you. What an amazing shot!!
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nnq2603 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Very rare scene... I haven't seen the elepant do it even on Discovery :thumbsup:
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MistyCascade Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a more unique DD  i have seen in a while. Good job!
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robson666 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist
great shot, congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation
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lomatic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Baie goed mr. Erasmus.
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mizzmint Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on having your work featured as one of today's DD's! :glomp:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove: Have a nice day! :heart:
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulation to the well deserved DD! Sun :happybounce:
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
:onfire: ... excellent!
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OguzhanSelcuk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Run, run you fools!
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