July 8, 2014

Lucky 13

Photograph by Ben Neale

A herd of elephants roams the orange-tinged landscape of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Winners will be announced July 31.


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41 comments
Alice Susan Harding
Alice Susan Harding

Beautiful.

Now I know the terrible things that are happening in Africa, most times when I see a beautiful picture I wonder if the animals know they are in danger and if they are afraid. The hunters call it conservation, most people would think it was anything but, and more like murder, mayhem and destruction.

Artur Homka
Artur Homka

DAILY AWESOMENESS....Fantastic photo...

Janice H.
Janice H.

What a beautiful shot of one of the most wonderful animals on earth.      They are truly intelligent creatures who have many emotions like us and feel sadness, happiness and kindness.       Thank you Ben Neale for this lovely photograph! 

Saoirse Waters
Saoirse Waters

Simply majestic,  truly the most beautiful animal on the earth.  

Alok Das
Alok Das

Lovely Shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

krystyna wesolowska
krystyna wesolowska

What a great pic! I'm wondering where was it taken from; a small airplane?

Michele Lynn
Michele Lynn

I wish I could buy a print of this photo...LOVE IT!!

Mauricio Santiago Perez Retamales
Mauricio Santiago Perez Retamales

"Estas imageneslas fotografie para ustedes amigos de history, vivo en chile ,atacama comuna de copiapo,creo que encontre un complejo arqueastronomo encontre un enigma ancestral miren la imaguen petrificada en la roca y los cortes perfectos en las rocas son muy misteriosas necesito una respuesta deberian incluirla en un programa especial hoy, viernes 30 de mayo 2014 deberían verlo con sus propio ojos espero sus respuesta ya que tengo mas fotografias y un capitulo mas de alienigenas ancestrales esperando atentamente su respuesta y le dejo mi email- mauricioperezretamales@gmail.com."

Dery Reyboubet
Dery Reyboubet

Yes, it's beaytyful shot... the light, movenet,colors... Really nice! Just, I think, "The13" are not very lucky in this momento... They are more scared of helicopter tan lucky :))) But the photo is fantastic!

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

They are so magnificent, intelligent and beautiful , I hope we always have them.  I can't imagine how anyone would want to kill them (or any animal) for a thrill, trophy or their tusks.  Hopefully humanity's consciousness will rise above this.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

A bakers dozen of elephants! My most favourite animal of all. And I too pray that the senseless killing of these and other animals would stop. Shoot them with cameras all you want ,but please dont kill them.A spectacular shot from above that we all can enjoy. j.e.s.......

Catherine Sutherland
Catherine Sutherland

What lovely elephants - great shot! My most fervent prayer is that these magnificent creatures continue to live free of poaching.

Kyle Gordon
Kyle Gordon

Where's that damn cheerleader when we need her, These animals need some "conservation". They look way over populated.

Nora J.
Nora J.

A fascinating photo!! There's something about it that is so raw yet so elegant at the same time. I love it!!!!

Wayne  Norman
Wayne Norman

Absolutely full of light, color and wonder and what a spectacular pov.  Such a wonderful capture and composition and the presentation so well done.  Congrats and cheers.

riyas arun t
riyas arun t

Great colours and awesome moment...

Great man.....


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