Photographer's Note

Pilanesberg National Park, which is around 3 hrs from Johannesburg in South Africa can never disappoint wild life enthusiasts. The park is situated in the crater of a long extinct volcano. The landscape is characterized by alkaline soil and is supposed to be a transition zone between lowland vegetation and Kalahari desert. Such a transition offers wide variety of natural vegetations. Animals in the background of these vegetations are a treat to watch.

Trying to capture these animals in photographs in a conducted tour is an art by itself. The Murphy law invariably operates; If you are sitting on the right side of the vehicle, animals are always seen on the left side. With a simple prosumer camera and with limited telelens facilities, trying to focus the animals amidst the shoulders of other passengers require acrobatic talents.

This photograph was taken when a group of elephants passed the road and moving towards a water hole raising dusts. The sunshine in the back of the animals, the vegetation and the dust gave a beautiful visual effect.

I enhanced the photograph by increasing the color temperature, contrast and saturation.

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