Rian van Schalkwyk, the photographer of the other elephant/hippo photos submitted the dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life pictures website can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, it is the same elephant, the same hippo cow and calf on all photos.Yes, the photos were taken at the same waterhole on a private game reserve in Namibia. And yes, it appears that the photos were taken from the same angle.Regarding the allegation that I have entered someone else’s photo for the completion:1. No, the allegation is not correct.2. I have not witnessed the scene where the elephant attacked and tossed the hippo cow on her back nor photographed same.3. If you compare the photos, you will, inter alia, notice that the elephant on my photo has wet patches on it’s body, whereas the elephant on the other photos displays a dry skin.In short: the photo entered for the competition was taken by myself.desertsky
Thank you all for your votes and comments.Both mother and baby eventually were safely back in the water.The hippo mother had a fairly long stand-off with the elephant before she joint the calf into the pool.
A stunning photo capturing the challenge theme just spot on.
Amazing capture - congratulations.
Great photo - congratulations.
Congratulations on 1st place - great photo.
maxola67: Maybe wild ones)))
Stunning photo - congratulations.
Great image - congratulations.
Congratulation - great photo.
Stunning image - well done.
Great capture of this beautiful cheetah - well done.
Great capture. Fits the subject perfectly - well done.