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Herd that?

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 7 July 2007 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A herd of elephants crosses a road in the Masai Mara region of Kenya.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 50 11 mm

Myst from Bologna, Italy

Wow! That's wonderful! I wish I was there!

7 Jul 2007 8:40am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

The elephants are beautiful! They seem so alert and alive, unlike the ones I've seen in captivity. Great shot.

7 Jul 2007 3:33pm

@Seraphine: You cannot imagine what this is like, to see these herds roaming freely under the big, unlimited Kenya sky. You also can't imagine how fast they can move...

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Not recently :)

That one in the rear looks like he has taken an interest in you.

Great shot.

7 Jul 2007 3:52pm

@MontereyJohn: Let's just say that big bull elephant was "focused" and scared the bejeebers out of all of us in the safari van.

Rags from Plano, United States

Where did you take this shot? I like it!

7 Jul 2007 5:12pm

@Rags: Taken at the Masai Mara in Kenya, which is part of the Serengeti Plain that stretches into Tanzania. Think Lion King.

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

kenya!?!? i would love to go there, wonderful photo.

7 Jul 2007 9:38pm

@pedro alexandre: A beautiful country with wonderful people as well as the animals and scenery. Glad you like my pic today.

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic shot Viewfinder!

7 Jul 2007 11:20pm

@Bron: Thanks, Bron. Many cheers to you, buddy.

RoBeRt from Hawk Mountain, United States

very cool ..... must have been an exciting trip

7 Jul 2007 11:25pm

@RoBeRt: Thanks, it was a great trip. Unforgettable.

bronzebilly u.k. from cardiff, United Kingdom

hey Viewfinder --great title--excellent shot although I'll wager the big one spooked you--billy

8 Jul 2007 12:27am

@bronzebilly u.k.: Let me say that after I snapped this shot, that big bull turned toward us and did a quick fake charge. Everybody, including the driver of our safari van, nearly had heart failure. It was exciting and terrifying and amazing all in one.

HorseRotorVator from Newton, United States

WOWOW!!! I would love to see that one day in my lifetime! You rock! :)

8 Jul 2007 12:46am

@HorseRotorVator: Truly an amazing experience. Life-changing in so many ways.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Thanks everybody for your visits and comments. Traveling to Kenya was a wonderful experience, one I will never forget.

9 Jul 2007 1:35am

SGP from Atlanta, United States

This is so unbelieveably cool! Look at the one in the back...he's gonna get you! Thanks for the comments on my blog..u made my day!

9 Jul 2007 11:20pm

@SGP: I thank you for your comments and visits. Blessings.

Line from Chambly, Canada

Spectacular! It looks at the photographer of an air supris! Very beautiful image

10 Jul 2007 9:58pm

@Line: Thank you. It looked at us a second later with an air of "I'm gonna trample you!" Wild, these elephants are both amazing and dangerous.

Susankritha from Montreal, Qc, Canada

Whoa!!! this is so nice

12 Jul 2007 2:24pm

@Susankritha: Many thanks for all your kind comments on my blog.

MichelG from Koksijde, Belgium

great spectacular shot with beautiful colors congrats mate well done

12 Jul 2007 6:41pm

@MichelG: Thank you, mon ami. Have an excellent weekend.

Josh from New York, United States

great action shot

17 Jul 2007 1:34am

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2
1/160 second
ISO 50
11 mm