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Tusker Nice portrait of a male Sri Lankan Elephant, or a Tusker as they are called by the local wildlife guides. This one was spotted in Yala National Park Asia,Elephas maximus maximus,Geotagged,Sri Lanka,Sri Lankan elephant,Summer,Yala National Park Click/tap to enlarge

Tusker

Nice portrait of a male Sri Lankan Elephant, or a Tusker as they are called by the local wildlife guides. This one was spotted in Yala National Park

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  1. I think I know this fella! I was walking after our jeep. In a semi-friendly way, but still quite intimidating. Posted 6 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 Feb 1, 2015. Captured Jul 17, 2013 12:22 in Udaniwasa Mawatha, Kataragama, Sri Lanka.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO400
  • 135mm