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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Look Me in the Eye

I am always looking for unique ways to showcase the beauty of elephants in the hope that it will make a difference in the way they are viewed and appreciated. This image was taken when a herd of elephants came down to the banks of the Chobe River in Botswana for an afternoon drink. The opportunity presented itself as the the trunk of the elephant in the foreground framed the eye of the elephant in the background. I focused on the eye, and with some creative cropping, was very pleased with the final result.

This photo won the Natural World category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all of the winners and finalists here.

TAGS: Africa, Botswana, Nature, Water

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Member since 2016
Awards
Photo of the Day: 01.07.17 Editors' Pick Finalist Natural World Winner
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Prelena Soma Owen.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2016
Total Views: 13482
Total Favorites: 12
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X
Focal Length: 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO1250
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PHOTO LOCATION Chobe River, Botswana