Outdoor photographer of the year 2015 (OPOTY) - Wildlife Insight

My winning image of an elephant's trunk

plus the 7 shortlisted images.

Winning image of an elephant's trunk close up in Outdoor Photographer of  the Year 2015 (OPOTY) Wildlife Insight category

 

 


In a camp in South Africa - this elephant walked right past my tent. It was so close I could have touched it. The elephant was chewing on leaves and seemed completely unperturbed by my presence. I just sat and watched in amazement at the skilful curling around branches, taking what food was needed. Enchanted by this, I grabbed my camera to capture this trunk in action.

Canon EOS 5D MkIII with EF 300mm lens, ISO 250, 1/1250sec at f/2.8, handheld

 

 

These are the other 7 shortlisted images.

 
 

 




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