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Photographer's Note

I have posted an earlier shot of elephants crossing the Chobe River in search of succulent grasses and this scene depicts a group of elephants which having reached one of the islands, have to climb the eroded banks. Even the tiny ones have to do it by themselves.Hence my title. These creatures with their enormous appetites are forever on the move, foraging here and there- laying the landscape almost bare in places.As I mentioned before, Botswana has the unenviable task of hosting 50,000 elephants (according to wikipedia) or 120.000 according to local knowledge.

A difficult shot with the camera facing the bright afternoon sun. My previously prepared photo was too hazy so i darkened the black in Select Colour options. this made the closest elephant a little too dark in the shaded parts of their bodies, but it's all a game of compromise.

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6351] (28698)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-10-07
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-11-14 22:43
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