Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

An African wildlife fine art photograph in B&W of two magnificent elephant heads up close and personal together. Both animals stand very close together. We see the details of their heads, part of their ears, trunks, and entire the tusks.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 3 August, 2020

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This photograph was captured with a Canon EOS-1D Mark III and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Exposure time: 1/2000s
  • ISO: 320
  • Focal Length: 260mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 4100 by 2733 pixels (WxH).

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Two magnificent African elephant heads up close and personal together in this fine art B&W photograph. We can see their heads, part of their ears, trunks, and entire the tusks. That gives a more intimate feeling for the elephants in this black and white photograph. Both massive heads take the whole space of the photograph facing you. One elephant bull is behind the left ear of the front elephant.

That close-up photograph of the two elephants in fine art B&W we took in the Etosha National Park. One of the largest Parks in Africa. Being that, it is 22 935 square kilometers / 14251 square miles large. Its eastern territory is by endless silvery-white sand. While the rest of the park envelopes with scant shrubs, grassy plains, and hilly mopane woodlands. In the portrait of ‘Two African Elephant Heads,’ you can see the trunks. A key point about elephants is that you can tell a lot about them at their tusks. Elephants tusks never stop growing. Thus, the bigger the tusk, the older the elephant. Both female and male elephants grow tusks. Comparatively, amongst Asian elephants, only the males grow tusks. African elephants also spend much time eating. They will spend between 12 – 18 hours a day eating. As a result, they tend to drop many feces along the way.

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

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