Botswana, Africa

A fine art African elephant black and white photograph shows an elephant bull walking towards the waterhole. With every step touching the ground he whirls up dust. The cloud of dust floats around his legs while creating a beautiful calm atmosphere.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 13 October, 2020

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This photograph was captured with a X-H1 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Exposure time: 1/280s
  • ISO: 1000
  • Focal Length: 560mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 4000 by 6000 pixels (WxH).

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The African elephant by the waterhole is a black and white photograph and part of our fine art nature photography. Towards the water walks a massive elephant bull. His giant feet, when touching down, let dust rise from the ground. You see the watering hole in front of the elephant, which is out of focus. The out of focus waterhole and background lets the elephant stand out beautifully in this photograph. An overall balanced composition.

A common misconception is that elephants drink through their trunks. However, they only use their trunks to suck up water and then pour that water into their mouths. It is almost like an extra hand to help them. If elephants drank through their trunks, it would be like us humans sucking water up through our nose! The elephants’ trunk is part of their upper lip and nose and can be used to touch, grasp, and smell.

Often in areas of drought, animals struggle to find water to survive. Therefore, animals will congregate at watering holes, as you see in the photograph of ‘African Elephant By Waterhole.’

African elephants, Loxodonta africana, listed in the category vulnerable of the IUCN list.

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1 comment for African Elephant By Waterhole

  1. Hanneke

    Brilliant shot Anette!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thanks so much, Hanneke.

      Ciao Anette

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