Vanessa Beadling

Camera: Canon 5D3

Lens: 300mm

Aperture: f5.6

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 250

Description: Tusk and Trunk It is believed that the tusks of African elephants have become reduced in size as an evolutionary response to human poaching. This picture shows that, despite its smaller dimension, t

Story from behind the lens: We were following a herd of elephants who went to a waterhole. We parked our 4WD from a distance as we did not want to spook them. As they were not bothered by our presence, we spent a couple of hours watching them. I managed to get a few shots of one elephant who had its tusk against the background of another elephant.