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old tusker

old tusker
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Copyright: michael shalter (retlash) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 1 N: 332] (1730)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-04
Categories: Nature
Camera: Lumix FZ48
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-28 3:15
Viewed: 1647
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't know who called the lion the "king of beasts" but whoever it was obviously never ran into one of these guys! At 6000 kg and 3 m tall at the shoulders, Etosha elephants (the world's largest) would have a lion for breakfast if they weren't strict vegetarians! They can be very dangerous especially when they are in musth as is this one. It's best to give them lots of right of way. A few days ago, an elephant in Zambia trampled into a pancake a poacher who had got too close and, fortunately, missed his target.

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  • Great 
  • niraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 3 N: 96] (2076)
  • [2013-05-28 4:00]

Wow, what an animal. and you got him from right in front.

Bom dia Michael,
One more excellent shot. Intersting Note.
A great composition, warm colors, clear, neat and very well presented.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-05-28 5:58]

The lion is the king of the beasts.....but this animal is most certainly in charge.

Epic capture.

stv ;o))

Hi Michael
remarkable capture of a large elephant. fine frontal POV with eye contact. splendid sharpness and natural colors.

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