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Through the Trees by MorkelErasmus Through the Trees by MorkelErasmus
This is Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, ladies and gentlemen...

Gentle giants strolling through ancient forests of trees towering so high over them that they seem miniscule...and so much more for you, the feeble human being trudging around (on foot) trying to photograph the enormous magnificence of this place, yet coming out of there feeling totally inept to do justice to the place.

This is one such attempt...


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You may share this image as presented here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)
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LodeinArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The trees framing the elephant and a beautiful golden light. What a magnificent image.
Don't hate me for saying this,... looks like an amarula ad.  Hide Under Rock 
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
LOL it does indeed :D
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npriestphoto Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Sweet shot!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks...
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pengirl389265 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Elephants are amazing!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
indeed! :D
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philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive encounter!!!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is such a majestic, powerful photo! Excellent work! :clap:
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you...
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot, good framing and I think you did well with a difficult (?) light situation... Magnificent and also awe inspiring to be so close to wild animals in East Africa eh??? Lucky you - I assume that you are based there.... :thumbsup:
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
This was in Southern Africa (Zimbabwe). Thanks, yes I am based in South Africa actually.
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have only visited Jo'burg... I know East Africa quite well - having been there on business many times and travelled about quite a bit as well...
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MeljeuG Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture, great light!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank u
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ghsbe Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot...
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ghsbe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
youre welcome its a great shot
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photographystuff Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
nice
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks
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lolenslooker Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
I love elephants, this is so majestic. Framed on both sides how beautiful, I was hoping you were aways off, happy when i saw the 500mm, phew, thats a big , beautiful animal. Wonderful shot.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks - you should check out my recent work for elephants photographed at 24mm to 50mm :)
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Photolover68 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great pic :)
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D thanks
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Photolover68 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome ... thanks for sharing your photos, I really enjoyed them :)
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Gorgeous composition for a spectacular photo ! :clap:
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot
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missprincesspeach Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
love the contrast in the photo, one of my fav photos now:)
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it!
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FadingToDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love the colors! Great photo!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks...
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Pronus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
cool image really helped by the description which gives an insight to actually being there.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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ColouredArt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this photo! Would you mind If i draw it?
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
I don't mind as long as it's not for commercial use and you link back to this image on DA or to my main website (www.morkelerasmus.com) - please post the drawing when finished and notify me so I can see? :D
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Apeanutbutterfiend Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
love it! this is perfectly framed so i can see the elephant, it even caught my eye looking at the thumbnail.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!!
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Apeanutbutterfiend Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
no problem, awesome work.
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Nothing2Say1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Small or large. I like the view point :)
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks, glad you do...
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Nothing2Say1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Welcome
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderfull.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!!
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Nishaja Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   General Artist
Great framing and I love the light! :-)
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!!
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LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!!!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D thanx
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WildWinyan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Photographer
:star: You have been featured! [link] :heart:
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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ohmyhii Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is AMAZING! I am absolutely in love with this picture! And totally jealous!
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