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Sri Lankan elephant family emerging at sunset in Kaudulla, Sri Lanka

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  1. Simply gorgeous! I love the lighting and composition. It has a very warm feeling to it. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Warm is how I remember it, at 35 celcius and incredibly humid :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. wow!! perfect Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 4 years ago
  3. This photo is very pleasing to look at. The energy is serene.
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you, Melanie! Posted 4 years ago
  4. This is a fantastic image! Just awesome, i love it! :) Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you very much :) Posted 4 years ago
  5. It's just a great feeling too witness the wildlife in their own habitat and the grenary that is so wonderfully captured. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 4 years ago
  6. Perfect Ferdy, in every way! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 4 years ago
  7. The warmth in the image makes it even more beautiful! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 4 years ago
  8. wow.. nicely captured ! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks, Chamith! Posted 4 years ago
  9. Well done!! Great picture and very atmospheric. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you so much! Posted 4 years ago
  10. Hahaha I had to smile when I saw who made this photo.
    You have the same taste as me with travel places :)
    Sri Lanka is this year on my program.
    So I have to follow you closely again :)
    When have you been exactly?
    Love this shot, the light is really fabulous!!!
    Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. Thank you Wendy, this was in November of 2014, so not very long ago :) Interesting that you have the same trip planned, what a coincidence indeed! I got a travel report of our trip here, maybe you can extract some tips from it:

      http://www.ferdychristant.com/blog//resources/AA/$FILE/Sri%20Lanka%20Travel%20Report.pdf
      Posted 3 years ago
  11. What a magical scene. Great shot. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Mark! Posted 2 years ago

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The Sri Lankan elephant is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to Sri Lanka. 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.

''Elephas maximus maximus'' is the type subspecies of the Asian elephant, first described by Carl Linnaeus under.. more

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Uploaded Jan 6, 2015. Captured Nov 7, 2014 16:13.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/400s
  • ISO400
  • 400mm