Saturday, 4 June 2011

Mother and Cub


Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

15 comments:

Andrew said...

A beautiful image... lovely to see.

Sy's Prints said...

so beautiful!

Jacob said...

That's one mama I wouldn't want to mess with! And I didn't know elephant young 'un's were called "cubs." I always think of cubs as little, furry/fuzzy things. :-)

Joan Elizabeth said...

Didn't know baby elephants were called cubs .. I guess I have always called them baby elephants.

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

What a dear and gentle photo of the biggest and most powerful of animals! They look almost like sculptures of the same clay in the wild. National Geographic shot!

Arija said...

A magnificent shot that somehow reminds me of Duerer's (sorry, can't find the Umlaut) of a description of a rhinoceros. It was remarkably accurate too.

Most impressive definition of the skin.

Stickup Artist said...

Thank goodness they are finally being protected to live there lives and enjoy their families in their natural homes! We would all be less, even if we don't get to see them up close in the wild like you did, if these marvelous elephants were not in the world to inspire us, stimulate our imaginations, hold our admiration, and peak our curiosity. A great image JM!

Anonymous said...

MY DAUGHTER LEFT TODAY FOR KENYA FOR A MISSION TRIP. JUST HAPPEN TO FIND YOUR BLOG TODAY. ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW. IS SHE EVER GOING TO BE IN FOR A SURPRISE. I JUST HOPE IT'S SAFE.

A TAMPA GRANNY. LOVE ALL OF YOUR PICTURES. THANKS FOR SHARING.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

excellent capture!! regards

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What a cute little calf, great photo. Diane

Fabien said...

Jolie famille ;-)

JM said...

@Diane: Thank you for the (right) 'calf' word! :-)

@Jacob and Joan Elizabeth: I guess Diane has just cleared things up, true? :-)

Gary said...

Great shotos as is the earlier desert scene. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

One day I'll travel out there to see elephants.

Pat said...

Magnificent animals!