Saturday, February 9, 2008

Heavy

Loxodonta africana
averaging 12,000 pounds
is the heaviest land mammal
on earth
today
the African Elephant

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African Elephant photographed at Lewa Conservancy on the Laikipia Plains of Kenya©2002 TR Ryan

38 comments:

Yen said...

Ele's sure are heavy! :) Amazing shot too!

littlepolaris said...

That is a beautiful photo of that elephant.

Chikai said...

i wouldn't dare disagree. indeed it's heavy! ;) tfs!

i got my entries up too, you can view it here and here.

Huey said...

It's really a beautiful photo you have here!

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent!!!!!!! I love these creatures....they're beautiful.

My heavy is posted...hope you can drop by and celebrate my birthday with me. Happy Hunting!

Mia said...

Beauiful picture. A greatly caught moment.

jams o donnell said...

A magnificent animal beautifully captured. Great take on this week's theme

Marie said...

Your blog is very interesting! Your photos are amazing!

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog!

mistyeiz said...

awesome shot....maybe one day i will have a chance to go on a safari n see them for real.

Sarge Charlie said...

Yep, that is heavy

Joyismygoal said...

yes heavy did you take that shot? Wow!

Carver said...

Fabulous shot and that is indeed heavy. I also love your sky watch shot below. Your photographs are excellent.

pat said...

Great shot!!

Happy Weekend.

Tom said...

Hi T.R., Very nice blog. I can empathize with wanting to be Julie Zickefoose when we grow up. E.O. Wilson is fantastic, I had the fortune to meet him in 1998. An incredible speaker and he is excellent one-on-one as well. I'm going to add my feed to your reader.

Thanks for the comment on The Ohio Nature Blog!

Tom

angelo said...

Whoaw, now that's heavy! Great choice for this week T.R. Thanks for dropping by mine.
You've got a great blog, lots of interesting stuff! Happy hunting and have a great weekend.

Jen said...

What a gorgeous photo! Happy Weekend :)

Utah Mommy said...

Yeah elephant sure is the heaviest animal on earth! Great one for the theme! Happy weekend!
Baby Pushing Mommy

rajson said...

That elephant looks VERY heavy!
I looked around and found lot of lovely photos!
Thanks for visiting my site!

Dragonstar said...

Oh yes, absolutely no argument - that's heavy! Beautiful photo.

Heather said...

Beautiful!! And exactly what you think of when you hear the word, "heavy." ;o)

Heather said...

GReat shot.

Lana Gramlich said...

I saw a short b/w clip years ago that showed herds of hundreds of elephants stampeding across the savanna. It depressed me to no end to see the devastation we've done to such a magnificent species...and still does.

Anna said...

Wow what a beautiful photo, indeed heavy, thanks for sharing...

Mine is up too:
Every Beat Of My Heart

Andrée said...

You took such a lovely natural photo of this elephant. It is gratifying to see it wild. My Photo Hunt — Heavy is here. Thank you.

jmb said...

Elephants surely fit the bill of heavy. I was watching a program about them the other night on TV and they are great.
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

napaboaniya said...

I dun even want to imagine what would happen if I got stamp by an elephant! :P

Have a good weekend!

Mary said...

12,000 pounds. That's heavy. One large animal. Awesome.

imac said...

Hi T.R. You certainly have a great and interesting blog here and your photos are 1st class stuff.

Thanks for visiting my lil ol blog and your kind comments.

Have a happy Sunday.

Olivia said...

Great photo, I love elephants!

Dorid said...

see, now I'm glad I didn't post elephant photos too :)

It's amazing to think that some of the world's largest animals are all endangered... thanks to human greed. Whales, Elephants, Polar Bears... all facing extinction from hunting and habitat destruction.

Of course I know I'm preaching to the choir here...

Natalie said...

Perfect choice!

Max-e said...

Hi TR thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments.
Elephants are fascinating animals. The Addo Elephant National Park is about 70 kms from our home and we often jump into the car at a whim, to see the elephants.
I have been looking at and enjoying your blog but will need to come back for several visits to take it all in.

ancient one said...

HEAVY, HEAVY!! Good Photo's all over your site! My first visit!!

Mec said...

heavy indeed!!!

very lovable, wonderful creatures too :)

did you know it takes about two days for the bull's sperm to reach the female elephant's egg? :D that means each elephant born are even greater miracles than us humans, no?

Anonymous said...

very beautiful capture, with excellent light

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your welcome on my first week 'hunting. We have a pic taken a few years ago at the ceremonial ground-breaking of the NC Zoo's pachyderm habitat expansion. Czar, their bull, had a pile of dirt and two shovels to play with in front of the viewing area. Bet you can guess at the fate of those shovels...*wink*

Selma said...

How I love elephants. Despite their weight and size there is such grace to them. Lovely, lovely shot!

red tin heart said...

my favorite animal... they are beautiful. xoxo nita

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