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Right there.. In the bush Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) - Yes, they hide just as easily! They look like tree trunks sometimes, and they even look like boulders laying still, thus blending in to the background. All the right reasons to be extra cautious in the wild. Elephas maximus indicus,Geotagged,India,Indian Elephant,Mudumalai,blend,boulder,camouflage,elephant,india,jumbo Click/tap to enlarge

Right there.. In the bush

Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) - Yes, they hide just as easily! They look like tree trunks sometimes, and they even look like boulders laying still, thus blending in to the background. All the right reasons to be extra cautious in the wild.

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The Indian Elephant is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to mainland Asia. Since 1986, ''Elephas maximus'' has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is pre-eminently threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation.

Similar species: Elephants
Species identified by Avinash Krishnamurthy
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Uploaded Sep 10, 2014. Captured May 15, 2010 07:33 in Morakutty Ebbanadu Road, Tamil Nadu 643206, India.
  • Canon PowerShot S5 IS
  • f/3.5
  • 1/1614s
  • ISO200
  • 35.4mm