Kruger Park, South Africa

Up close and personal, wildlife B&W fine art African Elephant Bull Portrait photograph of its tusks. You can see the many channels of the animal’s patterned skin. It displays the fine details of the tusks and skin.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 3 August, 2020

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This photograph was captured with a Canon EOS 5D and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Exposure time: 1/250s
  • ISO: 400
  • Focal Length: 420mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 2928 by 3929 pixels (WxH).

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Background

Up close and personal with the fine art ‘African Elephant Bull Portrait.’ You can see the many channels of the animal’s patterned skin, which are on display – the fine details of such a magnificent creature. The tusks are contrasting in color the rest of the skin. Representing the incredibly sad journey this animal has been on because of its’ tusks – tragic truth yet a hopeful one.

‘African Elephant Bull Portrait’ is not only a fine art photograph but a raw story. According to TRAFFIC, Angola and Mozambique have the most significant illegal trades in elephant ivory in Southern Africa. Their tusks are both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because they give the elephant a real sense of majesty and a curse due to man’s selfish gain. That has led to the senseless slaughter of elephants. Tusks have been used to make billiard balls, piano keys, and many other items for human enjoyment. The death of an animal for a small decoration in their homes. In Asian countries still believe that ivory is medicine. However, no scientific proof is available for this claim.

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

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