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Underneath A Giant by Rudi van den Heever
Friday, 25th March 2016

Underneath A Giant

by Rudi van den Heever

Getting close to an african elephant and sensing its overwhelming presence, is a privilege few people can enjoy and a photographers' heaven with all the textures, shadows and contrast. This image was taken in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Equipment: Canon 7Dmkii and 500mm F4 L lens
Rudi van den Heever
"What an awesome privilege to view the wonderful detail of God's creation through a man-made lens!" I am a lawyer, photographer and conservationist (not necessarily in that order) from Pretoria, South Africa. Sharing my images and this amazing journey through the natural splendour of the Southern African plains, bush and sky, have proved to be one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. I hope that through my photography I can inspire others to conserve and protect the natural heritage of our children.

Underneath A Giant by Rudi van den Heever was photo of the day on Friday, 25th March 2016. You can leave a comment below.


Pamela North

25th March 2016 at 4:09 am

Wow! What an amazing viewpoint.

Laura Milholland

25th March 2016 at 5:37 am

Delightful! I love all the textures and the lighting is really superb. Great shot.


25th March 2016 at 12:03 pm

Wow huge foot pads and you can tell they’ve been around! Great shot Rudi!


25th March 2016 at 1:54 pm

Thank you for sharing such an amazing shot. I love how the elephants foot pad resembles the earth itself.

Anne Egli

25th March 2016 at 7:59 pm

God’s creation is truly amazing as can be seen all around us, and this foot pad is one special example, made just for an elephant. Thanks for sharing.

27th March 2016 at 3:52 pm

amazing, thank you for sharing this with us.

31st March 2016 at 4:20 pm

I have never seen the sole of an elephant’s foot before; thanks for sharing.

12th April 2016 at 8:08 am

Thanks for the kind feedback guys!

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