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The Asian Elephant Series 17

The Asian Elephant Series 17
Photo Information
Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Where They Really Live, CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos, The Asian Elephant Series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-29 16:12
Viewed: 3960
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We see a lots of elephants, here in India, or do we?
They're everywhere, in every town or city that has a decent temple or has any palace...
While we see it so often on our roads, in the wilds it is disappearing at an alarming rate. Indeed, our elephants have also been categorized as endangered animals.
It's a real joy to see huge herds of elephants in the wild, and I feel very lucky to have been amogst those that have seen them in the wild.

Elephas maximus – Endangered

Scientific Name: Elephas maximus
Species Authority: Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name/s: ASIAN ELEPHANT (Eng)

Assessment Information
Red List Category & Criteria: EN A1cd ver 2.3 (1994)
Year Assessed: 1996
Annotations: Needs updating
Assessor/s: Asian Elephant Specialist Group
History: 1965 - "Very rare but believed to be stable or increasing" as E. m. ceylanicus (Scott 1965)
1986 - Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)
1988 - Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1990 - Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1994 - Endangered (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range
Countries: Native:

Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Viet Nam

Habitat and Ecology
System: Terrestrial

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My friends from Punjab tell me they are at many of the gatherings and celebrations....about all I know from that end of Country....and I have seen some in other images which make them appear large...here because of the wide environmental shot angle/perspective...you give them a better balance...Very nicely done as usual in Goldy style.

DEar Goldy,
Your focus on JCNP elephants is quite obvious; however after viewing all these photos, I would like to mention here that courtesy poachers, the surviving gene pool of male elephants belong to predominantly non-tusker gene pool; i.e. why I could hardly see tuskers amongst them, as evident in this photograph too. One or two were seen roaming in chaur....not otherwise. Sad but true. TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-29 19:44]

Hi Goldy,

You are so right - there is nothing like seeing these animals in the wild. I have been lucky enough to see them and it was a thrill I will never forget. Your wonderful pictures showing them in their natural habitat is second best. Not only did you capture the herd so well but you show off the beautiful natural setting. I hope you have lots more like this to show us.


I'm sorry I've not been here for a bit; I ended up with a very bad case of the Flu and have spent the past week in bed.

I love that this photo was captured in the wild; sadly, they are endangered...

Your photos often leave me feeling emotion - and I appreciate that. They also (along with your notes) let me see things I've never seen before and learn a bit about the posts, allowing me to further my knowledge.

Bless you for taking the environment so seriously.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-29 20:30]

Hello Goldy

It must be very amazing to see them in the wild.
I can't imagine a world without them.
Thanks for sharing these wonderful animals with us.
The pov is very good.
Great job.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-29 22:41]

Hello Goldy, great shot of these elephants. TFS. Regards,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-29 23:37]

Hi Goldy,
Very nice sacne.Well caught and composed.Details,colors and visual impact are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-30 10:29]

Hello Goldy, Well caught and shot. Lovely landscape shot with natural sorroundings. Ganesh

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-06-30 12:14]

Intéressant de voir ces animaux dans leur contexte.
Bonne journée.


I always said that humans are really good at one thing - destroying things..... It is a sad thing that animals and their habitat are continually being destroyed by us. Its not a good feeling at all.
It is so nice that you were able to capture this herd the way they are. Animal pictures in a natural setting are my favorites. Great work.

Best Regards,


Hi Bro Goldy, Another splendid shot of these elephants.
Great colours and composition.
Many thanks for sharing this.


hello elephantman Goldy

even if there is a tree that it is obstruckting the elephant
you got here a beautiful shot of wonderful animals,
and i love that tree in the foreground,
for me it is a plus to the image, TFS


Another shot I was right next to as you shot this, Sir!
It brings back memories of this wonderful trip you took us on!

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