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 "Mouth, Tusks and Trunk"  © Jenny Stevens
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(@Jennybear) Jenny Stevens said:May 12th, 2017 (7:05am) PDT
(@KENBURROWS It was a thrilling day for sure... thanks so much Ken
(@KENBURROWS) Ken Burrows said:May 12th, 2017 (6:11am) PDT
This is such a crisp and detailed image, Jenny. So very much to see and learn. Very nice.
(@Jennybear) Jenny Stevens said:May 11th, 2017 (8:44am) PDT
(@LarryLancaster Thank you Larry for such a great comment.
(@Jennybear) Jenny Stevens said:May 11th, 2017 (8:43am) PDT
(@ramonachiassongmailcom Thanks so much Ramona... it was a fun day.
(@Jennybear) Jenny Stevens said:May 11th, 2017 (8:43am) PDT
(@pamelabole This was at an elephant rescue farm. The elephants were very friendly with both their handlers and us visitors. It was a package where we each had our own elephant for a day. We had to check their teeth, their stool, their ears and eyes. Then we had to wash our elephant - which they loved, feed them and finally ride our elephant bareback. As they are quite wide, I could barely walk afterwards ! Getting on was a riot as the elephant would get on his front knees and I would straddle his trunk, then he lifted me up in the air. I then had to scramble off the trunk onto his head... then turn around. !!!! Thanks for your great comment.
(@Jennybear) Jenny Stevens said:May 11th, 2017 (8:37am) PDT
(@TimDuffus Thank you Tim on my elephant shot.
(@LarryLancaster) Larry Lancaster said:May 10th, 2017 (12:32pm) PDT
Great detail shot. I love this technique to show part and imagine the whole. Good job!
(@ramonachiassongmailcom) Ramona Chiasson said:May 10th, 2017 (9:07am) PDT
nice one..Jenny
(@pamelabole) Pamela Bole said:May 10th, 2017 (9:02am) PDT
Awwwwwww........I love elephants.....everything about them is so cool!!! When we were in Africa, I never tired of watching the elephants....their family behaviors and how they use those trunks!!! Amazing detail and POV......that must have been such a thrill to be so close and not in a vehicle! ; ) Thanks again for sharing your experiences!! : )
(@TimDuffus) Tim Duffus said:May 10th, 2017 (8:17am) PDT
Excellent work Jenny.
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Jenny Stevens
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Feeding the elephants was so interesting as they love sugar cane and the wonderful dexterity of their trunk is amazing. Also, Asian elephants teeth have a compressed diamond-shaped lamella profile that are adapted to the elephant’s diet of grasses, trees, shrubs and bark. Their teeth work by moving in a forwards and backwards motion, grinding down plant material. This is why they can eat sugar cane so readily. They also have about six sets of these molars in a lifetime.

Uploaded: May 10th, 2017 (7:08am)
Category: Wildlife/Animals
Camera: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 70 mm
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 10/800 sec
ISO: 250



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