Nxai Pan, Botswana, Africa

This Black and White elephant tusks print shows a beautiful close-up of the animal’s large tusks. Every detail of the tusks is visible, from the cracks to the cut-off pieces.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 11 September, 2022

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

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.9
  • Exposure time: 1/2700s
  • ISO: 800
  • Focal Length: 328.7mm

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

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This Black and White elephant tusks print shows a beautiful close-up of the animal’s large tusks. Every detail of the tusks is visible, as well as the cracks and cut-off pieces. You can see that this majestic elephant was using his large ivory on his journey through the African bush.

About This Black & White Elephant Tusks

When I returned from my morning drive, this elephant was near my campsite in the Nxai Pan. The Nxai Pan is a National Park in Botswana, which is a salt flat that belongs to the Makgadikgadi Pan. The elephant bull drank water from a little waterhole and sprayed his body with water. From time to time in between spraying his body with water, it seemed that he took little naps. He did not move at all, only resting. I am always fascinated by observing and photographing these amazing animals.

As a matter of fact, African Elephants live in large groups and are social animals. They stay in a family duration of their lives. But the male Elephants, when they reach a certain age, have to leave the herd. As a matter of fact, only female elephants stay in breeding herds together with the calves and young animals.

The IUCN lists African Elephants, Loxodonta africana, in the Vulnerable category.

Browse my African wildlife-themed portfolio and view other incredible photos of the majestic elephants. You can buy a photo license and buy black and white photos in my wildlife photographs portfolio.

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1 comment for Black And White Elephant Tusks

  1. Karen

    Elephants are absolutely majestic animals. This is a beautiful.black and white elephant photo.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Indeed it is. As a photo print this looks awesome in homes. Thanks so much. 😀

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