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The African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), the largest land mammal on earth, also makes one of the best subjects for wildlife photography. I have taken thousands of elephant photos and I never tire of it. Below are a few of what I feel are my best elephant images that I have taken in different African Safari locations, including South Africa and Zimbabwe, I hope you enjoy my free elephant photo gallery. If you would like to use any of my elephant pictures, see instructions below.

Elephant Photography

Pretty much all of my best pictures of elephants have come about after sitting and watching elephants at a distance as to not disturb their natural behavior. It is then that the elephant acts normally and with plenty of patience (which is a must for any sort of wildlife photography) you can get some excellent photographs. Elephant photography is in many ways probably one of the easiest forms of wildlife photography, mostly because of their size:

Size makes a Difference in Wildlife Photography

Because of the size of elephants you do not have to have a massive zoom to fill the frame, in fact in many of my best photos of elephants, I am not even using a zoom. Another advantage is that because elephants are so big, as long as you approach them in a sensible manner (with a trained safari guide) they are generally not afraid of humans and so you can often spend hours in the company of a whole herd of elephants, giving you time to take the best photographs.

The African Elephant

If you would like to know more about the African Elephant, read my guide to the African Elephant - Loxodonta africana

Camera used: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

All my photos of elephants were taken using either the Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS or my newer Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 which for me has to be the best digital camera for safari, travel and wildlife photography. check out my guide to the best digital cameras for safari and travel. Digital Cameras Reviews for Wildlife, Safari and Travel photography.

Free Elephant Photo Gallery

I took this photo of an elephant bull on a Kariba Houseboat Safari in Zimbabwe. Kariba is an excellent location if you are interested in elephant photography, they are a common sight near the waters edge and the contrast and reflections of these wonderful animals around the lake make for excellent photographs.

Elephant, Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe

Picture of a Herd of Elepans Free Elephant Photographs
You can click on the picture of elephant on the left to view a large version of it (1024 x768px).

If you would like to use the image please contact me first, I usually allow the use of my elephant photographs for free as long as you credit me by providing a link back to my site. If you want to use any of the other photos in this gallery, or any others they are also available in larger sizes, just contact me with with ones you want.

If you would prefer not to link back to my site and have the Safari Guide logo removed and in it's original size, contact me for pricing.
Herd of Elephants (Loxodonta africana) on the Welgevonden Private game reserve in the Limpopo region of South Africa. I took this photo whilst I was working there as a guide.
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Kariba Elephants

Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe is an excellent place to take photos of Elephants. Whilst you may not think that it is necessary to use a telephoto lens on such a large animal, if you zoom right into the animal and crop some of it out of the frame, it can sometimes make for a much more interesting photograph.

Elephants, Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe

Photo of Elephants Photograph of Two African Elephants
Herd of Elephants in South Africa African Elephant Photo
Picture of Elephants Herd of Elephants
Picture of Two Elephants in South Africa Herd of Elephants at Welgevonden
 African Elephant - Loxodonta africana Picture of a Bull Elephant
African Elephant - Loxodonta africana African Elephant - This photo is of a lone bull elephant eating just outside our lodge. I took this photo whilst working for Shidzidzi and Nungubane Safari Lodges on Welgevonden Private game reserve in South Africa.
African Elephant - Loxodonta africana African Elephant - Loxodonta africana
African Elephant - Loxodonta africana
This photo is of a lone bull elephant eating just outside our lodge. I took this photo whilst working for Shidzidzi and Nungubane Safari Lodges on Welgevonden Private game reserve in South Africa.
African Elephant - Loxodonta africana
This photo is of a lone bull elephant eating just outside our lodge. I took this photo whilst working for Shidzidzi and Nungubane Safari Lodges on Welgevonden Private game reserve in South Africa.
Chimpanzee in the river Gambia national park Close up photo of elephant
African Elephant - Loxodonta africana Close up of Bull Elephant
Elephant on a Hill Shack in Gambia
African Elephant - Loxodonta africana
This photo was of the matriarch leading her family up the side of a kopjie. I took this photo whilst working for Shidzidzi and Nungubane Safari Lodges on Welgevonden Private game reserve in South Africa.
African Elephant - Loxodonta africana
This photo was of the matriarch leading her family up the side of a kopjie. I took this photo whilst working for Shidzidzi and Nungubane Safari Lodges on Welgevonden Private game reserve in South Africa.
   

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Using My Elephant Photos
Please note that all elephant pictures on this page were taken by me and are copyrighted. Don't just take them to use on your site, if you would like to use any please contact me. I usually let people use my photographs if you credit my site (www.safari-guide.co.uk) by providing a link back to me where the photo has been used, just please contact me first for link instructions. If you don't want to do this and would like the safari guide logo removed from the photo contact me regarding pricing.

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