Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Animal photography



Animal photography is a theme I have not been giving to much attention on my blog yet, though I love animals and have always loved taking photos of them. To me taking photos of animals is a way of being close to them and to study them. This photo of Asian elephants was taken in Whipsnade Zoo and it was one of my first ever elephant baby photos.



This second photo I added because it gives a better idea of the size of the little fellow and shows what gentle loving parents elephants make. It is hard to believe that these amazing creatures are threatened by extinction in the wild and are hunted down in their thousands in Africa.

17 comments:

Dave said...

The 2nd picture is great and shows the caring nature of the mother as well as the size of the baby. What lens did you use?

Julia Hones said...

I love elephants. These are lovely snapshots that convey the precious bond between a mother and her baby.

João Menéres said...

Também eu não tenho dedicado muito do meu tempo a fotografar animais...
Mas, futuramente, vou tentar não perder as oportunidades que, por vezes, se me têm deparado !
Adorei as tuas duas fotografias !
Creio nunca ter visto um elefante tão bébé !
Obrigado, ANGELIKA !

Um beijo.

Jéfferson B. Cezimbra said...

Espetacular Angelika.
Foto repleta de muita ternura e beleza.
Meus sinceros parabéns.
Beijos do Brasil

William Kendall said...

Exceptional shots.

I'd love to see them in the wild.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Olá, fotos bem conseguidas com perfeito enquadramento e qualidade.

Ambas tem muita beleza,


ag

messymimi said...

Beautiful, gentle giants, and you caught great pics.

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful photos. Small elephant is beautiful.

OurJaipur.Com said...

Lovely Pics Of Elephants, I like it, A G+ For Post and you Have a Nice Day. . :)

prairiegirl said...

That's fantastic! Your choice of subject and then to capture these two pics beautifully, I'd say your love for animals shines through! Thank you for these. As you well know, I love animals more than anything. x

Lynn Benoit said...

Powerful and tender....awesome shots!

:.tossan© said...

Beauty image of mother & child. I like a lot. hug

Adullamite said...

Elephants are lovely creatures and have excellent families. The pictures reflect this.

photographic-sketchbook said...

To answer your question Dave, the photos were taken with a focus lens EF-S18–200. I was standing some 15 metres (app 50 feet) away which gave me a nice distance, not too intrusive yet close enough to take part in what was going on.

Thanks for all your lovely comments! :-)

Valentina Dragan said...

Beautiful photos! Greetings.

Digi-Irma said...

Great photos of the elephants, Angelika.
Nice to see this mother and child.
Greetings Irma

Marco Luyken said...

Hello Angelika,
I like this shots so much!! Great and so cute to see that little one. Fantastic!!

Many greetings,
Marco