Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

That black and white wildlife photograph show two African Elephants drinking at a waterhole. Both animals are facing each other while surrounded by the vast open plains fo the African Savannah.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 8 September, 2020

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

  • Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Exposure time: 1/640s
  • ISO: 320
  • Focal Length: 17mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 4896 by 2754 pixels (WxH).

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Two African Elephants Drinking at a waterhole. A fine art black and white photograph showing much contrast. The rule of thirds in photography we use to create an overall balanced photograph. The two African elephants we see from their side profile, facing each other. The dramatic horizon line in the background completes the scene and adds to the appeal of the photograph. Undoubtedly, the vast open plains give a sense of an extensive view.

We know elephants are wise. Indeed, they have learned how to make their sunscreen. After a swim in the river or splash, they coat their skin in mud to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays. Clever! Not only that but in times of extreme drought or dry spells, they can even dig for water. Indeed, they use their trunks to dig in the sand until they reach an alternative water source. While it provides them with water, it gives other animals with water too.

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

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